Mary Ann Erickson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Gerontology at Ithaca College
Mary Ann Erickson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Gerontology at Ithaca College. She received her B.A. from the University of Rochester with a double major in Math and Music History and Theory, and her Ph.D. in Human Development from Cornell. Her early research with mentor Phyllis Moen focused on the intergenerational transmission of gender roles. She then turned to studying planning for housing transitions and their effect on social integration. Her current research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning in gerontology, with a particular interest in applying contemplative pedagogy to gerontology education. She has a graduate certificate in Mindfulness Studies from Lesley University.
Dr. Erickson has been a member of the State Society of Aging of New York since 1996, and served as President in 2016 and 2017.