Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging. It is distinguished from geriatrics, which is the branch of medicine that studies the diseases of older adults.

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California State University Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, California 95382
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Building #2:
Bizzini Hall - See Map
Room 213 - See Floor Plan

Phone: (209) 667-3408

Regular Hours
​8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Summer Hours
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
June through August

Gainful Employment Disclosure

2014-2015 Academic Year

  • Tuition and Fees - $7948
  • Books and Supplies - $1760


  • 11-9111.01 – clinical nurse specialist
  • 19-1042.00 – medical Scientists
  • 29-1111.00 – Registered Nurses
  • 29-1199.03 – Nurse Practitioners
  • 19-3099.00 – Social Scientists and Related Workers

GE Gerontology Template.pdf

Further information on these job classifications and descriptions may be found at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational profiles may be found at O*NET OnLine.

Meet Our Faculty

Paul W. O’Brien (Chair), Ph.D., Colorado State (’92)

N. Danielle Duckett Ph.D., Univ. of Kentucky (‘12)

Meggan Jordon, Ph.D., Univ. of Florida (‘12)

Kristopher Kohler, Ph.D., UC San Diego (‘04)

Rhoda Macdonald, Ph.D., Univ. of Minnesota (’79)

Dana Nakano, Ph.D. UC Irvine (‘14)

James Payne, Ph.D., Washington State (’73)

Agnes Riedmann, Ph.D., Nebraska (’90)

Stephen J. Schoenthaler, Ph.D., State Univ. of N.Y., Buffalo (’80)

Tamara Sniezek, Ph.D., UCLA (’02)

Ann M. Strahm, Ph.D., Oregon (’07)

Jennifer Strangfeld, Ph.D., Univ. of Oregon (‘06)

Cathy Wong, Ph.D., CA Institute of Integral Studies (’09)

Updated: July 11, 2023