Master's Students

 Access to faculty.In the classroom and one-on-one,  Our students have access to some of  The best scholars in the field.  Access to faculty.In the classroom and one-on-one,  Our students have access to some of  The best scholars in the field.
 Where are they now? Our recent MGS graduates are working in aging services and administration; employed in aging-related research, government or private sector positions; and earning advanced degrees.  Where are they now? Our recent MGS graduates are working in aging services and administration; employed in aging-related research, government or private sector positions; and earning advanced degrees.
 Montage of photos of students on Miami’s campus: Walking through Upham arch in the fall, two photos of students interacting with faculty, a student giving a presentation, a student working with an Opening Minds through Art artist, and taking a selfie with friends on graduation day.  Montage of photos of students on Miami’s campus: Walking through Upham arch in the fall, two photos of students interacting with faculty, a student giving a presentation, a student working with an Opening Minds through Art artist, and taking a selfie with friends on graduation day.
 We mentor tomorrow's experts in aging. At Scripps, engaging gerontology students  in meaningful research projects is a priority.  We mentor tomorrow's experts in aging. At Scripps, engaging gerontology students  in meaningful research projects is a priority.

Master of Gerontological Studies


Lucas-Adams-MGS.JPGLucas Adams
adamslc2@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Person-centered care, Aging in the LGBTQ+ Community, The effects of aging in prison, and Veteran affairs


Dayna BennettDayna Bennett
bennetds@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Skilled nursing facilities, quality measures, direct care staffing, Medicare and Medicaid


Julia-BuschbacherJulia Buschbacher
buschbjr@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BS, Kinesiology, University of Tennessee

Areas of Interest: 
Active and healthy aging, person-centered care, family caregiving, and public health


 Alex HeppnerAlex Heppner

heppneaen@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BS, Social Work, Bradley University

Areas of Interest: 
Long-term services and supports, person-centered care, health and aging, and policy


 Kamryn-KaslerKamryn Kasler

kaslerkl@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Aging policy, aging & health, person-centered care


 Megan KelleyMegan Kelley

kelleym6@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Public Health, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Person-centered care, healthcare policy and program, public health, and intersectionality in aging


Christina MartinChristina Martin
marti191@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Disabled older adults, dementia, and hearing loss in older adults


Hannah McCarrenHannah McCarren
mccarrhl@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Spirituality in later life, hospice and end-of-life care, womanhood and aging, and public policy


Rosemarie-Oakman-MGS.JPGRosemarie Oakman
oakmanr@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BFA, Alfred University
MA, Nonprofit Management, University of Oregon
Graduate Certificate in Arts Management, University of Oregon 

Areas of Interest: 
Creative Aging, Arts in Health, Dementia, Person Centered Care


Marc SchneidermanMarc Schneiderman
schneim7@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BS, Finance, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Retirement plans and savings, and social policies in aging


Sydney ShadovitzSydney Shadovitz
shadovss@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Long-term services and supports, social policy and aging, and person-centered care


Aman-ShresthaAman Shrestha
shresta2@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
M.A. in Population Studies, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
B.Sc. in Statistics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Areas of Interest: 
Assisted living, global aginig, long-term care


Devlin-SmithDevlin Smith
smithdr8@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Public Health Administration and Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Long-term care, elder abuse and age discrimination in LTCCs, health in aging, data analyses