Jennifer M. Kinney, PhD

Jennifer Kinney

Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Scripps Research Fellow

Phone: 513-529-2915 
Office: Upham Hall, 348


PhD, Psychology, Kent State University
MA, Psychology, Kent State University
BA, Psychology, Kent State University

Research Interests

The impact of dementia on individuals and families; Montessori-based and creative arts
interventions to promote quality of life among individuals with dementia; gerontological

Selected Publications

Janssen, L.M., Kinney, J. M., Farfsing, K.M. (2020). Through the Montessori looking-glass: Barriers to implementing a Montessori-based intervention. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication.

Mehri, N., Kinney, J. M., Brown, J. S., & Rostami, M. R. (2019). Informal caregiving and all-cause mortality: A meta-analysis of longitudinal, population-based studies. Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi.10.1177/0733464819893603

Hahn, S., Kinney, J. M., & Heston, J. L. (2018). “So we basically let them struggle”: Student perceptions of challenges in intergenerational service-learning. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education. doi:10.1080/02701960.2018.1447935

Yamashita, R., Hahn, S. J., Kinney, J. M., & Poon, L. W. (2017). Impact of life stories on college students’ positive and negative attitudes toward older adults. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 39(3), 326-340. doi:10.1080/02701960.2017.1311884

Kinney, J. M., Yamashita, T., & Brown, J. S. (2016). Measuring positive attitudes toward persons with dementia:  A validation of the Allophilia scale. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Policy and Research. 16(8), 1045-1060. doi:10.1177/1471301216633247

Sauer, P. E., Fopma-Loy, J., Kinney, J. M., & Lokon, E. (2016). “It makes me feel like myself:” Person-centered versus traditional visual arts activities for people with dementia. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 15(5), 895-912. doi:10.1177/1471301214543958

Yamashita, T., Lopez, E. B., Keene, J. R., & Kinney, J. M. (2015). Predictors of adult education program satisfaction in urban community-dwelling older adults. Educational Gerontology, 41(11), 825-838. doi:10.1080/03601277.2015.1050909

Rivera-Hernandez, M., Yamashita, T., & Kinney, J. M. (2015). Identifying naturally occurring retirement communities: A spatial analysis. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Social Sciences, 70B(4), 619-627. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu077