Margaret Manoogian, PhD
Professor and Department Head of Gerontology at Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR.
Margaret Manoogian, Professor of Gerontology, received her PhD. from Oregon State University in Human Development and Family Studies. She has worked in higher education for 30 years in both student affairs and academic units, most recently serving as Professor and Department Head of Gerontology at Western Oregon University. Dr. Manoogian teaches courses on social ties and aging, end-of-life issues, as well as cognitive, physical, and developmental changes in aging. She supervises two courses for student practicum experiences and regularly presents in the community on a variety of topics related to families with aging members. As a family gerontologist, she investigates intergenerational transfers among older parents and adult children. Her current intergenerational research has focused on individuals and families who experience genocide, poverty, or end-of-life.