Gerontology Institute

Dementia: A Biopsychosocial Approach

DEMENTIA Gerontology Offering New UNDERGRADUATE Class! GERO 4700: SPECIAL TOPICS in GERONTOLOGY (CRN 21585) TR 9:30AM-10:45AM


How many times have you sat in class and wondered to yourself, “why do I need this class?” or “how am I going to apply this in the real world with my major?”

Gerontology’s new, Undergraduate, class on… more »

Consider an MA degree in Gerontology?

Now is a great time to consider furthering your education with a Master’s Degree in Gerontology at Georgia State University.  The Gerontology Institute is now accepting applications for admission for Fall 2017.  The deadline for applications MA program is April 15.  Graduate assistantships are available for qualified applicants. We have recently changed our admissions requirements.… more »

Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan Wins Awards

The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University would like to congratulate Assistant Professor Jennifer Craft Morgan. Dr.  Morgan is the recipient of both the Dean’s Early Career Award, presented by the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Gordon Streib Distinguished Academic Gerontologist Award, presented by the Southern Gerontological Society.

The Dean’s Early Career Award… more »

2016 Barbara Payne Lecture Series: “Being at Home: Understanding the Meaning of Aging in Place” Dr. Graham D. Rowles

Join us on Thursday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m. for our annual Barbara Pittard Payne Lectureship in Gerontology.

“Being at Home: Understanding the Meaning of Aging in Place,”  Graham D. Rowles, Ph.D. Professor & Chair of Gerontology Department, Director, Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of Kentucky.

This presentation will explore the evolving meaning of… more »

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 »

A Student’s Perspective of Georgia Gerontology Society Annual Meeting

Earlier this month, the Gerontology Institute faculty and student attended the Georgia Gerontology Society (GGS) Annual Conference. The Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, GA was gorgeous and the GGS Conference was educative and informative. The Gerontology gang spent the days presenting research and attending sessions and the evenings strolling through the grounds and mesmerizing… 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 »