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Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Angela Lavery, PhD, LCSW, FT

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Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Graduate Social Work Dept.
Reynolds Hall, Room 107
650 Reynolds Alley
West Chester, PA 19383

Evan Daney
Phone: 610-436-2279

Angela Lavery, PhD, LCSW, FT

Graduate Certificate Coordinator Assistant Professor, Graduate Social Work


Dr. Lavery is the coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. She is an Assistant Professor with the Graduate Social Work Department. Dr. Lavery is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Fellow in Thanatology through the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She has worked in a variety of settings, including hospice and senior centers. Prior to seeking her PhD, she was the Assistant Director of the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) at the University of Wyoming. Her research background includes studying older adults with low income waiting for affordable housing, as well as older adults at risk for abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Gerontology Courses Taught

  • SWG 571 - Social Work and Older Adults
  • SWG 590 - Social Work Practice in End of Life Care

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