Type Graduate
End Date 1944-00-00
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Field Sociology
Notes Ivey was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, but from age five grew up in Auburn, Alabama, attending Auburn High School and the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, the latter from which he graduated from in 1940 with his B.S. degree. He then studied sociology at the University of North Carolina under Howard Odum, earning his Ph.D. from that institution in 1944. He briefly worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority, before returning to the University of North Carolina in 1947, where at 28 years old he became the youngest full professor in that institution's history.[1]

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