C. Joanne Grabinski, MA, MA, ABD, FAGHE, was President/Educator and Consultant for AgeEd (1991-2010) and Lecturer, Gerontology Program, Eastern Michigan University, USA (1992-2010). While at Eastern Michigan University, she designed and taught the first Introduction to Careers course in the United States. She also served as Continuing Education Representative for the Gerontology Program, for the Graduate Certificate Program, Northwestern Michigan College University Center (1993-1997) and University Liaison for ELDERWISE (Institute for Learning in Retirement) for 18 months. Previously, she was Assistant Professor and the first Director of the Interdisciplinary Gerontology Program (1984-1991) at Central Michigan University, where she also served as Director, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Conditions Caregiver Training Grant Project (1985-1991). Ms. Grabinski has been actively involved in the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), serving on committees for both and as an elected member of the AGHE Executive Committee. She is the recipient of four AGHE honors: Distinguished Teacher (1997), AGHE Fellow in Gerontology and Geriatrics Education (FAGHE, 1999), Part-Time Faculty Certificate of Recognition (2004), and Mildred M. Seltzer Distinguished Service Recognition (2010). She is the author of several book chapters and articles (including book and AV reviews) for professional journals and newsletters. She also co-authored the latest version of AGHE's Brief Bibliography on Audiovisuals on Aging. Kelly Niles-Yokum, MPA, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Gerontology at York College of Pennsylvania, USA where she teaches courses in gerontology and sociology. Dr. Niles-Yokum serves as Managing Editor for Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, the official journal of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Prior to becoming a faculty member at York College she served as the Director for the Gerontology Program at the Colleges of Worcester Consortium in Worcester, MA, USA. She holds a doctorate in gerontology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and received a master's degree in public administration with a specialty in aging policy from Portland State University. Dr. Niles-Yokum's research interests include rural aging, domestic social policy and aging, end-of-life issues and, empowerment in later life.
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