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Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2019.  "The Degradation of Merit."  Society 56(4):340-347.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz and David W. Woodring.  2019.  "The Distribution of College Grades Across Fields in the Contemporary University."  Innovative Higher Education.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz and Kristen A. Clayton.  2018.  “Contemporary Academic Publishing: Democratization and Differentiation in Careers.” Journal of Higher Education 89(6):865-891.


Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2018.  “The Professoriate in International Perspective.”  In Michael B. Paulson (ed.), Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, 239-293. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.


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