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Aging Studies Interdisciplinary Minor


An interdisciplinary aging studies minor is available for students interested in the study of aging/gerontology. The 18-credit minor includes courses, as available, in biology, nursing, psychology, recreation and leisure, social work, sociology and women, and gender studies. The minor consists of four required courses, an elective course, and a field experience related to aging. In addition to a field experience in aging, an elective course that relates to aging may be chosen from a variety of disciplines with the approval of the coordinator.

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student can declare this minor.

Program Requirements

The minor consists of 18 credits of coursework as follows:

  • SWO476 Issues of Aging in America
  • PSH436 Psychology of Aging
  • REL406 Leisure and Aging
  • SWO499 Independent Study (Field Experience)

Additional elective courses may be submitted for approval to the aging studies coordinator.

For more information about the interdisciplinary minor in aging studies, contact Aging Studies Coordinator, Jason A. Dauenhauer, PhD, MSW, Department of Social Work, (585) 395- 5506,

Department of Social Work

Department Chair: Debra Faria
Location: Brown 171
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Phone: (585) 395-2324
Fax: (585) 395-2366

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Faculty & Staff

Carmen I Aponte Ph.D
(Ohio State University-Main Campus)
Assistant Professor

JoAnne Castrechino MSW
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Nicole Cesnales Ph.D
(Florida State University)
Assistant Professor

Lenora A Colaruotolo MSW
(SUNY College At Brockport)

Nicholas Coulter MSW
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Jason Dauenhauer Ph.D
(University Of Rochester)
Associate Professor + Director, Multigen. Engagement

Joseph F Evers MSW
(Syracuse University)

Debra F Faria MSW
(Syracuse University)
Clinical Associate Professor + Chair

Steven K Fugle MSW
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Adjunct Lecturer

Trevor G Gates Ph.D
(University Of Illinois At Chicago)
Assistant Professor

Kristin Heffernan Ph.D
(Boston University)
Associate Professor

Susan Herrmann MSW
(Fielding Graduate University)
Interim Director, Vietnam Program

Susan Hill MSW
(Barry University)
Adjunct Lecturer

Barbara Kasper MSW
(Syracuse University)
Associate Professor

Athena R Kolbe Ph.D
(University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
Assistant Professor

Lisa Luxemberg MSW
(Boston College)
College Supervisor

Margy Meath MSW
(Syracuse University)
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gretchen Mims Ph.D
(Union Institute + University)
Adjunct Lecturer

Elizabeth A Ortolani MSW
(University of Toronto)

Felicia R Reed MS
(Roberts Wesleyan College)
Adjunct Lecturer

Robin L Schepler
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Sherrie L Smith MSW
(Smith College)
Adjunct Lecturer

Brad A Snyder MPA
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Coord Admissions/ Registrar Student Services

Tricia Snyder MS
(Nazareth College Of Rochester)
Clinical Assistant Professor + Field Coordinator

Ruth B Turner MSW
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Adjunct Lecturer

Pamela Viggiani Ph.D
(SUNY At Albany)
Assistant Professor

Nicole R West AAS
(Excelsior College)
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