• Director, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, College Of Nursing
  • Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Project Director, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, College Of Nursing

Current Courses

Spring 2021

  • GERON 5240-090
    Aging and the Arts
    Location: ONLN (Online)
  • GERON 6240-090
    Aging and the Arts
    Location: ONLN (Online)
  • GERON 6240-092
    Aging and the Arts
  • GERON 6975-093
    Masters Project
  • GERON 6980-008
    Faculty Consultation

Fall 2020

Summer 2020

Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Phi Omega, Alpha Chi. 01/2019 - present. Position : Member.
  • Academy of Health Science Educators. 02/2016 - present. Position : Member.
  • Western Institute of Nursing. 10/2013 - 10/2014. Position : Member.
  • Utah Action Coalition for Health. 09/2012 - 04/2014. Position : Member.
  • Gerontological Society of America Humanities & the Arts Committee. 09/2012 - 04/2014. Position : ESPO Representative.
  • University of Utah Center on Aging. 08/2011 - present. Position : Member.
  • Gerontological Society of America. 09/2010 - present. Position : Member.

Courses I Teach

  • GERON 5100/6100 - Applications of Research in Aging
    This course is designed to develop the basic ability of the student as an informed consumer and participant in the process of aging research. Students will collect, analyze, display, and interpret data in order to address issues related to aging populations. Development of a sense of inquiry through understanding and applying the logical steps of the research process are emphasized.
  • GERON 5240/6240 - Aging and the Arts
    This course is designed to explore the influence of artistic expression on the aging experience. Students will study approaches to aging in a variety of disciplines, such as: theatre, art, film, dance, and music. Analysis and critique of creative works will occur in reference to aging and art theory. Students will research and share resources, learn how to utilize artistic knowledge when working with older adults, and examine future trends.

Small Group Teaching

  • I advised a group of Undergraduate Community Engaged Learning Nursing Students regarding a simulation project they created to train CNAs on best practices in long term care.  02/2016  -  02/2016