Gerontology Institute

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 »

Dr. Morgan to Serve as Lead Evaluator for Lewis School’s HRSA Education Grant

Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan, a core faculty member of the Gerontology Institute, will serve as the lead evaluator for a $1,146,189 grant awarded to Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to develop a new interprofessional model for graduate… more »

Brown Bag Lecture – Drs. Esnard & Lewinson

Resource Accessibility and Walkabilty among Older Adults in Extended Stay Hotels

For the Gerontology Institute’s first Brown Bag of the 2014-2015 Series, Drs. Ann-Margaret Esnard (Public Management and Policy) and Terri Lewinson (School of Social Work) presented from their research on older adults residing in extended stay hotels. These researchers focused on the… more »

Gerontology Faculty and Students Awarded at SGS Annual Conference

Congratulations to the faculty and students recognized for their work in the field of Gerontology during the 35th Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontology Society. Dr. Candace Kemp received the Gordon Streib Distinguished Academic Gerontologist Award. Celeste Greene won the Student Award for her New Laughter Yoga  Workshop and David Watkins won the Student Award… more »