Mary's Woods at Marylhurst was ranked #2 in the nation among university-based retirement communities in 2014, in part due to the tuition discount residents receive at Marylhurst University.
Department of Human Sciences
MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, Marylhurst University
BA in Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame
Multidisciplinary Aspects of Aging
Introduction to Human Sciences
Introduction to Gerontology
In her master's thesis, Erica Wells examined the relationship between fictional literature and aging, in an effort to explore the various meanings of old age. Her particular interests in gerontology center around issues of personal aging, including embodiment, social expectations and roles, and intergenerational relationships. She has taught at Marylhurst since 2004.