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Ashley Ermer

Assistant Professor, Family Science and Human Development

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University Hall 4209
Email:
ermera@montclair.edu
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Office: University Hall 4209
Phone: 973-655-6842

Degrees:
B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University
M.S., University of Missouri
Ph.D., University of Missouri

The main emphasis of my research focuses on examining how the social environment matters for older adults. I largely draw upon elements of life course theory (Elder & Rockwell, 1979), the socioemotional selectivity theory (Carstensen, 1992) and the social convoy model (Antonucci & Akiyama, 1987) to inform my work. My research focuses on two main areas: 1) the interplay of older adults’ social relationships and well-being and 2) forgiveness in the context of health and social relationships.

Courses Taught:
FSHD 201: Social Gerontology: The Study of Aging
FSHD 304: Research Methods for Studying Families and Human Development
FSHD 340: Aging and Social Policy
FSHD 348: Individual and Family Development Over the Life Course
FSHD 360: Families in Later Life

Specialization

Family gerontology; the interplay between older adults’ wellbeing and social relationships; forgiveness in the context of relationships and wellbeing.

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Office Hours

Spring

Monday
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm