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J. Paul Grayson

Department of Sociology

Professor
 
Office: 438 Atkinson
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 20484
Emailgrayson@yorku.ca
 
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I am the author of numerous articles and monographs. My interdisciplinary research interests have focussed on political sociology, the sociology of literature, the causes and consequences of plant shutdowns, work and health, training design and development, educational outcomes, and the quality of life. My current research is on the student experience.

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Research Interests

Sociology , Education , University Student Experiences

Current Research Projects

All Publications

Journal Articles

Grayson, J. P. (2014) . The Experiences and Expectations of Canadian Female University Students in the ‘Dawn of the Age of Aquarius’. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 7(2), 267-294.

Grayson, J. P. (2014) . Negative racial encounters and academic outcomes of domestic and international students in four Canadian universities. Journal of International Students, 4(3), 247-261.

Grayson, J. P. (2013) . Talkin’ ‘bout my generation’: Political orientations and activities of a cohort of Canadian university students in the mid-sixties. Journal of Historical Sociology. 26(2), 200-233.

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Remember now they creator in the days of they youth: The quiet religious revolution on a Canadian campus in the 1960s. Historical Studies in Education, 23(2), 87-112.

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Cultural capital and academic achievement of first generation domestic and international students in Canadian universities. British Educational Research Journal, 37(4), 605-630.

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Cultural capital and the achievement of Chinese international and Canadian domestic students in a Canadian Business Program. International Journal of Management Education, 9(2), 13-24.

Grayson, J. P. (2009) . Language background, ethno-racial origin, and academic achievement of students at a Canadian university. International Migration, 47(2), 33-67.

Grayson, J. P. (2008) . The experiences and outcomes of domestic and international students at four Canadian universities. Higher Education Research and Development, 27(3), 215-230.

Grayson, J. P. (2008) . Linguistic capital and academic achievement of Canadian and foreign born university students. Canadian Review of Sociology, 45(2),127-149.

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Unequal treatment and program satisfaction among students of European and Chinese origin. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 37(3), 51-85.

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Sense of coherence and academic achievement of domestic and international students: A comparative analysis. Higher Education, 13(3), 215-236.

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Sense of coherence, problem freedom and academic outcomes of Canadian domestic and international students. Quality in Higher Education, 13(3), 215-236.

Approach To Teaching

My approach to teaching involves using the subject matter of sociology as a medium through which students develop the skills needed to develop analytical, communication, social, and other critical skills. As a result, students are required, on a weekly basis, to discuss case studies and subject matter problems with other students and write synopses of their discussions that reflect what occurred in their decision making processes.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI2030 6.0  Sociological Research Methods ONLN Course Website 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI3480 6.0  Organizations, Work and Society ONLN Course Website 


I am the author of numerous articles and monographs. My interdisciplinary research interests have focussed on political sociology, the sociology of literature, the causes and consequences of plant shutdowns, work and health, training design and development, educational outcomes, and the quality of life. My current research is on the student experience.


Area of Specialization

Sociology


Degrees

B.A., York University
M.A., York University
Ph.D., University of Toronto
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Professional Leadership

Former Chair of Department Former Associate Dean Former Director of The Institute for Social Research


Research Interests:

Sociology , Education , University Student Experiences

Current Research Projects

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All Publications

Journal Articles

Grayson, J. P. (2014) . The Experiences and Expectations of Canadian Female University Students in the ‘Dawn of the Age of Aquarius’. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, 7(2), 267-294.

Grayson, J. P. (2014) . Negative racial encounters and academic outcomes of domestic and international students in four Canadian universities. Journal of International Students, 4(3), 247-261.

Grayson, J. P. (2013) . Talkin’ ‘bout my generation’: Political orientations and activities of a cohort of Canadian university students in the mid-sixties. Journal of Historical Sociology. 26(2), 200-233.

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Remember now they creator in the days of they youth: The quiet religious revolution on a Canadian campus in the 1960s. Historical Studies in Education, 23(2), 87-112.

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Cultural capital and academic achievement of first generation domestic and international students in Canadian universities. British Educational Research Journal, 37(4), 605-630.

Grayson, J. P. (2011) . Cultural capital and the achievement of Chinese international and Canadian domestic students in a Canadian Business Program. International Journal of Management Education, 9(2), 13-24.

Grayson, J. P. (2009) . Language background, ethno-racial origin, and academic achievement of students at a Canadian university. International Migration, 47(2), 33-67.

Grayson, J. P. (2008) . The experiences and outcomes of domestic and international students at four Canadian universities. Higher Education Research and Development, 27(3), 215-230.

Grayson, J. P. (2008) . Linguistic capital and academic achievement of Canadian and foreign born university students. Canadian Review of Sociology, 45(2),127-149.

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Unequal treatment and program satisfaction among students of European and Chinese origin. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 37(3), 51-85.

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Sense of coherence and academic achievement of domestic and international students: A comparative analysis. Higher Education, 13(3), 215-236.

Grayson, J. P. (2007) . Sense of coherence, problem freedom and academic outcomes of Canadian domestic and international students. Quality in Higher Education, 13(3), 215-236.


Teaching:

Approach To Teaching

My approach to teaching involves using the subject matter of sociology as a medium through which students develop the skills needed to develop analytical, communication, social, and other critical skills. As a result, students are required, on a weekly basis, to discuss case studies and subject matter problems with other students and write synopses of their discussions that reflect what occurred in their decision making processes.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI2030 6.0  Sociological Research Methods ONLN Course Website 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI3480 6.0  Organizations, Work and Society ONLN Course Website