Current Courses

Fall 2021

  • GERON 6975-097
    Masters Project
  • GERON 6980-007
    Faculty Consultation
  • NURS 7980-031
    Faculty Consultation

Summer 2021

Spring 2021

Professional Organizations

  • Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education. 07/2017 - present. Position : Institutional Representative.
  • 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