Nan Lin

Nan Lin

Oscar L. Tang Family Professor Emeritus of Sociology

External address: 
266 Soc-Psych, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Duke Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
(919) 660-5610


My main research interests are social networks and social capital, the life stress process (especially social support as resources), social stratification and mobility, and Chinese societies.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University 1966

  • M.A., Syracuse University 1963

  • B.A., Tunghai University 1960

Garvey, Tomita, William D Nan Lin, Carnot E. Nelson, and Kazuo Tomita. “Research Studies in Patterns of Scientific Communication: II. The role of the national meeting in scientific and technical communication..” Information Storage and Retrieval 8, no. 4 (1972): 159–69.

Garvey, Kazuo, D. William, Lin Nan, E Nelson Carnot, and Tomita Kazuo. “Research Studies in Patterns of Scientific Communication: I. General description of research program..” Information Storage and Retrieval 8, no. 3 (1972): 111–22.

Lin Nan, Tomita. “A Comparison Between the Scientific Communication Model and the Mass Communication Model..” Professional Communication 15, no. 2 (1972): 34–39.

Lin Nan, Nan. “Information Flow, Influence Flow and the Decision﷓Making Process..” Journalism Quarterly 48 (1971): 33–40.

Lin, Tomita, Tomita Nan, Ralph Hingson, and Juan Allwood-Paredes. “Mass Immunization Campaign in El Salvador, 1969..” Hsmha Health Reports 86 (1971): 1112–21.

Garvey, Juan, D. William, Lin Nan, and E Nelson Carnot. “A Comparison of Scientific Communication Behavior of Social and Physical Scientists..” International Social Science 23, no. 2 (1971): 256–72.

Zaltman, E Nelson, E Nelson Gerald, and Nan Lin. “On the Nature of Innovations..” The American Behavioral Scientist 14, no. 5 (1971): 651–73.

Lin, Lin, Lin Nan, William D. Garvey, and Carnot E. Nelson. “Publication Fate of Material Presented at an Annual ASA Meeting: Two Years After the Meeting..” The American Sociologist 5 (August 1970): 22–25.

Nelson, E Nelson, E. Carnot, D Garvey William, and Lin Nan. “Scientific Information Exchange Surrounding the 1968 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association..” American Educational Research Journal, March 1970, 169–88.

Garvey, Nan, D. William, Lin Nan, and E Nelson Carnot. “Communication in the Physical and the Social Sciences..” Science 170 (1970): 1166–73.