Association names Roodin fellow in gerontology

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education has honored Dr. Paul Roodin, director of experience-based education and professor of psychology at SUNY Oswego, as a 2004-05 Fellow in Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. Nationally, seven educators and scholars received this honor.

The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education is the educational unit of the Gerontological Society of America.

Roodin has been a leader in disseminating the service learning pedagogy in gerontology. He has received nearly $60,000 in grants to endorse the use of service learning in college classes in gerontology in the Northeast. He has presented faculty development workshops at 27 colleges in New York and Ohio and mentored 12 professors as they developed courses on aging that have a service-learning component.

Roodin is the co-author of “Adult Development and Aging,” published by McGraw-Hill. Now in its fifth edition, it is the second-best-selling textbook in the United States in this field. He has published about 200 articles in scholarly journals and co-authored two additional books.

AGHE fellows will be recognized at the organization’s annual meeting in February. Roodin will be in charge of the organization’s pre-conference workshop this year.

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(Posted: Jan 26, 2005)