Her primary research interests focus on the potential of new technologies to support independent living in later life. She is particularly interested in how older adults understand digital privacy and security and the role that caregivers play in supporting older adults' use of technology.

Research Interests

  • Privacy
  • Aging in place
  • Aging
  • Technology
Physical Education, Public Health, Allied Health
PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Community and Human Resources, Specializing in Gerontology, 1989
MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Human Development and the Family, 1983
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Business Administration, 1978
geriatrics & gerontology

Part-time Teaching Award, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

Community Outreach and Partnerships in Service Learning, Indiana University, 2002

TERA (award for teaching excellence), IU School of Education, 2000

TERA (award for teaching excellence), IU School of Education, 1999

American Council on Exercise
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Gerontological Society of America
National Recreation and Parks Association