Gussow, Joan Dye 1928-
GUSSOW, Joan Dye 1928-
PERSONAL: Born October 4, 1928, in Alhambra, CA; daughter of Chester H. (a civil engineer) and M. Joyce (Fisher) Dye; married Alan M. Gussow (an artist and conservationist), October 21, 1956 (deceased); children: Adam Stefan, Seth James. Education: Pomona College, B.A., 1950; Yeshiva University, graduate study, 1965-67; Columbia University, M.Ed., 1974, Ed.D., 1975. Politics: "Democrat-liberal."
ADDRESSES: Home—563 Piermont Ave., Piermont, NY 10968.
CAREER: Time, Inc., New York, NY, researcher, 1950-56; freelance writer, 1956-58; Yeshiva University, New York, NY, editorial and research assistant, 1964-66, editorial and research assistant at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1966-69; Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, New York, instructor in nutrition, 1970-75, assistant professor of nutrition and education and chairperson of nutrition program, beginning 1975, professor emeritus, 1994—. National Organic Standards Board, member, 1996—.
MEMBER: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Dietetic Association (member of board of directors), Community Nutrition Institute (vice president and member of board of directors), Society for Nutrition Education, Consumer Action Now.
(With Herbert G. Birch) Disadvantaged Children: Health, Nutrition and School Failure, Grune & Stratton (New York, NY), 1970.
(Compiler) The Feeding Web: Issues in Nutritional Ecology, Full Publishing (Palo Alto, CA), 1978.
(Compiler, with Paul R. Thomas) The Nutrition Debate: Sorting Out Some Answers, Bull Publishing (Palo Alto, CA), 1986.
Chicken Little, Tomato Sauce, and Agriculture: Who Will Produce Tomorrow's Food?, Bootstrap Press (New York, NY), 1991.
This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader, Chelsea Green Publishing (White River Junction, VT), 2001.
Contributor of articles to professional journals.
SIDELIGHTS: Joan Dye Gussow once told CA: "My principal area of specialization so far as subject matter is concerned is nutrition; however, my overall focus of interest is in bringing about social and economic change before it is too late. I question the value of writing 'just another book' in pursuing this end—but have concluded that books influence opinion leaders and opinion leaders may influence the course of events. I continue to be interested in the 'massest' of the mass media—television."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, December 15, 1978, review of The Feeding Web: Issues in Nutritional Ecology, p. 669; January 15, 1987, review of The Nutrition Debate: Sorting Out Some Answers, p. 740.
Choice, April, 1992, H. W. Ockerman, review of Chicken Little, Tomato Sauce, and Agriculture: Who Will Produce Tomorrow's Foods?, p. 1246.
Food Technology, February, 1993, John B. Allred, review of Chicken Little, Tomato Sauce, and Agriculture, p. 135.
Human Behavior, November, 1978, review of The Feeding Web, p. 73.
Journal of Home Economics, winter, 1979, review of The Feeding Web, p. 8.
Journal of Nutrition Education, November-December, 1992, Carol C. Giesecke, review of Chicken Little, Tomato Sauce, and Agriculture, p. 323.
Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 1987, review of The Nutrition Debate, p. 367.
Library Journal, May 15, 2001, Ilse Heidmann, review of This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader, p. 152.
New York Times Book Review, June 3, 2001, Verlyn Klinkenborg, review of This Organic Life, p. 8; November 17, 2002, Scott Veale, review of This Organic Life, p. 60.
Nutrition Action Healthletter, September, 1991, Bonnie Liebman, "A Chicken Little in Our Future?" (interview), p. 1.
Reference and Research Book News, August, 2001, review of This Organic Life, p. 250.
Utne Reader, September, 2001, review of This Organic Life, p. 100.
Workbook, spring, 1992, review of Chicken Little, Tomato Sauce, and Agriculture, p. 24.*