Griffith (1931-1999) taught at Drexel University from 1969-1991, and was the Director of the American Psychological Association’s project on scientific-information exchange. He published more than 200 scientific papers and edited 2 books. He collaborate with Dr. Henry Small in the early 1970s on the creation of a database that maps scientific research.
Griffith lectured at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the Institute for Technical Knowledge in Utrecht in 1983, and assisted in the design of the study of Dutch science policies. He received grants for his research from the National Science Foundation, Public Health Service, National Library of Medicine, and the Department of Education.
International Society for Scientometrics and Informatics: Derek de Solla Price Award (1996)
Drexel University: Research Achievement Award (1980)
ASIS&T: Outstanding Information Teacher Award (1982)
New Jersey Chapter of ASIS&T: Distinguished Lectureship Award (1987)