Rudoff, Alvin (1921-2001)

Rudoff, Alvin (1921-2001)

Date Updated




Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

University of California at Berkeley, 1964 Ph.D.

University of Southern California, 1960 MA

University of California at Los Angeles, 1952

University of Southern California, 1949 BA

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University (part‑time), 1982-1992

University of Maryland, Asian Division Japan, 1981-1982

San Jose State University, 1962-1980

Chinese University Hong Kong, 1972-1973

UC Berkeley, 1960-1962

Administrative and Professional Experience

Parole Agent, California Adult Authority, 1952‑1955.

Caseworker and Research Coordinator, Duel Vocational Institution, California Department of Corrections, 1955‑1963.

Selected Publications

Societies in Space, Lang Publishing, 1996.

The Paths to Social Deviance & Conformity, Edwin Mellen Press, 1991.

Work Furlough & the County Jail, Charles C. Thomas, 1976.

Chapters in two books.

About twenty articles in journals; many reports.

Personal Commentary

Military: U.S. Marine Corps, 1940‑1946; U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1948‑1954; U.S. Marine Corps Activity Duty, 1951‑1952.

Lecturer: Administration of Justice Department, SJSU, 1985‑1986; 1989‑1990; Soledad Prison Degree Program, 1980‑1983.

Research Associate, NASA Advanced Planning, 1976‑1977.

Chairman, Sociology Department, SJSU, 1970‑1974.

Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, SJSU, 1965‑1969.

Phi Kappa Phi

Alpha Kappa Delta

Who's Who in the West

American Men and Women of Science

Directory of Distinguished Americans

Personalities of the West and Midwest

Personalities of America

Date completed: 7/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Rudoff, Alvin (1921-2001)