Jennifer M. Kinney, PhD

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


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, interventions to promote quality of life among individuals with dementia, the role of technology in family caregiving

Selected Publications

Ewen, H., & Kinney, J. M. (2013). Application of the model of allostasis to older women’s relocation to senior housing. Biological Research for Nursing, 00(0), 13 pages. doi: 10.1177/109980041274682.

Petonito, G., Muschert, G. W., Carr, D. C., Kinney, J. M., Robbins, E. J., Brown, J. S., & Manning, L. (2013). Returning wandering elders home: A critical look at Safe Return, Project Lifesaver and Silver Alerts. The Gerontologist, 53(1), 17-25. doi: 10.1093/geront/gns060.

Yamashita, T., Kinney, J. M., & Lokon, E. (2013). The impact of a gerontology course and a service learning program on college students' attitudes toward people with dementia. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32(2), pp. 139-163. doi: 10.1177/0733464811405198.

Lokon, E., Kinney, J. M., & Kunkel, S. (2012). Building bridges across age and cognitive barriers through art: College students’ reflections on an intergenerational program with elders who have dementia. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 10(4), 337-354.

Kinney, J. M., Kart, C. S., & Reddecliff, L. (2011). “That’s me, the Goother:” Evaluation of a program for individuals with early-onset dementia. Dementia, 10(3), 361-377.