Victoria Russo, PhD

BIO

Dr. Victoria Russo specializes in social aspects of aging and the life course.  She has a strong background in applied gerontology, dementia care and direct service.   Dr. Russo received her PhD in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago and Master’s in Gerontological Studies from Miami University.

EDUCATION

  • Doctorate of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • Master of Gerontological Studies/Program Administration, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
  • Faculty Fellow: Geriatric Education Center of PA, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

COURSES TAUGHT

Ph.D. Level

  • Sociocultural Aspects of Aging, Concordia University Chicago
  • Leadership, Applied Ethics, Aging and Global Change, Concordia University Chicago
  • The Psychological Aspects of Aging, Concordia University Chicago
  • Demography and Epidemiology of Aging

 

Master’s Level

  • The Sociology of Aging, Concordia University Chicago
  • Aging Values, Attitudes and Ethics, Concordia University Chicago
  • Public Policy and Aging, Concordia University Chicago
  • Diversity and Aging, Concordia University Chicago

 

Undergraduate Level

  • Aging in Culture and Society, Loyola University Chicago
  • Introductory Sociology, Loyola University Chicago

PUBLICATIONS

  • Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia, in-service presentation to In-Touch Home Care Aids, Lutheran Social Services Illinois (October 2018 and September 2019)
  • Normal Aging compared to Alzheimer’s Disease, in- service presentation to In-Touch Home Care Aids, Lutheran Social Services Illinois (January 2017)
  • Life Course Narratives, paper presented at the 2016 Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (November 2016)
  • Culture and Life Course Expectations of Transnational Professionals, paper presentation at the 15th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2013)
  • Lifecourse Expectations of Transnational Professionals, paper presented at the 6th Annual Graduate School Interdisciplinary Research Symposium, Chicago, IL (April 2013)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Life-course, aging, gender, work and retirement, senior housing, global aging issues, mental health
  • Dissertation Title:  Life course Narratives from US Expatriates: Continuity Work