Gerontology Program

212 Ferguson Building • (336) 256-1020 • www.gerontology.uncg.edu

Graduate Programs

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Gerontology, 16 hours
  • Master of Science in Gerontology (MS), Aging and Business or Non-Profit Management optional concentration, 37-49 hours
  • Master of Science in Gerontology/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA) dual degree, 58 hours

Interdisciplinary Faculty and Advisors:

Program Director

Rebecca G. Adams, PhD, Aging and friendship, aging music audiences, sociology of aging, agining and community, aging and diversity, and strategic planning (Gerontology Program and Sociology Department).

Professors

Beth E. Barba, PhD, Human/animal interactions with older adults, Eden Alternative (team care delivery, animals and children) in nursing homes, failure to thrive in older adults (School of Nursing).

Laurie M. Kennedy-Malone, PhD, Community-gerontological nursing (School of Nursing).

William L. Tullar, PhD, Knowledge management, human resource metrics, and employee selection (Department of Business Administration).

Associate Professors

Kenneth A. Klase, DPA, Public administration, public budgeting and finance, public financial management. (Department of Political Science).

Olav Rueppell, PhD, Life history and behavior of social insects, aging and genetics of complex traits (Department of Biology).

Sudha Shreeniwas, PhD, Gender and family issues among seniors in India and among ethnic groups in the U.S. (Department of Human Development and Family Studies).

Janice I. Wassel, PhD, Demography; financial resources and the aging family; retirement decisions of 
professionals, women, and married couples; caregiving and family systems (Gerontology Program)

Graduates of the gerontology programs are prepared to meet the growing demand for trained professionals in public service at local, state, and federal agencies and private, nonprofit agencies or organizations or for business professionals educated on aging issues and ready to face the markets and demands of society’s changing demographics in areas such as residential options, home care markets, human resource or long term care options. All options include internship/research opportunities. Students work closely with faculty to prepare a customized portfolio according to individual’s career goals.


 

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