Leslie A. Morgan
Leslie A. Morgan, PhD
, is Co-director of the Gerontology Doctoral Program and Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr.
Morgan has 34 years of experience in teaching and research in aging and has published on a variety of topics, from economic wellbeing and family
relationships to assisted living. She has authored or coauthored six books and numerous articles. Dr. Morgan has been principal or co-principal
investigator on several NIH-funded studies of life in assisted living, examining the quality of resident experience, social stigma, autonomy and
transitions among residents. She is coauthor of Quality Assisted Living: Informing Practice Through Research (Springer Publishing Company, 2011),
and coauthor with Dr. Kunkel of all previous editions of Aging, Society, and The Life Course.
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. 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. 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.