Faculty and Staff

Staff

Andrea Parks

Administrative Assistant
375 Upham
513-529-2628
parksar@MiamiOH.edu


Faculty

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Aaron Abbott

Assistant Lecturer, Chief Departmental Advisor for Gerontology and Organizational Leadership
360 Upham
513-529-3504
abbotta3@MiamiOH.edu

MGS, Miami University
Areas: Gerontology, Organizational Leadership


Katy Abbott

Professor, Director Scripps Gerontology Center
367-C Upham
513-529-0869
abbottkm@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
Areas: Preference-based, person-centered care; social networks and health of older adults receiving long-term services and supports


Fauzia Ahmed

Associate Professor
362 Upham
513-529-0870
ahmedfe@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Brandeis University
Areas: Gender and development, masculinity, Islam, labor and globalization


Robert A. Applebaum

Professor
367A Upham
513-529-2632
applebra@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin 
Areas: Long-term services; program evaluation; health & long-term services policy


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William Attwood-Charles

Assistant Professor
376 Upham
513-529-1812
attwoow@MiamiOH.edu 

Ph.D. Boston College
Areas: Economic and organizational sociology


J. Scott Brown

Professor, Department Chair
375C Upham
513-529-8325
sbrow@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Duke University
Areas: Life course & aging; mortality & morbidity; social inequality



Jennifer Bulanda

Associate Professor
356 Upham
513-529-5642
bulandjr@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Bowling Green State University
Areas: Family; demography; health; aging and the life course; gender


Ron Bulanda

Associate Professor
374 Upham
513-529-2642
bulandre@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Bowling Green State University
Areas: Parenting, child well-being, and measurement issues in family structure and instability


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Mark Curnutte

Visiting Instructor
378 Upham
513-529-2643
curnutm2@MiamiOH.edu

Areas: American racism; Black history; poverty; immigration; social justice; Haiti


Kate de Medeiros

O'Toole Professor of Gerontology
350 Upham
513-529-9648
demedekb@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Areas: Aging; narrative; dementia; qualitative research; gerontology



Saruna Ghimire

Assistant Professor
342 Upham
513-529-2636
ghimirs2@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Nevada Las Vegas
Areas: Global aging; global health


Ryan Gunderson

Associate Professor
366 Upham
513-529-4113
gunderrm@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Michigan State University
Areas: Environmental sociology; sociology of technology; social theory; political economy; animal studies


 

Jennifer Kinney

Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
348 Upham
513-529-2915
kinneyjm@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. Kent State University
Areas: Interventions to help families care for their older relatives, quality of life for people with dementia, the evaluation of arts-based interventions for individuals with dementia


 

Steve Lippmann

Professor
372 Upham
513-529-8515
lippmas@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Areas: Work, organizational and industry evolution, entrepreneurship


 

Sara McLaughlin

Associate Professor, Chief Departmental Advisor for Public Health Health Policy & Administration
358 Upham
513-529-8138
mclaugsj@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Michigan
Areas: Late-life health, social and behavioral determinants of healthy aging


Janardan Subedi

Professor
352 Upham
513-529-3432
subedij@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Akron
Areas: Medical sociology, international/cross-cultural health, and methodology and statistics


Jonathon Vivoda

Associate Professor
346 Upham
513-529-4114
vivodajm@MiamiOH.edu

Ph.D. University of Michigan
Areas: Aging, driving/transportation, the built environment, and health