Dean of Academic Initiatives
219 Markle Hall

Other Titles

  • Dean of Academic Initiatives
  • Professor of Psychology


  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Research interests: gerontology; social and relational processes related to mid- and late-life development;  links between marriage and health in the mature years; family caregiving; gender differences in health and aging; the marital and health impact of family caregiving; chronic illness in the context of marriage in late life; gender issues related to body weight