Markets & Management Studies

  • Ken Spenner

  • Professor
  • Markets & Management Studies
  • 268I Soc-Psych
  • Campus Box 90088
  • Phone: 919-660-5625, 919-660-5614
  • Fax: (919) 660-5623
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    Bulgaria Appendix

    College Life & Learning

    Wave 1 (pre-college)
    Wave 2 (first year)
  • Research Description

    I received my B.A. from Creighton University, an M.A. from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1977. Prior to coming to Duke in 1984, I was engaged in fulltime research at the Boys Town Center for the Study of Youth Development. My interests include social stratification, careers, organizations, and market transitions. I am currently conducting a multi-year panel study of state-owned and private manufacturing enterprises in Bulgaria during that country's transition to a market economy. I teach Markets and Marketing (SOC 158), Occupations, Professions, and Careers (SOC 165), and Markets and Management (SOC 190), the capstone course for the Markets and Management Program. In 1992, I was given the Howard Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award for my outstanding performance in the classroom.
  • Areas of Interest

    Stratification/Mobility,
    Organizations
    Social Psychology
    Technology
    Market Transitions
  • Teaching

    • MMS 450.01
      • MARKETS/MGMNT CAPSTONE
      • Social Sciences 228
      • MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Sociology,
      • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI,
      • 1977
      • M.A.,
      • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN,
      • 1973
      • B.A.,
      • Creighton University, Omaha, NE (cum laude),
      • 1972
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Contributions to Sociology Award,
      • North Carolina Sociological Association,
      • February, 2007
      • Fulbright Fellow,
      • Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences, Sophia, Bulgaria,
      • 1991 - 1992
      • Howard Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award (university-wide),
      • Duke University,
      • 0 1991
      • Listed, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the South, Who's Who in America,
      • 0 1983
      • Design for a Study of Entry Into Careers,
      • CHOICE magazine (American Library Association) Outstanding Academic Book List,
      • 1982 - 1983
      • Listed, American Men and Women of Science,
      • 0 1978
      • U.S. Department of Labor Dissertation Grant,
      • 1976 - 1977
      • Methodology Traineeship,
      • Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin (Madison),
      • 1975-1976
      • Danforth Fellow,
      • 1972 - 1976
      • Phi Sigma Tau, National Honor Society in Philosophy,
      • 0 1972
  • Recent Publications

      • 2008.
      • Final Report of the Panel on the Department of Defense Human Capital Strategy.
      • 1-47
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      • Accepted, 2008.
      • “Capital Conversion and Accumulation: A Social Portrait of Legacies at an Elite University.”.
      • Research in Higher Education
      • 50:
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      • 2008.
      • “Within-College Human Capital and Racial Ethnic Differences in Academic Performance.”.
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      • 2008.
      • “A Social Portrait of College Legacy Admissions.”.
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      • 2008.
      • American Sociological Association, 2008 (2 papers).
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  • PhD Students

    • Nathan D. Martin
      • Status: PostQual
    • Idee C. Winfield
      • 1988
      • Status: Graduated
      • Thesis: Power and the Professions: A Study of Career Lines in Canada
    • Victor Machuca
      • 1989
      • co-chair
      • Thesis: Stratification and Status Attainment in Mexico City
    • Christine E. Cox
      • 1993
      • Thesis: Employment Growth in the Temporary Help Supply Industry, 1977-87
    • Olga Suhomlinova
      • 1995
      • Status: Graduated
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