Ruth E. Dunkle
Wilbur J Cohen Collegiate Professor of Social Work, Professor of Social Work, and Associate Dean, Academic Programs
Ruth E. Dunkle
- BS, Social Science, 1969, Syracuse University, NY;
- MSW, Direct Service/ Aging, 1973, Syracuse University, NY;
- PhD, Social Science, 1978, Syracuse University, NY
Professor Ruth Dunkle's research, teaching, and clinical practice focus on gerontology. Recent research projects include "Mothers of Adult Daughters with a Serious Mental Illness: The Experience of African Americans and Whites" and "An Historical Perspective of Social Service Delivery in Detroit in the Twentieth Century." Since 1988, Professor Dunkle has served as a project co-director of the National Institute on Aging training program, "Social Research Training on Applied Issues of Aging," with Professor Berit Ingersoll-Dayton. She also serves as co-director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program with Letha Chadiha. Professor Dunkle recently wrote a book on the oldest old, which examines their future time perspectives and their coping strategies in dealing with the changes in their physical and psychological functioning, and which identifies relevant service delivery strategies for improving the quality of their lives.
|Room: ||4688 SSWB|
|Phone: ||(734) 763-6575|
|Fax: ||(734) 763-3372||University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|Lehning, A. J., Smith, R. J., & Dunkle, R. E. (in press). Do age-friendly characteristics influence the expectation to age in place? A comparison of low income and higher income Detroit elders. Journal of Applied Gerontology.
|Lehning, A. J., Kim, M. H., & Dunkle, R. E. (in press). Facilitators and barriers to home and community based service use by urban African American edlers. Journal of Aging and Health.
|Smith, R. J., Lehning, A. J., & Dunkle, R. E. (in press). Conceptualizing age-friendly community characteristics in a sample of urban elders: an exploratory factor analysis. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
|Matthews, S., & Dunkle, R. (in press). Lessons from history: surviving old age during the Great Depression. Journal of Aging Studies.
|Dunkle, R. E. (in press). The oldest old. In D. Carr (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the life course and human development.
|Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Dunkle, R. E., Chadiha, L. A., Lawrence-Jacobson, A., Li, L., Weir, E., et al. (2011). Intergenerational ambivalence: Aging mothers whose adult daughters are mentally ill. Families in Society, 92(1), 114-119.
|Dunkle, R. & Dennis, M. K. (2009). Social work. In J. Halter, et al. (Eds.), Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (6th ed).