Author Archives: Jenny Sasser

About Jenny Sasser

I am currently Chair of the Department of Human Sciences and Director of Gerontology at Marylhurst University. I joined the faculty as an adjunct member of the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program in 1997 and since that time, I've been involved in designing many on-campus and web-based courses and programs for adult learners, including in Gerontology. As an undergraduate I attended Willamette University, graduating Cum Laude in Psychology and Music; my interdisciplinary graduate studies at University of Oregon and Oregon State University focused on the Human Sciences, with specialization areas in adult development and aging, women’s studies, and critical social theory and alternative research methodologies. My dissertation became part of a book published in 1996 and co-authored with Dr. Janet Lee--Blood Stories: Menarche and the Politics of the Female Body in Contemporary US Society. Over the past fifteen years I have been involved in inquiry in the areas of creativity in later life; older women's embodiment; sexuality and aging; critical Gerontological theory; transformational adult learning practices; and cross-generational collaborative inquiry. I am co-author, with Dr. Harry R. Moody of Aging: Concepts and Controversies (8th edition). I live in Portland, Oregon my dog Happy. My daughter Isobel is a Freshman at Bard College in New York state. I have been on the planet 47 years.

Gero-Punk Reflections: Intentional Embodied Aging

By Guest Gero-Punk Essayist Cyndi McKee   This past summer was hard. I’ve entered into autumn feeling worn-out and overwhelmed by life’s struggles. Just being a graduate student is stressful enough, but witnessing the powerplays within my university that are … Continue reading

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Gero-Punk Tribute: Safe Travels, Gramma Jewell

Jewell Cochran Hotz May 25, 1922 – September 6, 2015 My beloved Gramma Jewell Cochran Hotz returned to the stars in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, September 6th. She liked the wee hours — I have many … Continue reading

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Gero-Punk Pop-Up Postponed

Alas: Unfortunately, the Gero-Punk Pop-Up scheduled for tomorrow, 8/30, 10 a.m. to noon, must be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date due to inclement weather and various participants’ illnesses. Stay-tuned for future events! jenny

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