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Bob Atchley

Robert C. Atchley is a distinguished professor of gerontology emeritus at Miami University, OH, where he also served as the director of the Scripps Gerontology Center. Atchley was previously a professor and chair of the Department of Gerontology at the Naropa Institute, in Boulder, CO, and is the author of Social Forces and Aging and of Continuity and Adaptation in Aging: Creating Positive Experiences.

Dr. Atchley was President of the 10,000-member American Society on Aging from 1988 to 1990 and was founding editor of the journal, Contemporary Gerontology. From 1974 to 1998, he was director of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Scripps is one of the top gerontology centers in the United States. He is author of over 100 articles and book chapters in the social gerontology literature and many books and research monographs, including nine editions of his introductory gerontology text, Social Forces & Aging (2000). He has received more than a dozen awards for his scholarship, teaching, and professional service in the field of aging.

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