Aging

 

 

Randy Basham, PhD

Associate Professor


  • Faculty Profile
  • Research Interests: Program and Practice Evaluation, Research Methods, Information Technology, Health and Behavioral Health Aging, Child Welfare and Disaster Response, Service Delivery, Group Measurement, International Issues, Sustainability

 

 

Zhen Cong , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


  • Faculty Profile
  • Research Interests: Aging, intergenerational relationships, disasters, China, health disparity, mental health, living arrangement, caregiving, social support, vulnerability, resilience, interdisciplinary research.

 

 

Noelle Fields, Ph.D., LCSW

Assistant Professor


  • Faculty Profile
  • Research Interests: Aging in Place, Home and Community-based Services, Family Caregiving, Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia, Assistive Technology, Transportation Equity

 

 

Catheleen Jordan, MSW, PhD, LCSW

Professor

 

 

Kathy Lee, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor


  • Faculty Profile
  • Research Interests: Health and well-being of older adults with cognitive impairment, non-pharmacological interventions, social engagement, minority older adults and family caregivers, home- and community-based services, and health disparities.

 

 

Karen Magruder, LCSW

Director of Undergraduate Programs

 

 

Rebecca Mauldin, LMSW, MSW, PhD

Assistant Professor

 

 

Marie Salimbeni, Ph.D, LCSW CAS

Assistant Professor in Practice


  • Faculty Profile
  • Research Interests: Forensic Social Work, Military Families and Children, Qualitative Research, Action Research, Race and Ethnicity, Relationship Violence and Prevention, Trauma, Higher Education, Student Development and Leadership, Community Education

 

 

Allison Tomlinson, PhD, LCSW

Assistant Professor in Practice

  • Diversity Studies Liaison

  • Research Interests: Maternal incarceration, stress theory and non-normative family stress, couple and marriage dynamics in African American families, and mental health.

 

 

Ling Xu, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • Faculty Profile
  • Research Interests: Aging, grandparents, ethnicity (Chinese), assistive technology, Intergenerational Support and Healthy Aging, Health Disparity, Health Care Utilization, Acculturative Stress, Social support and Well-being of Older Adults, Asian American Older Adults