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Department of Anthropology & Sociology
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
(610) 436-3125
FAX (610) 436-2525
e-mail: dmcconatha@wcupa.edu
401 Dean St.
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 436-0937



EDUCATION

M.P.H.
Post Doctoral
Yale University, 1985
Leona Baumgartner Scholar
Public Health (Long Term Care)
Yale University School of Medicine, 1983-84
New Haven, Connecticut
Ph.D. Sociology (Medical Sociology)
University of Utah, 1975

Salt Lake City, Utah
Dissertation: Compliance to Medical Regimens in Chronically Ill Patients: A Study of Rheumatoid Arthritics
M.S. Sociology
University of Alabama, 1972

University, Alabama
B.S. Psychology
University of Alabama, 1970

University, Alabama


TEACHING, RESEARCH and CONSULTING AREAS

  • Sociology of Aging
  • Gerontology/Long Term Care
  • Medical Sociology
  • Research Methods
  • Health Planning and Administration
  • Public Health


CAREER HISTORY

1993- Present Professor &Chairperson (1993-1996), Department of Anthropology & Sociology
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
1994- 1996 Special Assistant for Planning and Academic Affairs
Assigned to the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Office of the Chancellor
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Harrisburg, PA
1992-1993 Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Sponsored Research
Director of Sponsored Research
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
1990-1991 Interim Dean, School of Health Sciences
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
1988-1993 Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator (1988-90)
Department of Health
Director, University-Wide Gerontology Center
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
1984-1987 Assistant Professor, Public Health
Co-Chair, Public Health Program
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
1983-1984 Research Associate
Yale Health and Aging Project
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
1981-1983 Associate in Gerontology
Graduate Faculty on Gerontology
The University of Georgia
Center for Continuing Education
Gerontology Program
Department of Sociology
Athens, Georgia 10602
1977-1981 Associate Professor, Sociology
Director, Geriatric/Aging Studies Program
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, Alabama
1975-1976 Research Associate
Health Care Management Systems, Inc.
La Jolla, California

State System of Higher Education. As Special Assistant in the Office of the Chancellor I have the responsibility to help plan and facilitate the activities of the System’s Planning Advisory Council (PAC) in relation to the current state-wide strategic planning process. My duties include coordinating and facilitating the PAC meetings, presenting status reports about the System plan to the campuses (Faculty Forums), the Board of Governors and the System Senior staff. I also have the charge of drafting and editing the System plan.
West Chester University. As Chairperson of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology I have administrative and fiscal responsibility for an academic department of 15 faculty members and approximately 50 courses per semester. As Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Director of Sponsored Research I have administrative responsibilities for admissions, student appeals, assisting in program review and curriculum development. I held duties as the University's grants officer and I manage the application and submission of all contracts and grants. As Interim Dean of the School of Health Sciences I maintained academic and administrative responsibilities for the departments of Health, Communicative Disorders, Nursing and Physical Education. As Director of the University-Wide Gerontology Program my duties include creating and developing a campus wide program in the field of aging. I have been involved in grant writing, research and community activities as well as teaching required and elective courses for the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. As Graduate Coordinator my responsibilities included the supervision and administration of the four graduate programs located in the Department of Health.
University of Tennessee. As Co-Chair and Assistant Professor of Public Health my responsibilities included the administration of departmental programs and policies. My teaching duties were in the fields of bio-statistics and Health Administration.
Yale University. During post-doctoral work at Yale, I worked with the NIA sponsored Yale Health and Aging Project doing literature reviews, data management and report writing. I also completed course work for the MPH degree.
University of Georgia. My duties and responsibilities as an Associate in the Gerontology Program encompassed curriculum development, program implementation, pre-retirement planning, and grant writing. I also directed a number of ongoing research and consulting projects including ones dealing with long-term health care, educational needs of older adults, and health policy for the elderly. I also served as campus ELDERHOSTEL coordinator and taught in the Department of Sociology on an adjunct basis.
Jacksonville State University. In my position as Director of the Geriatric/Aging Studied Program, I maintained fiscal and administrative responsibility for the development of this academic program. the University was awarded $250,000 to create the program and as Director I hired, administrative and clerical staff, developed the curriculum, and implemented the academic certification in Gerontology. Additionally, I brought in federal and state funds for the operation of special projects. My teaching responsibilities included the following courses: Medical Sociology, Health Policy and Planning for Long-Term Care, Social Gerontology, and other Sociology and Gerontology courses.
Health Care Management Systems, Inc. Health Care Management Systems is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to health care education, research, and consultation. My position as Research Associate with this organization included the responsibility for designing a methodology and data analysis scheme for a nationwide study of ambulatory care quality assurance programs. My role in this project funded by the Bureau of Quality Assurance (HEW) involved extensive site visits, final policy recommendations, and liaison activities with the Federal PSRO Office in Washington.

GRANT AND CONTRACT AWARDS

$11,400
1996
West Chester University-Provost Special Initiative Award/ SSHE Professional Faculty Development Council Grant (Co-PI)
$439,218
1994
NSF Academic Research Infrastructure Program
Co-Author
$100,000
1993
Adult Day Care Program Support
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
(As President of Adult Care of Chester County)
$34,000
1993
Adult Day Care Operation Funds
The William Penn Foundation
(As President of Adult Care of Chester County)
$52,462
1993
Advancing the Implementation of the Math Standards
Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics & Science Ed. Act
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Co-Principal Investigator
$50,000
1992-1993
Adult Day Care Services
The Pew Memorial Trust
(As President of Adult Care of Chester County)
$8,000
1992-1993
Library Resources for Older Pennsylvanians
Chester County Library Association
$11,000
1991-1992
Retiree Based Economic Development
Pennsylvania Department of Aging/AAA
$6,100
1991-1992
Regional Computer Based Nursing Home Activities
Genesis Health Ventures, Philadelphia, PA
$27,000
1990-1991
Computer Assisted Rehabilitation for the Elderly
Genesis Health Ventures, Philadelphia, PA
$9,100
Summer 1990
Knowledge and Attitudes About AIDS
Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of Teaching
State System of Higher Education/Co-Director
$3,000
1989-1990
The Prodigy/Genesis Project
Genesis Health Ventures, Philadelphia, PA
$5,400
Summer 1989
Pre-Retirement Planning Program
Contract Unisys Corporation, Blue Bell, PA
$1,500
1988
West Chester University Faculty
Development Grant: Aging and the University Environment
$45,000
1984
Pre-Retirement Planning Program
Program Contract
Warner Lambert Company, Morris Plains, NJ
$500
1982
One Hundred Years in Georgia: A Film Documentary
on Georgia's Centenarians (planning grant)
Author
from Georgia Endowment for the Humanities
$20,000
1982
Partners in Adult Learning Co. Author
from Georgia Department of Education
$54,000
1981
Strengthening Developing Institutions Author
from SDIP (US Dept of ED)
$3,100
1981
Oral History of the South 1981 Co-Author
from Alabama Endowment for the Humanities
$2,700
1980
Health Care and Rural Elderly
Author
from Area Agency on Aging/Alabama Commission on Aging
$30,000
1979
Rural Health Education for the Elderly
Author
from AoA (HEW) in conjunction with Geriatric Medicine/Center for Aging, University of Alabama College of Medicine
$27,000
1978
Career Preparation Program in Aging
Author
from AoA (HEW) in conjunction with Geriatric Medicine / Center for Aging
University of Alabama College of Medicine

$1,500
1976
Evaluation of Salt Lake City Mental Health Center
Principal Investigator
from Community Mental Health Center
$ 500
1975
Factors Effecting Smoking in College Students
Principle Investigator/from American Lung Association

PUBLICATIONS

32. McConatha, Jasmin T. and Douglas McConatha In Press The Control Factor in Older Adulthood. The Journal of Clinical Gero-Psychology
31. Zumpetta, A., Janet Amighi and Douglas McConatha Eds. 1995 An Introductory Reader In Anthropology and Sociology, Whittier Publications, New York.
30. McConatha, Jasmin T., Douglas McConatha, S. Deaver and R. Dermigny 1995 A Computer Based Intervention for the Education and Therapy of Institutionalized Older Adults. Educational Gerontology: An International Bimonthly. Vol 21: 141-150.
29. McConatha, Douglas, Jasmin T. McConatha and Regina Dermigny 1994 The Use of Interactive Computer Service to Enhance the Quality of Life for Long-Term Care Residents. The Gerontologist. Vol. 34, No. 4, 553-556.
28. Carson, L., Sankaran, G., McConatha, D. and Cinelli, B. 1994 The AIDS Memorial Quilt: Knitting the Fabric of Understanding. Journal of Health Education. Vol. 25, No.5
27. Sankaran, G., Cinelli, B., McConatha, D. and Carson, L. 1994 Voluntarism: An Investment in Preparing Health Profesisonals for the Future. Journal of Health Education, March.
26. Sankaran, G., McConatha, D., Cinelli, B. and Carson, L. 1993 A Multi-Component Model for HIV/AIDS Education on the College Campus. The Health Educator
25. McConatha, Douglas and Elizabeth Nassau 1993 Productive Aging: Myth, Miracle or Meaning Managing an Aging Workforce: A Guide for University Administrators, in N. Julius and H. Krauss Eds. College and University Personnel Association, Washington, D.C.
24. Cinelli, Bethann, Gopal Sankaran and Douglas McConatha 1992 Knowledge and Attitudes About AIDS Among Pre-service Education Majors, Health Education
23. Sankaran, Gopal, Bethann Cinelli, Douglas McConatha and Lynn Carson 1991 HIV/AIDS Education: Are Teachers Ready to Meet the Challenges? Pennsylvania Educational Leadership Vol. 11, (1)
22. McConatha, Douglas, Jasmin McConatha and Bethann Cinelli 1991 Japan's Coming Crisis: Trouble for the Honorable Elders, Journal of Applied Gerontology, Vol. 15, No. 2
21. Cinelli, Bethann, Mary Rose Colly and Douglas McConatha 1990 Smokeless Tobacco Use. Athletic Training. Vol. 25, (3) Fall
20. McConatha, Jasmin, S.D. Shepherd and Douglas McConatha 1990 Assessing self-responsibility for health among incoming students. National Association of Student Personnel Journal. Vol 27, (3).
19. McConatha, Jasmin and Douglas McConatha 1989 The Study of the relationship between Wellness and Life Satisfaction of Older Adults Activities Adaptation and Aging Vol 13 (1/2)
18. McConatha, Douglas 1988 "Quick City Revisited" Chapter 8 in Innovative Teaching Strategies, Michael Rockler, Editor. Gorsuch Publishers, Scottsdale, AZ
17. McConatha, Douglas and James Neutens 1987 Prospective Teachers' Attitudes Toward AIDS in the Classroom. Tennessee Education, Fall 1987
16. McConatha, Douglas 1986 Responsibility for Health: Who, What, and How. Allied Health and Nursing Forum. 7, Fall, 1986.
15. McConatha, Douglas 1985 Coping with Recovery. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine. (Monograph).
14. McConatha, Douglas and Jasmin McConatha 1985 Development of an instrument to measure health and life satisfaction among older adults. Educational Gerontology: An International Bimonthly. Vol. 11, No.3
13. McConatha, Douglas 1984 Pre-retirement Training Manual. Morris Plains, New Jersey: Warner Lambert Company
12. Hyer, Lee, John Barry and Douglas McConatha 1984 Coping with Aging. Journal of Applied Gerontology, Vol. 9, No. 2 & 3
11. McConatha, Douglas 1983 Holistic Health and the Elderly: Prospects and Problems Activities Adaptation and Aging, Vol. 4, No. 1
10. Courtenay, Bradley, Marietta Suhart, Douglas McConatha and Robert Stevenson. 1983 Assessing the Educational Needs of Undereducated Older Adults. Educational Gerontology: An International Bimonthly, Vo. 9, No. 2 & 3
9. McConatha, Douglas, Marietta Suhart, and Bradley Courtenay 1982 The Adult Basic Education Instructional Manual for Older Georgians. Athens, GA: The Unviersity of Georgia Center for Continuing Education.
8. Boyd, Rosamond and Douglas McConatha 1982 Gerontological Practices: Issues and Perspectives. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America
7. Egleston, Norman, Douglas McConatha, et al. 1981 Multidisciplinary training in aging. Pp. 270-277 in Irene Wittels and Jon Hendricks (eds.) Gerontology Tomorrow. Washington D.C.: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
6. McConatha, Douglas 1980 How to survive after sixty five: A resource guide for older Alabamians. Monograph, Aging Studies Program, Jacksonville State University.
5. Giebink, Gerald, Douglas McConatha, et al. 1977 Ambulatory Care Quality Assurance: Development and Application of a Model. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office (Monograph) HSA 77-3006.
4. Giebink, Gerald, Douglas McConatha, et al. 1977 Ambulatory Care Quality Assurance Program Description. Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office (Monograph) HSA 77-3007.
3. Giebink, Gerald, Douglas McConatha, et al. 1976 Survey of Quality Assurance Program in the U.S. La Jolla, CA: Health Care Management Systems, Inc. (Monograph) HSA 77-3008.
2. Kane, Robert L., and Douglas McConatha 1975 The men in the middle: A dilemma of minority health workers. Medical Care, 13:736-743.
1. McConatha, Douglas 1975 Quick City. Journal of Simulation and Games, March: 38-40.


RESEARCH IN PROGRESS 1995-6

  • Politics of Health and Aging in the Third World (Article)
  • "Radical Aging" (Book; re-writing)


PAPERS PRESENTED

42. "Personal and Social Values Across the Life Span" with Jasmin McConatha at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society. Birmingham, AL, April, 1995.
41. "A Computer Based Intervention for the Education and Therapy of Institutionalized Older Adults" at the 23rd International Congress of Applied Psychology. Madrid, July, 1994.
40. "Aging and Health in Developing Nations: What Industrialized Countries Can Learn" at the International Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Policy, Research and Development in the Third World. Cairo, November, 1993.
39. "Computer Assisted Rehabilitation for the Elderly" at the annual International Conference on Technology in Health, Victoria, BC, Canada, October, 1992.
38. "Depression and Computer Rehabilitation" with Jasmin McConatha at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head, SC, March, 1992.
37. "The Use of Interactive Computer Services in Long Term Care Facilities" at the Annual Meeting of The Association for Gerontology In Higher Ed., Baltimore, MD Feb., 1992.
36. "Computer Activities and Rehabilitation for the Elderly" at The Eighth National Forum on Research in Aging, Lincoln, NE, October 1991.
35. "Computer Based Rehabilitation in Nursing Homes" at the Annual Temple University Institute on Aging Conference, Spring 1991.
34. "Knowledge and Attitudes about AIDS" at the Pennsylvania Health Educators Institute, Harrisburg, PA, Winter, 1991.
33. "Computer Based LTC Rehabilitation" at the annual meeting of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, Pittsburgh, PA, February, 1991.
32. The benefits of multi-generational living" at the Penn State Annual Celebrate The Family Conference. State College, PA April 1990.
31. "Intergenerational Living" at the Annual meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Orlando, FL, March, 1990.
30. "Japans Coming Crises in Aging" at the Annual meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Charleston, SC. April, 1989.
29. "Entrepreneurial Gerontology" at the Annual meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Atlanta, GA. April, 1988.
28. "Planning Pre-retirement Programs" Management Conference, Warner Lambert Company, San Juan, Puerto Rico, February, 1988.
27. "Prospective Teacher Knowledge and Attitudes About AIDS." with James Neutens. Southern Distirct AAHPERD, Birmingham, AL, February, 1987.
26. "Radical Aging" presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Norfolk, VA, May, 1986.
25. "Psychosocial Aspects of Body Image in Older Adults" presented with Gene A. Hayes and Jasmin McConatha at the national meeting of the Association for Gerontological in Higher Education, Atlanta, GA, February, 1986.
24. "Aging and Health" presented with Bill Wallace at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Recreation Consortium, Pigeon Forge, TN, September, 1985.
23. "Body Image and Aging" presented with Gene A. Hayes at the annual meeting of the Midwest Therapeutic Recreation Symposium, Lake Geneva, WI, April 1985, and at the Southern Therapeutic Recreation Symposium, Atlanta, GA, June, 1985
22. "Family care giving for Alzheimer's Patients" presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Tampa, FL, May, 1985.
21. "Managing the Older Worker" presented at the Parke Davis Training Seminars Leesburg, VA, October, 1984
20. "Regenerational Learning" A Poster session of the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA, November, 1983. National Association of Student Personnel Journal. Vol 27, (3).
19. "Regenerational Learning: A Model for Creative Aging" presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Humanistic Sociology, Hartford, CT, September, 1983.
18. "Regenerational Learning: A Coping Strategty for Older Adults" presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontology Society, Atlanta, GA, April, 1983.
17. "Building a Data Based Model for Senior Adult Basic Education" with Marietta Suhart and Bradley Courtenay presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA, November, 1982.
16. "Assessing the Educational Needs of Undereducated Older Adults: A Case for the Service Provider" with Bradley Courtenay and Marietta Suhart presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA, November, 1982.
15. "Comprehensive Health Programs for Older Adults" presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Orlando, FL, June, 1982. Yale School of Medicine. (Monograph).
14. "Holistic Health and the Elderly: Prospects and Problems: presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Washington, D.C., February, 1982.
13. "Social Service Use Among the Rural Black Elderly" presented at the Twelfth International Congress of Gerontology, Hamburg, West Germany, July, 1981.
12. "Family Support Systems Amont the Rural Elderly" presented at the Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Society Meetings, Atlanta, GA, April, 1980.
11. "The Service Utilization Myth: The Case of the Black Elderly" presented at the Annual Southern Sociological Society Meetings, Atlanta, GA, April, 1979.
10. "The Rural Elderly in Transition" presented at the Annual Alabama Conference on Aging, Tuscaloosa, AL, May, 1978.
9. "Compliance to Medical Regimens" presented at the Southwestern Sociological Association Meetings, Houston, TX, April, 1978.
8. "Preliminary Results of a Nationwide Study on Quality Assurance" presented with Gerald Giebink, et al. to the American Society of Internal Medicine, San Francisco, CA, Spring, 1976.
7. "The Organization of Applied Sociology" presented at the following regional Sociological Society Meetings: Pacific Sociological Association - San Jose, CA; Eastern Sociological Association - Dallas, TX; Spring, 1976.
6. "Conflict in the PHS: A Study of Differential Adaptation" presented with Robert L. Kane the Annual American Sociological Association, New Orleans, LA, October, 1974
5. "A Dilemma of the Minority Health Worker" with Robert L. Kane presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA, October, 1974.
4. "Consultation Recruitment in Applied Sociology" presented with Gerald W. McDonald in Working Papers Section of the American Sociological Association Meetings, Montreal, Quebec, August, 1974.
3. "Quick City: A Societal Simulation" presented at the Southwestern Sociological Association Meetings, Dallas, TX, March, 1974.
2. "Professionalization and Bureaucratization: A Study of Clerical Defection" presented with Charles E. Waddel at the Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, Phoenix, AZ, May, 1973.
1. "The Creation of Charisma: An Experimental Approach" presented with Charles E. Waddell at the Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, Phoenix, AZ, May, 1973.


CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Session Co-Chair, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting: Consulting in Gerontology, Nashville, TN, March, 1992.

Program, Chair, The International Conference on Children Fun and Fitness, Philadelphia, PA, May, 1991.

Conference Respondent, SSHE Applied Research Conference West Chester, PA April 1990.

Program Chair for the 1990 Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Orlando, FL.

Moderator, Health and Aging, Southern Gerontological Society, New Orleans, LA, May, 1987.

Planning Committee for the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Recreation Consortium, Pigeon Forge, TN 1985.

Discussant, "Developing Relationships Between Government, Education and Industry in Gerontology" at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Orlando, FL, June, 1982.

Program Chair for the 1981 Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Atlanta, GA.

Presider, Gerontology Session, Southern Sociological Society, Louisville, KY, April, 1981.

Section Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences for the 1980 Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society, Atlanta, GA.

Chairperson, "Critical Tools for Sociological Practitioners" presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY, August, 1980.

Chairperson, "Applied Sociology in Medical Research" presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, NY, August, 1976.

Discussant, "Research in Chronic Illness" at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August, 1975.

Chairperson, "Applied Sociology as Social Technology" presented at the Midwest Sociological Society Meetings, Chicago, IL, April, 1975.

Chairperson, "Innovation Applied Sociology" presented at the Southwestern Sociological Association Meetings, Dallas, TX, March, 1974.

Chairperson, "Taking Sociology to the Public" presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, San Jose, CA, March, 1974.

Discussant, "Innovative Techniques in Applied Sociology" at the Pacific Sociological Association Meetings, San Jose, CA, March, 1974.



INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

"Aging and Long Term Care" for AARP/ALFE Video series. Pennsylvania Department of Aging/Chester County Office of Aging, 1993-94.

"Update on Aging and Health" at Riverside Hospital, Wilmington, DE, September, 1991.

"Aging and Health" at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA March, 1990.

"Aging and Health" at Riverside Hospital, Wilmington, DE, January, 1991.

"Geriatric Assessment in Acute Care Hospitals" at Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville, PA, June, 1990.

"Geriatric Care and Administration" at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, November, 1989.

"Aging and Public Health" an address to the Tennessee Public Health Association, Nashville, TN, June, 1987.

"The Aging Worker: Prospects for the Future" Keynote Speaker at the Annual Regional Meeting of the American Society of Personnel Administrators, Athens, GA, August, 1983.

"Aging and Anxiety" a seminar for Parke Davis, Inc., Baltimore, MD, July, 1983.

"Preparing for Retirement" an address to the preretirement program for Parke Davis, Inc., Atlanta, GA, February, 1983.

"The Current Status of Academic Gerontology in Georgia" for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, June, 1982.

"Retirement Preparation Seminars" for the Westinghouse Corporation, Atlanta, GA, Spring, 1982.

"Rural Aging" for Veterans Administration Regional Medical Education Conference, Birmingham, AL, April, 1981.

"Quick City: A Societal Simulation" presented to the Department of Anthropology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, November, 1976.

"Methodology in the Survey of Quality Assurance" for the American Hospital Association, Dallas, TX, September, 1976.

"Quick City: A Societal Simulation" for the NSF Teacher Training Program, Salt Lake City, UT, Fall, 1973.

"The Perils of Graduate School" presented at a special session of the Pacific Sociological Society, Phoenix, AZ, May, 1973.



EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Sociology, 1991 - Present.

Publications Committee, Southern Gerontological Society, Journal of Applied Gerontology, 1982-1990.

Editor, Age Lines: The Newsletter of the Southern Gerontological Society, 1982-1983.

Reviewer for Addison Wesley, Inc. (Gerontology)

Board of Advisors for Sociological Practice, a national journal in Applied Sociology, 1975-1978.

Reviewer for:

  • Educational Gerontology: International Bimonthly.
  • Therapeutic Recreation Journal.
  • The Journal of Applied Gerontology.
  • Anthropological Forum


SPECIAL COURSES

Project Flourish. This four day workshop held at Cheyney University concentrated on upgrading and improving teaching and classroom skills.



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Public Health Association
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honorary)
  • International Association of Gerontology
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Southern Gerontological Society


AWARDS

National Eldercare Partnership Award
Administration on Aging/PA Department of Aging 1992 Traineeship in Geriatric Health
University of Pennsylvania
Geriatric Education Center, 1990/1991 Presidents Award
Southern Gerontological Society, 1990

Leona Baumgartner Scholar
Yale University School of Medicine, 1983/1984

Outstanding Young Men in America
U.S. Jaycees Award, 1982

Travel Grant Award, 1981
International Congress of Gerontology
Hamburg, West Germany

National Science Foundation Award, 1979/1980
Chautaugua Short Course
Aging and the Family

Summer Study Scholarship in Latin America, 1972
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Alabama



PENNSYLVANIA STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Special Assistant for Planning and Academic Affairs in the Office of the Vice Chancellor 1995 Planning and Advisory Council Member 1994-1995 Pew Higher Education Roundtable Member 1994-1995

WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY SERVICE

University:
  • 1994-present: Co-Chair WCU2000 Planning Committee
  • 1992-1993: President's Council
  • 1991-1993: Minority Faculty Development Fund - Member
  • 1990-1992: Minority Mentorship Program-Participant
  • 1990-1991: Minority Faculty Development Fund - Chair
  • 1990: Task Force on Graduate Education - Member
  • 1989: Search Committee, Assistant Graduate Dean - Chair
  • 1989: Summer Research Award Committee - Member
  • 1988-1990: Graduate Council - Member
  • 1988-1990: Honors Council - Member
School of Health Sciences:
  • 1991-1993: Long Range Planning Committee - Member
  • 1989-1992: Research Committee - Member
  • 1988-1989: Facilities Committee - Member
Department of Health:
  • 1989-1992: Facilities Committee - Member
  • 1989-1992: Ruth Reed Scholarship Committee - Member
  • 1989: Search Committee, Environmental Health - Member
  • 1988: Search Committee, Public Health - Member


BOARDMEMBERSHIP

  • 1993-present: The Austin D. MazzuloCharitable Trust - Member
  • 1993-present: Chester County Inter-Link Inc. - Member
  • 1991-1993: Children's International Summer Villages - Member
  • 1991-1993: West Chester Area Unity Committee - Co-Chair
  • 1990-1993: Adult Care of Chester County - President
  • 1989-1993: Adult Care of Chester County - Member
  • 1988-1994: Chester County Office on Aging - Member



References available upon request.