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Kenneth I. Spenner, Professor of Sociology and Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Markets and Management Certificate Program

Kenneth I. Spenner

 

Short Description of Research Approach:

Kenneth I. Spenner
Professor of Sociology and Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Markets and Management Certificate Program

Office Info

Office: 268I
Phone: (919) 660-5625
Email Address:   send me a message
Fax: (919) 660-5623
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Personal Web Page
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College Life & Learning

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Areas of Interest:

 
Stratification/Mobility,
Social Organization,
Social Psychology
Organizational Change
Market Transitions
 
My current research involves a multi-year panel study of racial and ethnic differences in academic performance. A substantial body of research documents a gap in performance among different groups, yet the reasons why are only partly clear. Our research design follows two cohorts of Duke University undergraduates, the incoming classes of 2001 and 2002, surveyed before coming to Duke and approximately, annualy thereafter until exit from Duke. Empirical comparisons examine differential in human, cultural and social capital, negative stereotyping and identity dynamics, social networks, and residential, social and academic climates as these evolve during the undergraduate years. 
 

Selected Publications/Recent Research:

 
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

 

Course Descriptions:

    Duke University. Spring & Fall 2012
  • Organizations and Global Competitiveness(SOC 142) Syllabus

  • Globalization and Development(Soc 730S-03) Syllabus

 
 


 
   
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