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Dr. Joseph Spear

Associate Professor of Sociology

Office Location: Sheldon 219
Phone: (540) 568-2347
E-mail: spearjh (at) jmu (dot) edu


BA Suny-Geneseo
MA and Ph.D., University of Virginia


Social Theory; Sociological Inquiry; Sociology of Organizations; Science, Technology & Society; Sociology of Knowledge


Scientific/technological/cultural change; Social history of biological reductionism

Recent Publications

2007. Prominent Schools or Other Active Specialties?
A Fresh Look at Some Trends in Psychology
. Review of General Psychology, 11, 363-380.

2006. The Actively Drifting Society. In W.C. McWilliams (Ed.). The Active Society Revisted (pp. 89-115). Place: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.