2019 Educator of the Year

Jennifer Kinney, PhD

Professor of Gerontology, Miami University

Jennifer Kinney, PhD

Pictured from left to right: Sarah Boehle (Shawnee State University), Educator of the Year Jennifer Kinney (Miami University), and Daniel van Dussen (OAGE President)

Dr. Kinney has taught nearly forty different courses on aging in her career, from undergraduate introductory classes to doctoral research courses.

She has chaired and/or served on fifty-eight masters theses committees, thirty-one doctoral candidacy exam committees, and nineteen dissertation committees to date. She is very active in the OAGE Scholars in Aging Program, and works closely with the Ohio Department of Aging to provide unique career development opportunities for gerontology students across the state of Ohio. As part of her teaching career, she has mentored and developed dozens of advanced degree gerontologists who are serving older adults and their communities across the nation and around the world.



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