Below you will find a listing of the faculty and staff for the Aging Studies Program. If you are unsure of who to contact with your questions, please call the main program office at 509.359.6479.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Master's in Pastoral Studies (MPS) from Loyola University, Chicago. Her scholarly and research interests include behavioral health practice, trauma-informed interventions, aging, and spirituality. Sharon is a John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar in Social Work. In 2012 she was awarded a research grant to study the needs and concerns of older African-American women survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence over the life course.
Kim Stansbury is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work and Human Services. She came to Eastern Washington University in the summer of 2006. She was previously a part-time instructor at Eastern Kentucky University, where she taught introduction to social work.
Stansbury received her PhD in gerontology from the University of Kentucky. She also holds bachelor's degrees in criminal justice and psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master's degree in social work from Southern Illinois University. In 2008, Stansbury was one of 10 inductees nationwide to the Hartford Faculty Scholars Program. Additionally, she has received the EWU Faculty Research and Creative Works Grant in 2007 and 2008.
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