This video was recorded at the May 2013 monthly meeting of the First Coast Freethought Society, Jacksonville, Florida. The speaker, Dr. David Jaffee, currently serves as Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at the University of North Florida. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, his MA in Political Science from Washington University-St. Louis, and his BA in Political Science from the University of Florida.

Jaffee’s research, writing, and publication are in the areas of social and economic development, organization theory, political economy, and higher education. He is the author of two books—Levels of Socio-Economic Development Theory (Praeger) and Organization Theory: Tension and Change (McGraw-Hill) and numerous
articles. He is currently heading up The Ports Project at the University of North Florida that examines the socio-economic implications of a port economy growth strategy for cities and regions.

At the University of North Florida, Jaffee has held several different academic administrative positions, including Director of the Office of Faculty Enhancement, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Acting Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Studies. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Jaffee was a visiting General Education Fulbright Scholar at the City University of Hong Kong.

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