BA in Recreation Therapy from California State University Chico
MS in Gerontology from Oklahoma State
GERO 6750 Advanced Topics in Gerontology
GERO 6050 Adult Development in Aging
GERO 6500 Public Policies in Aging
GERO 6495 Program Management in Aging
Ms. Bates explores Qualitative research and phenomenological study to understand the life experiences, events and decisions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons 50+ ascribe to their current aging experience. As a gerontologist She embraces Life course theory, which, refers to a multidisciplinary theoretical framework for the study of people’s lives, structural contexts, and social change.