Jennifer M. Kinney, PhD

Jennifer Kinney

Professor, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology & Gerontology
Scripps Research Fellow

Phone: 513-529-2915 
Office: Upham Hall, 348


PhD, Psychology, Kent State University
MA, Psychology, Kent State University
BA, Psychology, Kent State University

Research Interests

The impact of dementia on individuals and families; Montessori-based and creative arts
interventions to promote quality of life among individuals with dementia; gerontological

Selected Publications

Yamashita, R., Hahn, S. J., Kinney, J. M., & Poon, L. W. (2017). Impact of life stories on college students’ positive and negative attitudes toward older adults. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. doi:10.1080/02701960.2017.1311884 

Kinney, J. M., Yamashita, T., & Brown, J. S. (2016). Measuring positive attitudes toward persons with dementia:  A validation of the Allophilia scale. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Policy and Research, 16(8), 1045-1060.  doi:10.1177/1471301216633247

Sauer, P. E., Fopma-Loy, J., Kinney, J. M., & Lokon, E. (2016). “It makes me feel like myself:” Person-centered versus traditional visual arts activities for people with dementia. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 15(5), 895-912. doi:10.1177/147130121454398

Yamashita, T., Lopez, E. B., Keene, J. R., & Kinney, J. M. (2015). Predictors of adult education program satisfaction in urban community-dwelling older adults. Educational Gerontology, 41(11), 825-838.  doi:10.1080/03601277.2015.1050909

Rivera-Hernandez, M., Yamashita, T., & Kinney, J. M. (2015). Identifying naturally occurring retirement communities: A spatial analysis. Journals of Gerontology Series B: Social Sciences, 70B(4), 619-627.  doi:10.1093/geronb/gbu077