Aging and Longevity Studies Faculty
Mercedes Bern-Klug, Professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the Aging and Longevity Studies Program
Professor Bern-Klug is a faculty member in the School of Social Work. Research interests include: long-term care; psychosocial issues in advanced chronic illness; nursing home social work; end-of-life issues; funeral arrangements; demography of population aging. She is editor of the book, "Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes: The Social Work Role" (Columbia University Press). Professor Bern-Klug's C.V. click here
Courses that Professor Bern-Klug teaches in the Aging and Longevity Studies Program:
Death & Dying Across the Lifespan- in-person, selected semesters
May Guo, Associate Professor
Professor Guo is a faculty member in the School of Social Work Research Interests: Family gerontology; mental health in later life; intergenerational relations; health disparties; (im)migration; cross-cultural research; social welfare research. Teaches: Aging Matters: Introduction to Gerontology [in-person]. Prof. Guo's C.V. click here
Richard MacNeil, PhD, Emeritus Professor
Professor MacNeil is an emeritus (retired) faculty member in the Department of Health and Human Physiology. His areas of scholarly interest is \Leisure Studies. He and colleague Michael Teague are co-editors of the book, "Aging & Leisure: Vitality in Later Life" published by Brown and Benchmark. Professor MacNeil teaches "Aging Matters: Introduction to Gerontology" asysnchronous and on-line during fall, spring and summer semesters. Here is an example of his course outline. Professor McNeil's C.V.
Jean Gordon, PhD. Associate Professor
Jean Gordon is faculty member in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her scholarly interests include: She teaches "Aging Matters: Introduction to Longevity" (click here for an example of the course outline) at least once per year and also teaches "Communication Disorders and Aging." Professor Gordon's C.V. click here
Mark Holbrook, PhD
Professor Holbrook is a member of the Biology Department. He teaches, "Biology of Aging" both in-person and on-line. Click here for sample course outline.Professor Holbrook's C.V.
Elana Buch, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor
Professor Buch is a member of the Anthropology Department. She conducts research related to home care workers. She teaches, "Anthropology of Aging," "The Anthropology of the Beginnings and Ends of Life," and "Anthropology of Caregiving and Health." Click HERE for her C.V.
Julia Pacheco, PhD Associate Professor
Professor Pacheco is a faculty member in the Political Science Department. Her area of scholarship is health care policy. She teaches the "Politics of Aging" class both in-person and on-line. Click here for her C.V.
Brian Kaskie, PhD Associate Professor
Professor Kaskie is a faculty member in the College of Public Health. His scholarly interests include mental health policy, Medicare and Medicaid. He teaches "Psychology of Aging" in-person usually in the spring semester and "Medicare and Medicaid Policy" every other year. Click here for his CV.
Sara Sanders, PhD, MSW Professor
Professor Sanders is a faculty member in the School of Social Work.Her scholarly interests include: Dementia, end-of-life, and care for prisoners. She teaches "Death & Dying" in-person, in the fall. Click here for her C.V.
David Gould, MA
Professor Gould is an administrator in the Belin-Blank Center and teaches "Mapping the Creative Legacy" in the Aging & Longevity Studies Program
Click here for his C.V.