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David R. Johnson and Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2017.  "Peer Review: From 'Sacred Ideals' to 'Profane Realities'."  In Michael B. Paulson (ed.), Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, 485-527.  Cham, Switzerland: Springer.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “Faculty Perceptions of Their Graduate Education.”  Higher Education 72(3):291-305.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “The Proliferation of Publishing: Economic Rationality and Ritualized Productivity in a Neoliberal Era.”  American Sociologist 47(2):174-191.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “Honor in the Academic Profession: How Professors Want to be Remembered by Colleagues.”  Journal of Higher Education 87(3):363-389.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “Universities, Academic Careers, and the Valorization of ‘Shiny Things.’”  In Elizabeth Popp Berman and Catherine Paradeise (eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations 43:303-328.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “Longitudinal Qualitative Research.”  In Jeylan T. Mortimer, Michael J. Shanahan, and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson (eds.), Handbook of the Life Course, Second Edition, 491-513.  Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 


Joseph C. Hermanowicz and David R. Johnson.  2014.  “Professions.”  In Masamichi Sasaki, Jack Goldstone, Ekkart Zimmermann, and Stephen K. Sanderson (eds.), Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology, 209-216.  Boston and Leiden: Brill.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2013.  "The Culture of Mediocrity."  Minerva 51:363-387.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2013.  “The Longitudinal Qualitative Interview.”  Qualitative Sociology 36(2):189-208.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2012.  “The Sociology of Academic Careers: Problems and Prospects.”  In John C. Smart and Michael B. Paulsen (eds.), Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, 207-248.  Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. 


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2012.  “Science Careers.”  In William Sims Bainbridge (ed.), Leadership in Science and Technology, Volume 1, 316-324.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2009.  “Faculty Perceptions of Work, the Academic Profession, and Universities Across Careers.”  Advancing Higher Education (August, pp. 1-12).  TIAA-CREF Institute.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2007.  “Argument and Outline for the Sociology of Scientific (and Other) Careers.”  Social Studies of Science 37(4):625-646.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2007.  “Professors.”  In George Ritzer (ed.), Encyclopedia of Sociology, 3665-3669.  Oxford: Blackwell.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2006.  “What Does It Take To Be Successful?”  Science, Technology, and Human Values 31(2):135-152.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2005.  “Scientists and Self-Doubt Across Strata of Academic Science.”  Research in Higher Education 46(3):309-326.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2005.  “Classifying Universities and Their Departments: A Social World Perspective.”  Journal of Higher Education 76(1):26-55.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2004.  “The College Departure Process Among the Academic Elite.”  Education and Urban Society 37(1):74-93.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2003.  “Scientists and Satisfaction.”  Social Studies of Science 33(1):45-73.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2002.  “In the Shadows of Giants: Identity and Institution Building in the American Academic Profession.”  In Richard A. Settersten, Jr. and Timothy J. Owens (eds.), Advances in Life Course Research, Vol. 7: New Frontiers in Socialization, 133-162.  London: Elsevier.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2002.  “The Great Interview: 25 Strategies for Studying People in Bed.”  Qualitative Sociology 25(4): 479-499.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz and Harriet P. Morgan.  1999.  “Ritualizing the Routine: Collective Identity Affirmation.”  Sociological Forum 14(2):197-214.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  1998.  “The Presentation of Occupational Self in Science.”  Qualitative Sociology 21(2):129-148.


Links to Books


Lives in Science: How Institutions Affect Academic Careers

The Stars Are Not Enough: Scientists—Their Passions and Professions

College Attrition at American Research Universities: Comparative Case Studies

The American Academic Profession: Transformation in Contemporary Higher Education