Jeremy Adam Smith

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“Jeremy Adam Smith is a most purposeful father, a periodic stay-at-home dad who sees his role as not just a choice that’s best for his family but as a sign of a rapidly changing societal landscape. The Web site he founded, Daddy Dialectic, has become a place for men to discuss the practical parts of parenting, as well as the philosophical, economic and political pieces. And his new book, The Daddy Shift, is a chronicle of a time that he predicts we will look back upon as the start of permanent change.”--Lisa Belkin, The New York Times

Jeremy Adam Smith is a writer, editor, and web producer.

He is the author of The Daddy Shift (Beacon Press, 2009), which the San Francisco Chronicle calls "amazing," Mothering magazine praises as "engagingly persuasive," and UrbanBaby rates as one of "the best of 2009."

He is also the co-editor of three anthologies: The Compassionate Instinct (W.W. Norton & Co., January 2010); Are We Born Racist? (Beacon Press, August 2010); and Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood (PM Press, 2011), coedited with Tomas Moniz.

His essays, short stories, and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Conjunctions, San Francisco Chronicle, Utne Reader, Wired, and numerous other periodicals and books. Jeremy has been interviewed by many media outlets, including The Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today,, Working Mother, Nightline, ABC News, NBC News, The Globe and Mail, and numerous NPR and CBC shows.

In 2010-11, Jeremy was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Before coming to Stanford, Jeremy was the founding editor of and senior editor of the print edition of Greater Good magazine. His work as an editor and writer has been nominated for numerous awards, including multiple Maggie and Independent Press awards, and he has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Common Heritage Foundation, and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. Jeremy has also been a Knight Digital Media Center fellow, where he was trained in multimedia storytelling.

In November 2011, he rejoined the Greater Good Science Center as the editor of its website and producer of special projects such as, an interactive, shareable gratitude journal that also serves as a tool for gathering scientific data about gratitude.

“Jeremy Adam Smith says what I wish I could about the politics of fatherhood and what it means to be a dad dedicated to equity, change, and social justice for our children and for all children.”-- Daddy in a Strange Land

Selected Works

Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood
Essays on the Science of Human Goodness
New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology
How Stay-at-Home Fathers, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting are Transforming the American Family
Essays & Stories
"Entertaining and thought-provoking.” – Lit Haven
“A really neat site” – Our Bodies, Our Blog “Thoughtful” – Washington Post