Dr. David Kadanoff

Dr. David Kadanoff
Social Sciences & Business
Primary Campus
Jamestown Campus
239 HULT
Associate Professor, Sociology and Psychology

David Kadanoff is an associate professor of sociology and psychology at Jamestown Community College. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, San Diego, where he was awarded the UCSD Distinguished Teaching Award. Prior to working at JCC, David was a term assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

David's teaching style focuses on engaging students to be active learners and active participants in their communities. David has taught courses in Introduction to Sociology, Field Research Methods, Technology & Society, Popular Culture, Social Problems, Marriage & the Family, and Youth Subcultures.

David's research explores the ability of consumers to effect social change in the design of material goods and in the practices that produce those goods. His dissertation, "Designing Users: The Social Construction of Users in Product Design," investigates how designers of technology construct and interact with users. 

In his free time, David loves hiking and cross-country skiing with his wife and their dog. He also enjoys learning photography and cooking for friends and family.

Degree Field of Study Institution
Ph.D. Sociology University of California, San Diego
M.A. Sociology University of California, San Diego
B.A. Sociology Emory University
Courses Taught
SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 2510: Marriage and the Family
SOC 2520: Social Problems
SOC 2580: Race and Ethnicity
SOC 7501: Popular Culture
PSY 1510: General Psychology
Academic Interests
  • Cultural sociology
  • Organizational sociology
  • Technology
Publications and Awards

Casing Political Consumerism. Mobilization (Volume 15: Number 2) June 2010, pp. 159-177. By Jeffrey Haydu and David Kadanoff


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