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About My Work


B.A.  (Psychology)  Sophia College, University of Bombay (India)
M.A.  (Clinical Psychology)  State University of New York, Plattsburgh
M.A.   (Sanskrit)  Karnataka State Open University, Mysore (India)
Ph.D.   (Human Development – Gerontology)  University of Maryland, College Park                                                                           Post Doc  (Gerontology) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor



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At Penn State New Kensington

Introduction to Human Development & Family Studies                                                                                 Infant and Child Development
Adolescent Development (online and classroom delivery)
Adult Development & Aging (online and classroom delivery)
Empirical Inquiry in Human Development
Health Psychology
Death & Dying
Industrial-Organizational Psychology (blended and classroom delivery)                                                      Work, Attitudes and Motivation (Polycom delivery to multiple campuses)
Internship                                                                                                                                                            Senior Seminar in Psychology (service learning component included)



Diverse experiences of aging (homebound seniors, immigrant seniors, experiencing ageism, adult day care, seniors residing in long-term care institutions, aging in Maasai communities of Tanzania, transnational caregiving) and intergenerational relationships.








2018 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching, Penn State University                            2018 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award                                                                              2014  Arlene E. Hall Service Award, Penn State University New Kensington                                                                2013  Excellence in Teaching Award, Penn State University New Kensington
2012   John Romano Faculty Diversity Recognition Award, Penn State University
2011  Fellow status conferred, Gerontological Society of America