Margaret Manoogian

Professor/Department Head, Gerontology: Aging and Older Adulthood

503-751-4201 | manoogim@wou.edu
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At WOU since

08/01/2011

Course schedule

Winter 2020
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
21806 GERO455 SOCIAL TIES AND AGING M 1000-1150 ACKER 139
21806 GERO455 SOCIAL TIES AND AGING - HYBRD* CRS
20212 GERO411 PRACTICUM IN GERONTOLOGY II - ONLINE CRS

Vitae

Education

Oregon State University, Corvallis. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development and Family Studies.

The University of Vermont, Burlington. Master of Education in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education.

The University of California, Santa Barbara. Bachelors of Arts in History and Environmental Studies.

Teaching focus

  • Social Ties and Aging
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Life Course Review
  • Lifespan Development
  • Death, Dying, and Bereavement
  • Professional Issues in Gerontology
  • Service-Learning and Internships in Gerontology
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Research areas

Investigate intergenerational transfers among grandparents, older parents, and adult children. Current intergenerational research has focused on individuals and families who experience genocide, poverty, poor health due to Type 2 diabetes, and end-of-life concerns.

Professional experience

Associate Professor/Professor/Department Head, Gerontology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR. September, 2011-Present. Department Head, 2014-Present.

Research Associate Professor, Extension Family and Community Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. August, 2011 – September, 2014.

Assistant/Associate Professor, Child and Family Studies, Department of Social and Public Health, Ohio University, Athens, OH. September, 2001-2011.

Career Advisor, Career Planning and Placement Office, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. September, 1992-June, 1996.

Director, Career Development Center, Western Oregon State College, Monmouth, OR. July, 1986-August, 1992.

Awards and honors

  • WOU Faculty Advisor of the Year for Clubs and Organizations Award, Western Oregon University, Spring 2014.
  • Outstanding Teacher, Human and Consumer Sciences, Ohio University, 2009.
  • Ohio Council on Family Relations Professional NCFR Presentation Award, 2003.
  • Western Oregon State College, Staff Member of the Year, 1989.
  • Western Oregon State College Presidential Recognition Award, 1987.

Undergraduate courses taught

Gero 200:  The Aging Self:  Your Pathway to Adulthood

Gero 340:  Intersectionality:  Inequalities & Vulnerabilities in Older Adulthood

Gero 360:  Physical and Cognitive Changes in Aging

Gero 370:  Aging and Mental Health

Gero 407: Professional Issues in Gerontology

Gero 410W:  Gerontology Practicum I

Gero 411:  Gerontology Practicum II

Gero 425:  Reminiscence, Life Review, and Aging

Gero 455: Social Ties and Aging

Gero 484/Psych 484: Death, Dying, and Grief

Psych 311: Developmental Psychology

Current research

As a family gerontologist, I investigate intergenerational transmissions among grandparents, older parents, and adult children. My current intergenerational research has focused on individuals and families who experience genocide, poverty, or the death of an older family member. Her special interest is in facilitating community education on topics that are of importance to older adults and their families.

Publications and Presentations

Book Publication:

Walker, A., Manoogian-O’Dell, M., McGraw, L., & White, D. (Eds.), (2001). Families in later life:  Connections and transitions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge. 

Refereed Publications (most recent):

Ko, H., Hooker, K., Manoogian, M. M., & McAdams, D. P. (2019). Transitions to older adulthood:  Exploring midlife women’s narratives regarding purpose in life.  Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.  http://www.journalppw.com/index.php/JPPW/article/view/109.     

Manoogian, M. M., & Cannon, M. (2018). Integrating student-focused career planning into an undergraduate gerontology curriculum.  Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2018.1457530                                                                 

Manoogian, M. M. & Bakalian, A. (2017) Intergenerational transmissions in Armenian families: A focus on travels to Anatolia by diasporans. Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies, 26, 150-160.           

Manoogian, M. M. & Chabot, J. (2017) Navigating grief in families: The experience of death and loss in Manchester by the Sea. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 9(4), 613-619.                     

Manoogian, M. M., Vandenbroeke, J., Ringering, A., Toray, T., & Cooley, E. (2017). Emerging adults’ experiences of grandparent death. OMEGA-- Journal of Death and Dying. doi: 10.1177/0030222817693140. [Epub ahead of print]                                                           

Manoogian, M. M., Jurich, J., Sano, Y., & Ko, J. (2015). “My kids are more important than money:” Parenting expectations and commitment among Appalachian, low-income mothers. Journal of Family Issues, 36(3), 326-350.                                                                                                                  

Igarashi, H., Hooker, K., Coehlo, D. P., Manoogian, M. M. (2013). “My nest is full:” Intergenerational relationships at midlife. Journal of Aging Studies, 27(2), 102-112.             

Sano, Y., Manoogian, M. M., & Ontai, L. L. (2012). “The kids still come first:” Creating family stability during partnership instability in rural, low-income families. Journal of Family Issues, 33, 942-945.       

Sano, Y. & Manoogian, M. M. (2011). “I wanted a fresh start from where I was:” Rural low-income women’s experiences of multiple partnership transitions. Michigan Family Review.         

Manoogian, M. M., Harter, L. M., & Denham, S. A. (2010). The storied nature of health legacies in the familial experience of type 2 diabetes. Journal of Family Communication, 10, 1-17.           

Coehlo, D. P. & Manoogian, M. M.  (2010). Culturally sensitive nursing care of families. In J. Kaakinen, V. Gedaly-Duff, D. Coehlo, & S. Hanson, (Eds.) Family health care nursing theory, practice, and research (fourth edition). Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.                                       

Manoogian, M. M., Richards, L. N., & Walker, A. J. (2008). Identity and resilience across generations: The family stories of older Armenian American women. Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies, 17, 143-163.                                                                                             

Denham, S., Manoogian, M. M., & Schuster, L. (2007). Managing family support and dietary routines: Type 2 diabetes in rural, Appalachian families. Families, Systems, & Health, 25, 36-52.                       

Manoogian, M. M., Walker, A., & Richards, L. (2007). Gender, genocide, and ethnicity: The legacies of older Armenian American mothers. Journal of Family Issues, 28, 567-589.

Student Publications:  

Moore, E. (2018) Facilitators and barriers: Older adults' fitness engagement at an independent living community, PURE Insights 7, https://digitalcommons.wou.edu/pure/vol7/iss1/7

Wolfe, S. (2018) Aging in Correctional Facilities: Challenges, Programs, and Service Adaptations" PURE Insights: 7.  https://digitalcommons.wou.edu/pure/vol7/iss1/11

Jensen, B. K., Quaal, G., & Manoogian, M.  M. (2018) "Understanding the Grandfather Role in Families," PURE Insights: 7. https://digitalcommons.wou.edu/pure/vol7/iss1/4.

Fisher, K. Manoogian, M. M., & Hoover, S.  (2016) “Drugs was my solution -- my problem was life:” Heroin addiction and the life course perspective. PURE Insights, 5, Article 2. Available at: http://digitalcommons.wou.edu/pure/vol5/iss1/2   

Ringering, A. D., Rice, J., Sickles, N., Wilson, E., & Manoogian, M. (2014). "It'll work out:" Older mothers' and adult daughters' perspectives on future plans. PURE Insights, 3, Article 10. Available at: http://digitalcommons.wou.edu/pure/vol3/iss1/10.   

Refereed Presentations and Posters (most recent):Manoogian, M. M., Igarashi, H., & Leinenweber, H. (2019, November). An intergenerational dyadic approach to understanding grandparent death within a family system. Refereed poster at annual meeting of Gerontological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Manoogian, M. M. (2019, November). Promoting effective career development in gerontology through applied intergenerational programs. Refereed symposium presentation at annual meeting of Gerontological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Manoogian, M. M. (2019, November). Addressing the successful transition of community college gerontology students to university settings. Refereed symposium presentation at annual meeting of Gerontological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Manoogian, M. M., & Cannon, M.L (2019, November). Teaching at an age-friendly university: Focus on the learner. AGHE’s 9th annual teaching institute—from 18-108: What teaching and training could look like at an age-friendly university. Refereed preconference presentation at annual meeting of Gerontological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Donorfio, L., Andreoletti, C., Bergman, E., Borrero, L., Farah, K., Hanks, R., Holley, L. Manoogian, M. M., & Montepare, J. (2018, March). Intergenerational experiential learning in the classroom and online: Successful models from simple to complex. Refereed teaching institute workshop at annual meeting of Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Atlanta, GA.

Manoogian, M. M., Quall, G., & Jensen, B. (2018, March).  Focusing on grandfathers and grandchildren: Intergenerational relationships and undergraduate student research.  Refereed paper at annual meeting of Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Atlanta, GA.

Manoogian, M. M., & Cannon, M. (2017, March). Integrating student-focused career plans into an undergraduate gerontology curriculum. Referred presentation at annual meeting of Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Miami, FL.

Manoogian, M. M., (2016, November). Connections for families disrupted: Travels to Anatolia by diasporans. Refereed presentation at annual meeting of the Middle Eastern Studies Association, Boston, MA.

Bolkan, C., & Manoogian, M. M., (2016, March). College students’ experiences of death and bereavement: Implications for curriculum, practice, and policy. Refereed workshop at annual meeting of Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Long Beach, CA.                             

Manoogian, M. M., (2016, March) Innovative curriculum activities to help students understand aging policy issues. Refereed resource exchange at annual meeting of Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Long Beach, CA. 

Manoogian, M. M., Vandenbroeke, J., Ringering, A, Toray, T., & Cooley, E.  (2015, November). “I have so many regrets:” Young adults’ experiences of grandparent death.  Refereed paper presented at annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Vancouver, Canada.         

Manoogian, M. M., & Bolkan, C. (2015, May). College students’ experiences of death, loss and bereavement: Developmental transitions for young adults. Refereed presentation at annual meeting of Northwest Council on Family Relations, Portland, OR.                                             

Cooley, E., Toray, T., Manoogian, M., Josh, P (2015, May). Dying well or dying poorly: Death quality and bereavement. Referred poster presentation at Western Psychological Association annual conference, Las Vegas, NV.                                                                                         

Manoogian, M. M., Ringering, A., Rice, J., & Sickles, N. (2014, November). “It’ll work out:” Older mothers’ and adult daughters’ perspectives on future plans. Refereed poster presented at annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Baltimore, MD.                                   

Manoogian, M. M. (2012, November). Family health legacies: Diabetes management among older rural adults. Refereed poster presented at annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.                                                                                                       

Sano, Y., & Manoogian, M. M. (2011, November). Rural low-income women’s experiences of multiple partnership transitions. Refereed poster presented at annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

 

Professional memberships

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education

Gerontological Society of America




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