Nan Lin

Nan Lin

Oscar L. Tang Family Professor Emeritus of Sociology

External Address: 
266 Soc-Psych, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
(919) 660-5610


My main research interests are social networks and social capital, the life stress process (especially social support as resources), social stratification and mobility, and Chinese societies.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University 1966

  • M.A., Syracuse University 1963

  • B.A., Tunghai University 1960

Garvey, , Lin, WDN, Nelson, CE, and Tomita, K. "Research Studies in Patterns of Scientific Communication: II. The role of the national meeting in scientific and technical communication." Information Storage and Retrieval 8.4 (1972): 159-169. (Academic Article)

Garvey, , William, D, Nan, L, Carnot, EN, and Kazuo, T. "Research Studies in Patterns of Scientific Communication: I. General description of research program." Information Storage and Retrieval 8.3 (1972): 111-122. (Academic Article)

Lin Nan, . "A Comparison Between the Scientific Communication Model and the Mass Communication Model." Professional Communication 15.2 (1972): 34-39. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , Hingson, R, and Allwood-Paredes, J. "Mass Immunization Campaign in El Salvador, 1969." HSMHA Health Reports 86 (1971): 1112-1121. (Academic Article)

Garvey, , William, D, Nan, L, and Carnot, EN. "A Comparison of Scientific Communication Behavior of Social and Physical Scientists." International Social Science 23.2 (1971): 256-272. (Academic Article)

Zaltman, , Gerald, , and Lin, N. "On the Nature of Innovations." The American Behavioral Scientist 14.5 (1971): 651-673. (Academic Article)

Lin Nan, . "Information Flow, Influence Flow and the Decision﷓Making Process." Journalism Quarterly 48 (1971): 33-40. (Academic Article)

Lin, , Nan, , Garvey, WD, and Nelson, CE. "Publication Fate of Material Presented at an Annual ASA Meeting: Two Years After the Meeting." The American Sociologist 5 (August 1970): 22-25. (Academic Article)

Nelson, , Carnot, E, William, DG, and Nan, L. "Scientific Information Exchange Surrounding the 1968 Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association." American Educational Research Journal, (March 1970): 169-188. (Academic Article)

Garvey, , William, D, Nan, L, and Carnot, EN. "Communication in the Physical and the Social Sciences." Science 170 (1970): 1166-1173. (Academic Article)