Davydd J. Greenwood: Action Research: Better Social Research Through Participatory Planning

International Studies in Planning Spring 2012

Davydd J. Greenwood is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Anthropology at Cornell. 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 three 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.