The following mentors are volunteers. In most cases, their research, teaching, clinical and service interests are described as well as their mentee/mentoring preferences, if any.

Rebecca Allen, PhD
Professor of psychology, Center for Mental Health and Aging, The University of Alabama
Associate editor, Aging and Mental Health

Toni C. Antonucci, PhD
Associate vice president for research, Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology, and research professor
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
Telephone: (734) 763-5846; (734) 647-9140

Sherry A. Beaudreau, PhD 
Co-director (national), VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment; investigator, Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC), Palo Alto VA; clinical associate professor (affiliated) 
Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Stanford University School of Medicine 
Telephone: (650) 493-5000 x 64119 
Fax: (650) 852-3297

Research, teaching, clinical and service interests

Beaudreau's clinical and clinical research interests focus primarily on understanding late-life anxiety and cognitive impairment and interventions aimed at reducing anxiety in older adults, particularly in the context of mild memory problems. She is particularly interested in applying my research to improving health care for older combat veterans. She actively publishes and presents her research in psychology and psychiatry journals and at both national and international professional meetings including American Psychological Association, Gerontological Society of America and the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology (ICGP). She was a recipient of a 2008 ICGP Junior Investigator Award. In 2010, she was awarded an Alzheimer's Association New Investigator Research Grant to examine the impact of anxiety and depressive symptoms on cognitive impairment and decline in older adults. She currently serves as secretary of Div. 12, Section II (Society of Clinical Geropsychology) and was recently elected president. In addition to these clinical and clinical research interests in aging, she is also actively involved in educational research and development for psychology and medical trainees in aging and mentors psychology graduate students, predoctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows in their aging research.

Mentee/mentoring preferences


Sara Czaja, PhD
Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Scientific Director, Center on Aging
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1695 N.W. 9th Avenue, Suite 3208H
Miami, FL 33136

Administrative Assistant
Sharon Purcell
Telephone: (305) 355-9068
Fax: 305-355-9076

Adam Davey, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Temple University

Research, teaching, clinical and service interests:
Epidemiology of chronic diseases in very late life. Latent variable models for incomplete and longitudinal data.
Mentee/mentoring preferences:
Research, teaching

Jerri Edwards, PhD
Associate Professor, University of South Florida
School of Aging Studies
Telephone: (813) 974.5592

Research, teaching, clinical, and service interests:
Research: Cognitive interventions, cognitive aging, older drivers
Teaching: Professional development, statistics, developmental psych, cognitive aging
Mentee/mentoring preferences:
Female, researcher

Joe Gaugler, PhD
Associate professor/McKnight Presidential Fellow, University of Minnesota
editor-in-chief, Journal of Applied Gerontology
School of Nursing, Center on Aging 
University of Minnesota
6-153 Weaver-Densford Hall, 1331
308 Harvard Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Telephone: (612) 626-2485
Fax: (612) 625-7180

Research, teaching, clinical and service interests

Alzheimer's disease and long-term care; longitudinal ramifications of family caregiving; designing and evaluating interventions for dementia caregiving families; longitudinal/mixed methods.

Mentee/mentoring preferences

None, really; he likely would be best suited to mentor a researcher, although he could provide some teaching mentorship as well.

William E. Haley, PhD
Professor, School of Aging Studies
University of South Florida
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
4202 E Fowler Ave., MHC 1343
Tampa, FL 33620
Telephone: (813) 974.9739 (direct line); (813) 974-2414 (dept.)
Fax: (813) 974-9754

Research, teaching, clinical and service interests

Haley is trained in clinical geropsychology and has had extensive clinical experience. However, his major emphasis over the past 20 years has been in the study of family caregiving among people with Alzheimer's, stroke, cancer and terminal illness. His research has included studies of the psychological, social and health impacts of caregiving; studies using stress process models to predict individual differences in caregiver outcomes; and developing and evaluating psychoeducational and supportive interventions for caregivers as well. He has a great deal of experience in mentoring PhD students and junior faculty members, and he has served on the editorial boards of many of the leading journals in the field of psychology of aging.

Mentee/mentoring preferences

His only preference is to mentor students or junior faculty who want to develop outstanding research careers. He is oriented toward helping mentees develop research careers and programs of research that can have a major impact on the field. He is also a big believer in finding ways to develop a well-balanced life including work and family, but that is often a big challenge to attain.

Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, PhD
Associate professor and gerontology program coordinator
Northeastern Illinois University
Awarded the APA Div. 20 Mentorship in Gerontology Award in August 2014
Department of Psychology
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL. 60625
Telephone: (773) 442-5846
@LHollisSawyer, #NEIUGerontology

Research, teaching, clinical and service interests

Hollis-Sawyer's ongoing research spans topics of aging workforce/retirement to issues in positive aging adjustment in daily activities from different perspectives (e.g., elder care relationships). Her responsibilities include teaching gerontology courses, conducting administrative duties as gerontology coordinator and coordinating practicum/field experiences for more than 60 students in the gerontology program at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She is also active in initiating ongoing community outreach to community agencies focused upon adult education and intergenerational learning initiatives, among other activities.

Mentee/mentoring preferences

She is open to mentoring any mentee. In terms of content, her expertise is in nonclinical work (i.e., social/behavioral sciences).

Douglas LaBier, PhD
Director, Center for Progressive Development, Washington, DC
Clinical supervisory faculty, George Washington University
5225 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 214
Washington, DC 20015
Telephone: (202) 363-1147 (direct line); (202) 557-8157 (cell)
Fax: (202) 363-8367

Research, teaching, clinical, and service interests:
His primary focus is the link between personal development and social conditioning, as they impact emotional attitudes and behavior in the workplace, relationships and in life transition phases through adulthood. His work has been based on a mixture of consultation to business leadership and development and psychoanalytically oriented therapy. His writings are primarily directed at a general audience, via the Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and other publications. He’s the author of “Modern Madness,” originally published in the late 1980s.
Mentee/mentoring preferences:
He’s open but a bit more interested in those who are interested in connecting empirical research findings to their application to organizational culture, leadership and the role of people's personal issues within those settings.

Lynn Martire, PhD
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
422 Biobehavioral Health Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 865-7374
Fax: (814) 863-9423

Research, teaching, clinical, and service interests:
Her research focuses on families and health and involves both observational studies and intervention work. Most of this work focuses on couples. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on family Relationships and health. She is a social psychologist.
Mentee/mentoring preferences:
She couldn't mentor in regard to clinical work. She does little teaching.

Kristi Multhaup, PhD
Professor of psychology
Davidson College

Research, teaching, clinical and service interests

Multhaup's main research interest is in cognitive aging, particularly the mechanisms that are responsible for memory changes and, in some cases, the lack of memory changes in healthy older adults. Specialty areas include source memory (e.g., where did you learn information — a friend, a TV show, Facebook?), autobiographical memory, and inhibitory control (e.g., what we use to name the color of ink in RED "black"). Her most recent line of research is on the effects of video game training on the cognitive performance of older adults; this research is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Aging. She also enjoys helping students develop research projects in aging that are not necessarily about cognition and projects in cognition that are not necessarily about aging. In 2007, she was deeply honored to be a recipient of the Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award.

Courses taught:

  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • PSY 245 Psychology of Aging
  • PSY 276 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 304 Psychological Research: Memory
  • PSY 319 Psychological Research: Adult Development
  • PSY 377 Autobiographical Memory & Reminiscence
  • PSY 378 Aging & Memory
  • PSY 401 Issues in Psychology
Mentee/mentoring preferences

She would have the most to offer someone in a liberal arts college environment.

Silvia Sörensen, PhD
Research associate professor
Departments of Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, and Center for Community Health
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
610 Elmwood Ave. 
Box 659
Rochester, NY 14642
Telephone: (585) 273-2952 

Research, teaching, clinical and service interests

Sörensen is a gerontologist interested in developing interventions to facilitate emotional well-being among vulnerable older adults, with a particularly focus on ethnic minorities, the medically underserved population and people with sensory impairments. She has also published widely on caregiver stress and interventions with caregivers. Her PhD in human development and family studies is from Penn State University. She also holds master's degree from the Technical University of Berlin in Germany and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Antioch College in Ohio. Sörensen was born in Germany and has lived in the U.S. for 30 years and in Rochester since 2000.

Mentee/mentoring preferences


Keith E. Whitfield, PhD
Vice provost for academic affairs; professor of psychology and neuroscience; research professor of medicine; co-director
Center on Biobehavioral Research on Health Disparities
Duke University

Research, teaching, clinical and service interests

Whitfield has published more than 170 articles, books and book chapters on cognition, health, and individual development and aging with a focus on African-Americans. He recently co-authored the "Handbook of Minority Aging." His research on individual differences in minority aging employs a two-prong approach that includes studying individual people as well as members of twin pairs. Whitfield's research examines the etiology of individual variation in health and individual differences in cognition due to health conditions. Whitfield has worked with researchers from Australia, Japan, Italy, China, Mexico, Germany, Sweden, Russia and the United States to examine how social, psychological and cultural factors of cognition and healthy aging. He has completed a study that involves examining health and psychosocial factors related to health among adult African-American twins (NIA # AG13662). Results from that study have contributed to the literature on cognitive impairment, depression, stress and coping, hypertension, lung function, obesity and mortality. His research on individuals has come from several data sets but mostly from his 14-year study called the Baltimore Study of Black Aging. His current research project in Baltimore is a longitudinal study of cognition among older African-Americans funded by NIA (#AG 24108).

Mentee/mentoring preferences


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