Happy holidays from Scripps Gerontology Center. Photo of snow covered building.

Miami University Gerontology Alumni

Making a difference for nearly forty years!

Miami University’s gerontology academic programs date back to the 1970s. The Master of Gerontological Studies program was founded in 1977, the BA in Gerontology in 2000, the PhD in Social Gerontology in 2005 and the Master of Population and Social Gerontology in 2010. We now have nearly 500 gerontology alumni from those four programs, and an estimated 700+ alumni with the gerontology minor. Our alumni are out there making a difference around the world!

This page is devoted to our gerontology alumni. Here we will highlight your accomplishments, post alumni photos, invite you to connect with us online or at upcoming events, and make it easy to update your contact information and support current students.

If you are an alumni and want more information about how to connect, please contact Pamela Mayberry, MGS.

Members of the Alumni Advisory Group


BA in Gerontology
Julia Creswell ’15, Director of Community Life Services, Christian Village at Mason
Ross Farnsworth ’09, Executive Director, The Knolls of Oxford


Master of Gerontological Studies
Chelsea Gilchrist ’14, Program Associate, Center for Healthy Aging at NCOA
Julie Kaminski ‘00, Senior Vice President and CEO, Immanuel Communities
David Mancuso ’99, Partner & Director of Sales, Troon Technologies
Kathryn Myles ’91, Alumni Relations, Miami University
Quanhong Qiu (Cho) ’01, Executive Director, Compassionate Community Care
Marisa Scala-Foley ’95, Director, Office of Integrated Care Innovations, Administration for Community Living
Abby Schwartz ’05, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University

PhD in Social Gerontology
Sarah Boehle ’15, Assistant Professor, Shawnee State University
Anna Rahman ’11, Researcher, University of Southern California, LA
Taka Yamashita ’11, Associate Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County