Center for Gerontology

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Center for Gerontology

The Center for Gerontology serves as the organizational unit and focal point for aging-related activities at Virginia Tech. The center’s primary mission is to foster and facilitate multidisciplinary research that enhances the quality of life of older adults. In support of this mission, the center focuses primarily on three streams of coordinated research: Family Gerontology, Health and Aging, and Elder Rights.

Although the center is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, it has a university-wide purview, with 87 faculty affiliates representing seven colleges and 28 departments or units across campus.

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology


The center is the administrative unit for the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology,  a university-approved program of graduate study designed to offer learning experiences consistent with the recommendations of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Learn More

Gerontology Newsletter 

About the Center Director

Pamela Teaster, a professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, directs the center. Read More