Robert J. Graham, PhD


Associate Director and Senior Research Scholar, Scripps Gerontology Center
Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology and Gerontology

Phone: 513-529-3607
Office: Upham Hall, 380



PhD, Sociology, University of Cincinnati
MGS, Miami University
BA, Sociology, Lee University

Research Interests

Demography; functional ability in aging; social and cultural change; economic sociology

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Robert J. Graham serves as a Research Scholar with Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. 

Dr. Graham graduated in 1989 from Lee University before earning a masters of gerontological studies from Miami University in 1991 and a PhD in sociology from the University of Cincinnati (UC) in 1997. Graham worked as a research analyst at UC’s Institute for Policy Research for 2 years and a Research Associate at UC’s Dept of Family Medicine for 3 years. He also worked as a programmer/analyst for a software development company where he managed target marketing applications for two major retail clients.

Dr. Graham has been a faculty member for 21 years. Prior to joining Scripps Gerontology Center, he was Professor of Sociology and Chair of Behavior and Social Sciences at Lee University for 11 years and Dean and Provost at Waynesburg University for 5 years. Additionally, he served as the first Director of the Leonard Center for Service Learning at Lee University and as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Sociology at Grove City College. Most recently, Dr. Graham served as President of Redeemer University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.