Institute Staff

Harvey L. Sterns, Ph.D.
Director
heterns@uakron.edu

Maritza Smith
Graduate Assistant
mis12@zips.uakron.edu

Fellows

Albanese, Teresa H. Ph.D.
Fellow
Assistant to the Mayor for Education, Health & Families : City of Akron

Allen, Philip A. Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Professor: Psychology

Antunez, Marilia Yesenia
Fellow
Assistant Professor: Bibliography

Bass, David M. Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Vice President of Research: Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Beeson, Rose A. Ph.D.
Fellow
Assistant Professor: Nursing

Bisconti, Toni L. Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Associate Professor: Psychology

Camp, Cameron Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Adjunct Professor: Psychology Director of Research and Development: Centre for Applied Research in Dementia

Caramela-Miller, Sandra A. Ph.D.
Adjunct Fellow
Department of Psychology, Wayne College

Chiang, Jason
Fellow
Assistant Professor: Child and Family Development

Cox III, Raymond W. Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Professor: Public Administrations & Urban Studies

Darr Jr, Ralph F. Ph.D.
Adjunct Fellow
Professor Emeritus: Educational Foundations & Leadership

Diefendorff, James M. Ph.D.
Fellow
Professor: Psychology

Doverspike, Dennis Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Professor: Psychology

Farris, Leona W. MA, CHE
Life Fellow
Professor Emeritus: Family & Consumer Sciences

Gandee, Robert N. Ph.D.
Life Fellow
Professor Emeritus: Sports Sciences

Garland, Thomas N. Ph.D.
Adjunct Fellow
Professor Emeritus: Sociology

Gerhardt, Sabine Psy.D.
Fellow
Associate Professor: Family & Consumer Sciences

Gipson, Genevieve A. RN, M.Ed.,RNC
Adjunct Fellow
Director: National Network of Career Nursing Assistants.

Glotzer, Richard S. Ph.D.
Fellow
Professor: Social Work

Hartman-Stein, Paula Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Centre for Healthy Aging

Juvancic-Heltzel, Judith A. Ph.D. HFS, ACSM
Fellow
Associate Professor: Sport Science & Wellness Education

Kaut, Kevin Patrick Ph.D.
Fellow
Professor: Psychology

Kennedy, Elizabeth A. Ph.D.
Fellow
Interim Dean: College of Applied Science & Technology

Kellar, Thomas Warren
Fellow
Associate Professor: Business & Info Technology

Knight, Catharine C. Ph. D.
Fellow
Professor Emeritus: Educational Psychology

Lesner, Sharon A. Ph.D.
Fellow
Professor: Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Levant, Ronald F. Ed. D.
Senior Fellow
Professor: Psychology

Levy, Paul E. Ph.D.
Fellow
Department Chair/Professor: Psychology

Lillie, Timothy H. Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Associate Professor: Education

McManus, Mark
Fellow
Visit Assistant Professor: Social Work

Mitzel, Annette RN,DNP
Senior Fellow
Nursing, Director: Centre of Community Health

Murphy, Martin Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Professor Emeritus: Psychology

Nelson, Charles A. B.A.
Adjunct Fellow
Transportation Consultant

Olson, Susan Ph.D.
Fellow
Professor: Educational Foundations & Leadership

Otterstetter, Ronald Ph.D.
Fellow
Associate Professor: Sport Science & Wellness Education

Palmisano, Barbara M.A.
Fellow
Assistant Professor: Family and Community Medicine NEOMED

Peets, Tiffany Ph.D.
Fellow
Avenues of Counselling

Randall, Phillip M.
Adjunct Fellow
The Thorndyke Group

Sanders, Margaret B. M.A.
Fellow
Associate Professor: Family and Community Medicine NEOMED

Schaeffer, Leann MA, RD, LD, LNHA
Senior Fellow
Associate Professor: Nutrition & Dietetics

Schimer, Maria R. MPH, JD
Fellow
General Counsel: NEOMED

Schulze, Pamela Ann Ph.D.
Fellow
Professor: Child & Family Development

Slowiak, James R M.F.A
Fellow
Professor: Theatre & Arts Administration

Smerglia, Virginia L. M.A.
Fellow
Senior Lecturer: Sociology

Stanley, Jennifer T. Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Assistant Professor: Psychology

Steiger, James Ph.D.
Fellow
Professor: Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Sterns, Anthony A. Ph.D.
Fellow
Senior Lecturer: Family & Consumer Sciences & College of Business

Sterns, Harvey L. Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
Professor: Psychology
Director: The Institute for Life-Span Development & Gerontology

Sterns, Ronni S. Ph.D.
Adjunct Fellow
President, Creative Action, Inc.

Subich, Linda M. Ph.D.
Fellow
Associate Dean: College of Arts & Sciences
Professor: Psychology

Sugarman, Michael N. Ed D.
Life Fellow
Professor Emeritus, Teaching and Technical Training

Sutter, Carolyn DNP, MSN, BSN
Fellow
Senior Instructor: Nursing

Thompson, Janet Ph.D.
Fellow
Senior Lecturer: Developmental Programs

Weigold, Ingrid Ph.D.
Fellow
Associate Professor: Counseling

Zentall, Shannon Ph.D.
Fellow
Associate Professor: Child & Family Development

Zheng, Jie Ph.D.
Fellow
Associate Professor: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering