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Robert Atchley is Professor and Chair of the Department of Gerontology at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. His gerontology interests include adult development, spiritual development, long-term care, public policy, work and retirement, health change and disability, and family issues. Dr. Atchley was President of the American Society on Aging from 1988 to 1990 and has also served in numerous leadership positions in the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. He is associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Gerontology and was founding editor of the journal, Contemporary Gerontology. From 1974 to 1998, he was director of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has received more than a dozen awards for his scholarship, teaching, and professional service in the field of aging. He is author of over100 articles and book chapters in social gerontology literature and more that a dozen books and research monographs, including "Understanding American Society" (1970), "The Sociology of Retirement "(1976), "Aging: Continuity and Change "(1987),"Continuity and Adaptation in Aging: Creating Positive Experiences" (1999), and his tenth edition of his introductory gerontology text, "Social Forces and Aging" (2003). A native of California, Dr. Barusch completed her BA at Reed College, Portland Oregon, and her MSW and PhD at University of California, Berkeley. She joined the University of Utah faculty in 1985, and is now a professor in the College of Social Work. Dr. Barusch writes extensively on issues related to social justice and the elderly, and has authored a social policy text: Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice, Public Programs and the Social Work Profession, that was released by F.E. Peacock Publishers, Winter, 2002. Dr Barusch enjoys swimming, throwing pots, raising exotic birds, and spending time with her family.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Gerontology.
Older people -- United States.