Goldwin Smith Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1970
Research Interests: action research, industrial democracy, program evaluation; political economy, universities as work organizations; Spain (Basque Country, La Mancha)
Davydd J. Greenwood is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Anthropology. He has been elected a Corresponding Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. He served as the John S. Knight Professor and Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for 10 years and was President of the Association of International Education Administrators. He also has served as a program evaluator for many universities and for the National Foreign Language Center. His work centers on action research, political economy, ethnic conflict, community and regional development, the Spanish Basque Country, Spain’s La Mancha region, and the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York where he carried out a 3 year action research and community development project with communities along the Erie Canal corridor. His current work focuses on the impact of corporatization on higher education with a particular emphasis on the social sciences.
- with Morten Levin, Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change, Second edition revised. Thousand Oaks, California, Sage Publications, Inc.
- Editor, Action Research: From Research to Writing in the Scandinavian Action Research Program, Amsterdam, John Benjamins.
- Hondarribia: Riqueza ingrata: Comercialización y colapso de la agricultura. (traducción de María Belmonte Barrenetxea). Donostia, Servicio Editorial de la Universidad del País Vasco. (translation of Unrewarding Wealth, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1976.)
- Co-editor with Carol J. Greenhouse, Honorio Velasco M., Jesús Prieto de Pedro, La democracia y la diferencia: Cultura, poder y representación en los Estados Unidos y en España. Madrid, Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.
- with Morten Levin, Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change. Thousand Oaks, California, Sage Publications, Inc.
- Industrial Democracy as Process: Participatory Action Research in the Fagor Cooperative Group of Mondragón, co-author, José Luis González (with Julio Cantón Alonso, Ino Galparsoro Markaide, Alex Goiricelaya Arruza, Isabel Legarreta Nuin, and Kepa Salaberría Amesti), Assen-Maastricht, Van Gorcum Publishers.
- Culturas de Fagor: Estudio antropológico de las cooperativas de Mondragón, co-author José Luis González (with Julio Cantón Alonso, Ino Galparsoro Markaide, Alex Goiricelaya Arruza, Isabel Legarreta Nuin, and Kepa Salaberría Amesti). San Sebastian, Editorial Txertoa.
- The Taming of Evolution: The Persistence of Nonevolutionary Views in the Study of Humans, Ithaca, Cornell University Press.
- Nature, Culture, and Human History: A Bio-cultural Introduction to Anthropology, coauthored with William A. Stini, New York, Harper & Row, Publishers.
- Unrewarding Wealth: Commercialization and the Collapse of Agriculture in a Spanish Basque Town, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Selected Edited Collections
- With Mary Brydon-Miller and Olav Eikeland, Ethics and Action Research, special issue of Journal of Action Research, 4, 1.
- Roundtable on Social Capital, Theme issue, Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy, 17, no. 4, October-December.
- Bologna in America: The Spellings Commission and Neo-liberal Higher Education Policy Learning and Teaching.
- Are Universities Knowledge-intensive Learning Organizations? In Jemielniak, Dariusz and Kociatkiewicz, Jerzy, Eds., Handbook of Research on Knowledge-intensive Organizations. Hershey, PA, IGO-Global, pp. 1-18.
- With Morten Levin,The Reformed Social Sciences to Reform the University: Mission Impossible? Learning and Teaching, 1, No. 1: 89-12.
- Theoretical Research, Applied Research, and Action Research: The Deinstitutionalization of Activist Research in Charles R. Hale, ed., Engaging Contradictions: Theory, Politics, and Methods of Activist Scholarship. Global, Area, and International Archive, University of California Press, pp. 319-340
- Who Are the Real “Problem Owners”? On the Social Embeddedness of Universities, Harding, A., Scott, A., Laske, S. and Burtscher, C. eds. Bright Satanic Mills: Universities, Regional Development and the Knowledge Economy. Aldershot, Ashgate, pp. 95-117.
- Teaching/Learning Action Research Requires Fundamental Reforms in Public Higher Education, in Morten Levin and Ann Martin, eds., The Praxis of Education Action Researchers, theme issue, Action Research, 5: 249-264.
- Pragmatic Action Research, International Journal of Action Research, Volume 3, Numbers 1 and 2, 131-148.
- Investigación participativa y la transformación de las universidades públicas: dar lugar a la producción de conocimiento en Modelo 2 en organizaciones de Modelo II en Rodríguez Villasante, Tomás, editor, “Metodología participativa y complejidad en las ciencias sociales”, número monográfico, Política y Sociedad 44, Nº 1, 95-106.
- with Morten Levin, The Future of Universities: Action Research and the Transformation of Higher Education, in Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury, eds.,Handbook of Action Research. second edition, Sage Publications, Los Angeles, 211-226.
- With Mary Brydon-Miller and Carla Shafer, Intellectual Property and Action Research, in Journal of Action Research, 4, 1, 81-95.
- With Mary Brydon-Miller, A Re-examination of the Relationship between Action Research and Human Subjects Review Processes, in Journal of Action Research, 4, 1, 117-128.
- With Morten Levin, Reform of the Social Sciences, and of Universities Through Action Research, Handbook of Qualitative Research, 3rd edition. Norman Denzin and Yvonna Lincoln, eds., Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications, 43-64
- Action Research: Collegial Responses Fulfilled, Concepts and Transformation, Vol. 9, No. 1: 80- 93.
- Feminism and Action Research: Is “Resistance” Possible and, If So, Why is it Necessary? in Mary Brydon-Miller, Patricia Maguire, and Alice McIntyre, eds., Traveling Companions: Feminism, Teaching, and Action Research. Westport, Praeger
- With Nimat Hafez Barazangi, Melissa Grace Byrnes, Jamecia Lynn Finne, Evaluation Model for an Undergraduate Action Research Program, in Budd Hall, ed., Learning and the World We Want, Proceedings of the conference “Intersecting Conversations on Education, Culture, and Community, University of Victoria, pp. 152-159.
- Co-author with Kai A. Schafft, Promises and Dilemmas of Participation: Action Research, Search Conference Methodology, and Community Development, Journal of the Community Development Society, 34, No. 1: 18-35.
- Why Action Research? With Mary Brydon Miller and Patricia Maguire, Journal of Action Research, Vol. 1, No. 1: 9-28.
- Action research: Unfulfilled promises and unmet challenges, Concepts and Transformation 7.2:117–139.
- Communities, in Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury, eds. Handbook of Action Research, London, Sage Publications, pp. 103-113.
- with Morten Levin, Re-Organizing Universities and "Knowing How": University Restructuring and Knowledge Creation for the Twenty-first Century in Organization 8, No.2: 433-440.
- with Morten Levin, Reconstructing the Relationships between Universities and Society through Action Research, in Norman Denzin and Yvonna Lincoln, eds. Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd ed., Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications, Inc., pp. 85-106.
- The Inhumanities and Inaction Research in Anthropology, Society for Humanistic Anthropology, Anthropology Newsletter, Volume 40, Number 4, April, p. 56.
- Theory-practice Relations in Anthropology: A Commentary and Further Provocation, in Carole E. Hill and Marietta L. Baba, Eds., The Unity of Theory and Practice in Anthropology: Rebuilding a Fractured Synthesis, NAPA Bulletin number 18, Washington, D.C.
- with Morten Levin, Action Research, Science, and the Co-optation of Social Research, Studies in Cultures, Organizations and Societies. Vol 4, No. 2, summer, 1998, pp. 237-261.
- with Morten Levin, Introduction to Action Research: Social Research for Social Change. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications.
- with Morten Levin, The Reconstruction of Universities: Seeking a Different Integration into Knowledge Development Processes, in Concepts and Transformation 2, No. 2: 145-163.
- co-author with Johan Elvemo, Ann Martin, Lisa Grant Mathews, Aleeza Strubel, Laurine Thomas, Participation, Action, and Research in the Classroom, Studies in Continuing Education 19, No. 1:1-50.
- Collective Reflective Practice through Participatory Action Research: A Case Study from the Fagor Cooperatives of Mondragón, in Donald A. Schön, ed., The Reflective Turn: Case Studies in and on Educational Practice, New York, Teacher's College Press, pp. 84-107.
- Participatory Action Research: Through Practice to Science in Social Research, with William Foote Whyte and Peter Lazes, reprinted in William Foote Whyte, ed., Participatory Action Research, Newbury Park, Sage Publications, pp. 19-55.
- Participatory Action Research: Through Practice to Science in Social Research, with William Foote Whyte and Peter Lazes, American Behavioral Scientist, Volume 32, Number 5: 513-552.