Janice I. Farkas Wassel
Dr. Wassel, Director of The UNCG Gerontology Program and Co-Director of the dual degree M.S. Gerontology/MBA, says: After completing my Ph.D. at Penn State University in Sociology and Demography with a minor in Gerontology, I went to Duke University as a postdoctoral fellow and research associate. While working on my dissertation, I interned at NIH/NIA for a summer in Washington D.C. In 1998, I joined Penn State University's Commonwealth Campus at Delaware County as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Recently, I returned back to North Carolina where I am the Director of the Graduate Gerontology Program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. My research interests include the role that employer pensions have on job mobility patterns for women, the effect which caregiving has on retirement decisions and the risk of caregiving across the life course for men and women. Recently, I assisted the American Chemical Society in designing a survey for "Mature Chemists." My analysis of this data will determine the effect industrial downsizing has on retirement plans and post-retirement employment for professionals. Additional interests include the social and economic outcomes for cancer survivors, healthy aging, the determinates of health coverage after retirement, and post-retirement career strategies for professionals.My teaching interests include:
Sociology of the Family, Aging and Adult Development, Research Methods, and Sociology of Aging.
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