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Joan I. Biddle



Ph.D. in Sociology, Boston University (Areas of specialization: Institutions, Organizations, Gender, Family, Military). 1992
M.A. in Counseling: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. 1978
B.A. in History, minors in Psychology and Sociology: College of White Plains, Pace University, White Plains, New York. 1971
Graduate, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. 1987
Graduate, U.S. Army Adjutant General Corps Officers' Advanced Course. 1983
Deutschen Volkshochschule Verbandes Zertifikat: Deutsch als Fremdesprache (German Adult College Assn. Certificate: German as a Foreign Language). 1980


2/95-Present: On-Line Instructor in the DIAL Program (Distance Instruction for Adult Learners http://dialnsa.edu) at The New School for Social Research, NYC.
Course Author/Instructor: Fall 1997: Sociology of the Family (http://dialnsa.edu/coursesf97/sosc.htm)
Spring, 1998: Domesticity 2001: Women in the 21st Century Reading Between the Lines: Exploring the Lives of Women Feminism in Everyday Life Sociology of Sex Roles
Instructor: Mind to Life: Early Communities of Women.
Under development: Sociology of Cyberspace.
1/88-Present: Adjunct Faculty, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. (Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve)
6/79-Present: Various US Army Reserve tours of duty during which I performed staff studies for several organizations. Studies included the analysis and evaluation of organizational structures, personnel operations, and organizational effectiveness. I was also a personnel management officer managing the careers of Army Reserve Officers in the Military Intelligence Field
1/81-2/82 Co-Director, Fort Devens Spouse Abuse Center. 1-3/80 College Instructor: taught Introductory Psychology for Central Texas College, in Germany.


11/73-8/76 Various training assignments including command of a company of 300 trainees and 50 permanent party personnel, and instructor for various military courses.
12/71-11/73 Protocol Officer, 101st Airborne Division. Responsible for planning and directing large scale official and ceremonial activities for the 101st Airborne Division.


August 1997: "SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT TEACHING ON THE INTERNET: Useful Concepts, and Some Ideas about the Virtual Classroom." This article will appear in the American Sociological Association Resource Guide to Teaching on the Internet. The paper will be published in August. (The ASA Web site is located at http://www.asanet.org)

Forthcoming: (?1998?) Book based on Ph.D. dissertation, as yet untitled, about the socialization to institutional expectations by women married to army officers.

Review of Betty Sowers Alt and Bonnie Domrose, Campfollowing: A History of the Military Wife. 1991. and Uncle Sam's Brides: The World of Military Wives. 1990. New York: Walker and Company; in MINERVA: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military. Fall/Winter 1992.

Washington Times: 4 January 1992 "Military women deserve a fairer hearing" pg D2.

Review of Margaret Randolph Higonnet, Sonya Michel, Jan Jensen, and Margaret Collins Weitz, Behind the Lines: Gender and the two World Wars. Yale University Press, 1987; in MINERVA..., vol. VI, No.2; Summer 1988.

Article: (Results of the MINERVA Survey) January 1988.

Article: "Brainstorming Session Launches the Minerva Center". in MINERVA vol. IV, No. 3; Fall 1986 pp20-28.

Forward to Emily FitzGerald, An Army Doctor's Wife on the Frontier: Letters from Alaska and the Far West 1874-1878. University of Nebraska Press, 1987.

Review of Terese Viele, Following the Drum. University of Nebraska Press, 1984; in MINERVA..., vol. III, No. 2; Summer 1985. pp68-73.

Review of Myna Trustram, Women of the Regiment. Cambridge University Press, 1984; in MINERVA..., vol. III, No. 1; Spring 1985. pp51-57.


6/97 Presider/presenter for a session at the Sociological Practice Association annual meeting about Distance Learning
10/96 Session at the Society for Applied Sociology annual meeting: Teaching on the Internet.
9/96 Guest speaker, D.C. Sociological Association: On Being a Sociologist in Cyberspace.
6/96 Session at the Sociological Practice Association annual meeting: Teaching on the Internet

MISCELLANEOUS 1996 to Present: Member of the Editorial Board for the Minerva ListServ. (http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~minerva) (H-MINERVA@h-net.msu.edu)
1976: 18 semester hours in Education: Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma.

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