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On behalf of the Gerontology Program at UNC Charlotte, I am pleased to welcome you to our program website.  We offer an undergraduate minor, a Master’s Program and Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.  As an interdisciplinary program, our faculty are housed in academic departments across the UNC Charlotte campus. We offer both interdisciplinary courses that incorporate a combination of approaches to the study of aging and the lifecourse and multidisciplinary courses each studying aging from a particular disciplinary perspective. 

Our faculty and students are actively involved in research and community projects to better understand the lifecourse and aging and to improve the experience of aging in our community and globally.  Graduates of our programs are employed in a broad range of positions throughout Charlotte, the region, the state and nation.

Please refer to the relevant sections of our website and then feel free to contact us.

Dr. Dena Shenk

Director, UNC Charlotte Gerontology Program


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Administrative Assistant

Jolanna Erickson
Fretwell 245B
Phone: 704-687-5534
Fax: 704-687-1381

Program Director and Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Dena Shenk
Barnard 222 (in Suite 225)
Phone: 704-687-5091

Undergraduate and Service Learning Coordinator

Dr. Cynthia Hancock
Fretwell 460F
(Department of Sociology)
Phone: 704-687-7807