Dr. Candace Kemp, Professor of Gerontology, is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.
Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan, Associate Professor of Gerontology, was President of the Southern Gerontological Society from 2018-2019.
The Gerontology Institute is leading the way in an aging society. Through research, practice and service, our faculty and students are making a difference in our growing field. As life expectancies rise, this demographic shift will alter communities and families in numerous ways. In Georgia, the older adult population is growing at a significantly faster rate than other age groups. By 2020, more than 1.5 million Georgians will be 65 or older. Many will be healthier and better off than previous generations, while others will reach older age after a lifetime of disadvantage. In order to address these divergent needs in Georgia and beyond, we need experts who are trained in gerontology and prepared to lead the changing policy and service needs of this new population of elders.
In existence for almost 40 years, the Gerontology Institute has trained multiple generations of scholars and professionals who are engaged in addressing the diverse needs of older adults and our aging society. The institute includes a core faculty of experts who work in the interdisciplinary field of gerontology and a diverse group of affiliate faculty who research aging issues within their own disciplines. We offer a master’s degree, graduate certificate, undergraduate certificate and an Interdisciplinary minor in gerontology. In addition to classwork, our students have numerous opportunities to engage in the field through student organizations, volunteer events, lecture series, research assistantships and internships.
I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about the Gerontology Institute programs, faculty, students and alumni.
Elisabeth O. Burgess
Director, Gerontology Institute
Affiliate faculty members make important contributions to The Gerontology Institute’s teaching, research, practice and service activities. Drawn from a wide variety of disciplines, they are a diverse group of scholars. Their interest in the study of aging is a commonality. The many affiliate faculty members participate in interdisciplinary research teams, teach classes cross-listed with Gerontology, mentor our master’s-level students and share in the governance of the institute. If you are a Georgia State faculty member who is interested in becoming affiliated with the Gerontology Institute, read our affiliate invitation or contact Dr. Elisabeth Burgess.
The Gerontology Institute’s staff and students are involved with the following professional organizations dedicated to the field of aging.
The site of this national membership association of professionals from many disciplines in the field of aging contains information about the association's resources, publications and more. There is a job bulletin board.
The site of this national membership association of professionals from all disciplines in aging contains information about the society's mission, history, publications and programs. It maintains AgeWork, an online job bulletin board.
AGHE is a national membership association of colleges and universities and other organizations interested in gerontological education and research. The site provides information about careers in aging, fellowship and scholarship opportunities and the association's programs and services, including a national database and a Directory of Educational Programs in Gerontology and Geriatrics.
The Southern Gerontological Society is a network of the South's most respected gerontology professionals. Southern Gerontological Society (SGS) members are educators, aging network personnel, researchers, health professionals and policymakers. SGS provides the bridge between research and practice, translating and applying knowledge in the field of aging. - See more
The GGS was founded as a membership organization of people with a common interest in the field of aging. This site includes information and resource exchange, annual meetings and conferences, advocacy for public and social policy development.