Dr. Lisa A. Hollis-Sawyer is an Associate Professor in the Psychology department, a Women and Gender Studies core faculty member, and the Coordinator of the Gerontology program at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois. She received her doctorate in Industrial Gerontology from The University of Akron and conducted her post-doctoral NIA-NIH training at Boston University. Her current main areas of investigation are related to aging workforce and retirement issues (e.g., volunteerism and civic engagement), elder caregiving, and positive aging initiatives through age-friendly design. Dr. Hollis-Sawyer has co-authored three textbooks with two textbooks as the first author, and authored/co-authored 38 scholarly articles. She is currently working on a grant-funded research study investigating factors underlying civic engagement of middle-aged and older adults in higher education.
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