Leaders In Gerontology
John K. Holton, PhD, is an educator and public servant trained in understanding the life course of human development. He is Director for the Center on Gerontology at Concordia University Chicago, which is the second of its kind in the Midwest. Prior to his assuming his current role at Concordia-Chicagoa, Dr. Holton was appointed as Director of the Illinois Department on Aging, a cabinet member for Governors Patrick Quinn and Bruce Rauner.Read more
Lydia Manning, PhD, joined the faculty of the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs (now the college of Graduate Studies) at Concordia-Chicago in the summer of 2013 with the mission of revamping the master of arts in gerontology program and launching a doctoral program in leadership and gerontology. In the time since her arrival on campus, Dr. Manning has stepped up to the challenge.Read more
Earn Your Gerontology Degree
Concordia University Chicago's gerontology certificate program addresses the need of health care professionals as well as professionals in other fields to be prepared to serve the unique needs of an aging population.
The MA in gerontology program at Concordia University Chicago positions graduates to promote and contribute to the wellness of our aging population.
The PhD and EdD program in leadership with a specialization in gerontology provide a multidisciplinary framework from which to respond to existing age-related questions, and intensive, in-depth training for those who want unique preparation for leadership roles for addressing issues related to aging.