Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Jim Davis Presents at National Conference

Dr. Jim Davis, human sciences faculty, presented workshops on senior policy and advocacy at the Aging in America conference in San Diego in March 2014.

Davis presented two workshops, Effectively Mobilizing Your Senior Advocacy Base, exploring various volunteer advocacy models and the maintenance of community-based coalitions, and Historical Review of Senior Policy, highlighting major milestones in health and financial policies designed to benefit the lives of older adults, including early senior advocacy movements, creation of Social Security, implementation of the Great Society programs and more.

He also facilitated the Grassroots Advocacy / Public Policy Peer Group, in which participants shared successes and challenges in engaging and involving seniors in legislative and advocacy strategies, discussed the use of coalitions and ways to educate and organize seniors to make their voices heard.

Jim Davis is an associate professor in the Department of Human Sciences at Marylhurst University. His areas of expertise are gerontology, social/community psychology and public policy. He currently serves as chair of the National Coalition of Consumer Organizations on Aging, an advocacy arm of the National Council on Aging.

Related News

See All News

Marylhurst MBA Ranked No. 1

Oregon Business Magazine revealed their MBA program rankings for 2015, and Marylhurst University topped the list.

English Faculty Featured on Late Night Library

Jay Ponteri and Natalie Serber, English faculty, co-hosted an episode of Late Night Library in January 2015.

Calendar

See All Events

February 02, 2015

Why Did so Many Succumb to the Siren Song of Nazism?

Professor Brian Els, Department of History at University of Portland will speak about how Anthony Doerr’s novel, All the Light We Cannot See, tou...

READ MORE

February 12, 2015

Gero-Punk Salon

Join Jennifer Sasser, Ph.D., Gero-Punk Project founder, for an evening of engaging discussion. In her words, "To be a gero-punk is to bravely and c...

READ MORE

February 14, 2015

A-MAIS-ing Voices Series: Loving Yourself into the Perfect Job

With MAIS alum Tom McLaughlin. Join the MAIS community to share, expand and grow through a series that is part "teach-in" and part salon conversa...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University