Donna Roberson

ProfessorDepartment of Advanced Nursing Practice and EducationCollege of Nursing Phone: 252-744-6380 Email: Website: Areas of expertise: Dementia caregiving, aging, dementia and related disorders, HIV prevention, medication adherence, pyscho-social aspects of bariatric surgery

Heather Harris Wright

Professor and Associate Dean for ResearchDepartment of Communication Sciences and DisordersCollege of Allied Health Sciences Phone: 252-744-6088 Email: Areas of expertise: Aphasia, cognitive impairments, adult language disorders, aging, assessment and treatment for aphasia, TBI and dementia

Susan Kennerly

ProfessorDepartment of Nursing ScienceCollege of Nursing Phone: 252-744-6469 Email: Website: Areas of expertise: nursing culture in care practices; pressure ulcer prevention; geriatric nursing; leadership in organizational systems

Abby Schwartz

Assistant Professor Director, BSW Program Coordinator, Aging Studies Program School of Social Work College of Health and Human Performance Phone: 252-328-4209 Email: Website: Areas of expertise: Aging, informal caregiving, supportive oncology care, cancer treatment adherence, health disparities, participant-directed services for older adults and families

Paul DeVita

ProfessorDepartment of KinesiologyCollege of Health and Human Performance Phone: 252-737-4563 Email: Website:, Areas of expertise: biomechanics, locomotion – walking and running, knee function and health, muscle function, skeletal loads and stresses, biomechanics of human movement, biomechanics of human locomotion, biomechanics associated with aging, obesity and osteoarthritis, neuromuscular-skeletal function

Alan C. Taylor

Associate Professor Department of Human Development and Family Science College of Health and Human Performance Phone: 252-737-2414 Email: Areas of expertise: Grandparent-grandchild relationships, grandfather involvement, family life education, family aging issues/intergenerational relationship issues