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


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


Becca CinfioBecca Cinfio
cinfiorl@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BIS, Individualized Studies, Shawnee State University

Areas of Interest: 
Dementia, person-centered care, art therapy, reminiscence therapy and activity directing with older adults 


 Alex D'Errico BronstonAlex D’Errico-Bronston

derricaj@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Psychology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Alzheimer's and other dementias, mental wellness and aging, and end of life issues


 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


 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


Katie MagyarKatie Magyar
magyar2@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BS, Kinesiology (focus in Public Health), Miami University 
BA, Gerontology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Healthcare policy, public health, advocacy, non-profit work, and long-term care services


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


Reese MooreReese Moore
mooremr3@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Psychology, Webster University

Areas of Interest: 
Dementia (specifically Alzheimer's), person-centered care, holistic medicine/treatment, ageism, and active aging 


Amelia PittmanAmelia Pittman
pittmaar@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Sociology, Miami University

Areas of Interest: 
Health and aging, social policy and aging, and the demographics of aging 


Samuel Van VleetSamuel Van Vleet
vanvlesc@MiamiOH.edu

Education: 
BA, Psychology, University of North Texas

Areas of Interest: 
intergenerational social engagement, successful aging and meaning in life for older adults


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