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Assistant Professor of Geriatric Education, University of North Dakota

As an Assistant Professor and Director of Geriatric Education at the University of North Dakota, the focus of my research is concentrated on the social determinants of health, specifically self-efficacy, connectedness, and resiliency of older adults. I developed a curriculum focused on intergenerational programs that include growth mindset, reminiscence therapy, mindfulness, guided imagery, and S.M.A.R.T. goal-setting practices to nourish internal qualities and self-agency of older adults. These best practices for wellness & health promotion address needs related to loneliness and social isolation. I am also an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially regarding Social Determinants of Health for all peoples.


  • –present
    Professor of Geriatric Curriculum , University of North Dakota


  • 2020 
    University of Toledo, Curriculum & Instruction