Dr. Laura Beer was recognized by her peers with the 2015 Professional Practice Award from the Western Region American Association of Music Therapy.
Dr. Sasser will be exploring with the audience what it means to be a leader, including the commitments and sensibilities involved in developing one's own and others' leadership capacities. She will offer uncommon examples from the Gero-Punk Project and her own experiences in gerontological teaching and collaborative inquiry.
Dr. Jennifer Sasser served on the Oregon Gerontological Association board of directors from 2005 to 2010 and was OGA president from 2007 to 2010. She is the co-author of Aging: Concepts and Controversies with Dr. Harry R. Moody. Dr. Sasser is a recipient of the 2012 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Teaching Excellence Award.