Jeffrey D. Kentor

494 Warwick Lane

Crystal Lake, IL 60014



Curriculum Vitae

Education and Academic Awards

Ph.D. Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, Degree expected 12/97

M.A. Antioch University, with Honors in Social Psychology, 1979

B.A. George Washington University, with Special Honors in Psychology, 1973

NIMH Traineeship 1980-1982

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, 1982

Adjunct Instructor: Introduction to Statistics/ Research Methods, Antioch University, 1982


"National Mobility in the World Economy: The Relative Effects of Military and Economic


Dependency, world-systems and global reach theories all argue that national mobility is,
in part, a function of various unequal military and economic power relationships which generates
and maintains an unequal exchange between the core and periphery of the world-economy,
thereby reproducing the core/periphery hierarchy. In this study, I examine the causal
relationships among various dimensions of economic and military power and their relative effects
on national economic mobility from 1870 to 1990.


__________ 1998: Power and Development: Winners and Losers Since 1870. Forthcoming.

__________ 1997: "The Long Term Effects of Foreign Capital Penetration on Economic

__________ 1997: "An Explanation of the Effects of Foreign Investment Dependence

__________ 1985: "Economic Development and the World Division of Labor" in

__________ 1982: "Structural Determinants of Peripheral Urbanization: The Effects of

Timberlake, Michael and Jeffrey Kentor, 1983: "Economic Dependence, Overurbanization and

Chase-Dunn, C., Aaron Pallas and Jeffrey Kentor, 1982: "Old and New Research Designs for

Current Research

Comparative Development/ Globalization

The effects of economic dependence on employment and productivity

The effects of global hegemony on national mobility

The effects of military size on inequality and economic growth


Differential urbanization in the global economy

Environmental Sociology

The effects of Foreign capital penetration on carbon dioxide emissions.

Areas of Teaching Interest

Sociology of Development

Social Change

Comparative Sociology


International Political Economy

Comparative Methods

Professional Activities

Member American Sociological Association

Journal Referee for American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review,

Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Journal of World Systems Review


Professor Christopher Chase-Dunn
Department of Sociology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218

Professor Melvin Kohn, Chair
Department of Sociology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218

Professor Beverly Silver
Department of Sociology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218

Professor Jackson Kytle, Dean
Vermont College
Northfield, VT 05663