Gerontology Program

212 Ferguson Building • (336) 256-1020 •

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:

Associate Professor

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).

Program Director

Rebecca G. Adams, PhD, Friendship, popular culture, community, aging (Department of Sociology).

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).

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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