Joseph F. Kett
James Madison Professor (1966)
On Leave: Spring 2013
Office Hours: Wed. 1:30-3:15
Office: Nau 398
Phone: (434) 924-6968
Email: jfk9v (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesAmerican Intellectual and Cultural History
B.A Holy Cross 1959
M.A Harvard 1960
PhD. Harvard 1964
Selected Publications and Awards
The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: From Self-Improvement to Adult Education in America, 1750-1990 (Stanford, 1994).
Rites of Passage: Adolescence in America, 1790-Present. Basic Books, 1977.
The Formation of the American Medical Profession, 1780-1860. Yale University Press, 1968.
"The Adolescence of Vocational Education," in Harvey Kantor and David Tyack, eds., Work, Youth. and Schooling: Historical Perspectives on Vocational Education. Stanford, 1982.
"The Perils of Precocity," in John Demos and Sarane S. Bocock, eds., Turning Points: Historical and Sociological Essays on the Family. University of Chicago Press, 1978.
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship; Charles Warren Center, 1969.