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Full-Time Lecturer Position

Full-time Permanent Lecturer in Gerontology

The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, is seeking applicants for a permanent Full-Time Lecturer Position beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. This position comes with promotion opportunities outlined in the non-tenure track promotion manual at Georgia State University.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in… more »

Mary MacKinnon Leaves an Ageless Legacy in the Gerontology Institute

The lengthy list of endowed scholarships at Georgia State reads like a who’s who of distinguished alumni, beloved professors, and loyal friends of the university.

It’s rarer for administrative professionals to be honored in such a way, but for the late Mary MacKinnon, it makes perfect sense. Co-workers, program alumni and even former directors agree… more »

Gerontology Institute Faculty and Students traveled to Williamsburg for the annual meetings of the Southern Gerontological Society

Four Georgia State faculty members and four graduate students travelled to Williamsburg for the annual meetings of the Southern Gerontological Society (SGS) on April 15-18.  James Moorhead and Meagan Jain each presented posters in the opening session of Student Posters on Wednesday evening.  On Thursday, Dr. Kemp and her team started… more »

GSU Gerontology Celebrated Another Successful Careers in Aging Week (CIAW)

The GSU Alpha Omega Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega (gerontology honor society) sponsored a week of activities to promote the 2015 Careers in Aging Week.  The week began with two lunch and learn presentations.  On Monday, Hillary Thomas (AARP) and on Tuesday, Elizabeth Head (Georgia Department of Public… more »

2015 Barbara Payne Lectureship: Dr. Anne Basting

Dare to Imagine: Meaningful Aging through Creative Engagement

The Gerontology Institute had the pleasure of having Dr. Anne Basting as our distinguished speaker for the 2015 Barbara Payne Lectureship in Gerontology. Dr. Basting is a creative artist and scholar.  She is able to combine her deep appreciation of the arts with her love of gerontology… more »

Caring on the Clock: The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work

The Gerontology Institute’s very own Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan co-authored the closing chapter of the newly released textbook Caring on the Clock: The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Care Work. Her chapter focuses on “Building Meaningful Career Lattices: Direct Care Workers in Long-Term Care.” Caring on the Clock is the first book to bring together… more »

Be There 4 Seniors Rally a Success Despite Rain

The Gerontology Institute and Sigma Phi Omega hosted a breakfast and poster making session on February 9th at 9:30am in the Gerontology Institute Conference Room prior to the Be There 4 Seniors Rally. The rally started at 11am at the new Liberty Plaza at the Georgia State Capitol.

Georgia State is uniquely positioned within… more »

Dr. Morgan served as a panelist for AARP Georgia’s live panel discussion at GPB

On October 17, 2014, Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan, Assistant Professor at the Gerontology Institute, was invited to be a panelist for AARP Georgia’s live panel discussion at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Other panelists included: Cheryl Matheis, AARP Sr. Principal and Counsel; Rita Izaquirre, Human Resources Director; Jackson Spalding; and Steven Wagner, Senior… more »