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 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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Gero-Punk Dispatch: Ageless Amorous Revolt

Preamble: One of the central commitments of the Gero-Punk Project is to offer a welcoming, vibrant collaborative space where diverse stories about our lived experiences traveling through the life-course can be shared. The dispatch that follows was written by a … Continue reading

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Gero-Punk Pop-Up: You are Invited!

Hello, fine folks living in the Portland, Oregon Metro area and surrounding environs! The Gero-Punk Project will be convening the planet earth’s first ever Gero-Punk Pop-Up! We’ll be converging on Sunday, August 30th,  from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Westmoreland … Continue reading

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