Leslie A. Morgan
Leslie A. Morgan, Ph.D. is Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Doctoral Program in Gerontology at UMBC. An affiliate of the Center for Aging Studies, she has authored or co-authored five books and over 30 journal articles on topics relating to family, seniors housing, economics and gender. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.J. Kevin Eckert
J. Kevin Eckert, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UMBC. An affiliate of the Center for Aging Studies, he has been a lead investigator on several studies and published widely on topic relating to the lived experience of older adult living in age restricted housing and care settings. He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.Sheryl Zimmerman
Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor and Director of Aging Research, School of Social Work; and Co-Director, Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Zimmerman has been a consulting social worker in nursing homes and assisted living. She has led widely-disseminated research on quality of care and quality of life, involving thousands of long-term care residents and the family and staff who provide their care. Ann Christine Frankowski
Ann Christine Frankowski, Ph.D.,a cultural anthropologist, is Associate
Research Scientist in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, UMBC, conducting ethnography at its Center for Aging Studies. She is co-author of Inside Assisted Living and articles on socio-cultural aspects of senior housing.
Erin G. Roth
Erin G. Roth, M.A. is a Senior Research Analyst and ethnographer with the Center
for Aging Studies at UMBC. Trained as a folklorist, she worked in the public
sector prior to joining the Center in 2004. She is a co-author of Inside
Assisted Living and has contributed articles to the Journal of Aging Studies, the
Journal of American Folklore, and the Journal of Folklore Research.
Lynn Keimig, MHA, Ph.D. candidate, has worked as Project Coordinator on two studies related to assisted living and currently is part of the research team for two studies, focusing on social stigma in seniors housing and generativity in later life, in the Center for Aging Studies at UMBC. Her own research focuses on family structure and advance care planning.