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President Glassner has published 10 books, edited four scholarly texts, and authored dozens of journal articles and essays. Learn more about his publications below.


Commentary by President Glassner

 
The Chronicle of Higher Education:

At Homecomings and Reunions, Life Marches By (October 7, 2013)

Los Angeles Times:

The Right Reasons to Pick a College (August 23, 2013)

The Wall Street Journal:

We Didn’t Sign at the Office (May 6, 2013)

The Oregonian:

We need to recommit to international education (March 2, 2013)

 The Chronicle of Higher Education:

College Presidents: Bruised, Battered, and Loving It (February 11, 2013)

The Oregonian:

From Asia, with jobs: Oregon should see a business partner, not a competitor (November 24, 2012) 

USA Today:

Liberal arts is about more than money (September 10, 2012) 

Washington Post:

Grounding the helicopter parent (August 24, 2012) 

Huffington Post: 

Overseas Study Should Not End When Students Come Home (July 31, 2012) 

Los Angeles Times:

Give colleges more credit (July 3, 2012)

Seattle Times:

Just say “no” to politicians who stoke and exploit our fears (April 13, 2012)

The Chronicle of Higher Education:

(Organic) Food for Thought on Campuses (March 11, 2012)

The Oregonian:

College sports: Smitten with Division III (November 12, 2011)

USA Today:

Green campuses are fine, but what about learning? (October 27, 2011)

The Wall Street Journal:

The ‘What’s Surprised You?’ Trap (May 24, 2011)

USA Today:

Scientists have a public relations problem (March 13, 2011)

The Oregonian:

Oregon higher education: State’s private colleges big contributor to economy (November 7, 2010)

USA Today:

Yes, college is worth the price of admission (September 27, 2010)

The Wall Street Journal:

Of Sunny Hell and Soggy Hell (September 25, 2010)

The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Still Fearful After All These Years (January 17, 2010)

 

Books by President Glassner:

  • The Gospel of Food: Why We Should Stop Worrying and Enjoy What We Eat (HarperCollins, 2007)
  • Our Studies, Ourselves, co-editor with Rosanna Hertz (Oxford University Press, 2003) 
  • The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things (Basic Books, 1999; 10th Anniversary Edition released in 2010)
  • Qualitative Sociology as Everyday Life, co-editor with Rosanna Hertz (Sage, 1999)
  • Career Crash (Simon and Schuster 1994) 
  • The Qualitative – Quantitative Distinction, editor with Jonathan Moreno (Kluwer Publishers, 1989)
  • Bodies (G.P. Putnam’s, 1988)
  • Kids, Drugs and Crime, with Cheryl Carpenter et al. (Lexington Books, 1988)
  • Drugs in Adolescent Worlds: Burnouts to Straights, with Julia Loughlin (St. Martin’s Press, 1987)
  • A Rationalist Methodology for the Social Sciences, with David Sylvan (Basil Blackwell, 1985)
  • Discourse in the Social Sciences: Translating Models of Mental Illness, with Jonathan Moreno (Greenwood Press, 1982)
  • Time: Conceptualization and Application in Sociological and Gerontology Research, co-editor with E.H. Mizruchi and T. Pastorello (General Hall Press, 1982)
  • Essential Interactionism: On the Intelligibility of Prejudice (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980)
  • Clinical Sociology, with Jonathan Freedman (Longman, 1979)

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Selected list of journal publications by President Glassner:

  • “Safe Treyf,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, Winter 2010
  • “Narrative Techniques of Fear Mongering,” Social Research, Vol. 71, no. 4, 2004
  • “Where Meanings Get Constructed,” Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 29, no. 4, July 2000
  • “The Construction of Fear,” Qualitative Sociology, Vol. 22, no. 4, Winter 1999
  • Introduction to special issue, “Qualitative Sociology and Everyday Life,” Qualitative Sociology, Vol. 2, no. 4, Winter 1997
  • “The Medium Must Not Deconstruct: A Postmodern Ethnography,” Media, Culture and Society, Vol. 13, 1991
  • “Fitness and the Postmodern Self,” Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol. 30, June 1989. Reprinted in The Sociology of Medicine, 1995 
  •  “A Note on the Deterrent Effect of Juvenile vs. Adult Jurisdiction” (with Margret Ksander, et al.), Social Problems, Vol. 31, December 1983
  • “Life Events and Early- and Late-Onset of Bipolar Disorder” (with C.V. Haldipur), American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 140, February 1983. Reprinted in Stressful Life Events (International University Press, 1989)
  • “How Jews Avoid Alcohol Problems” (with Bruce Berg), American Sociological Review, Vol. 45, August 1980

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