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Jacquelyn Frank, Ph.D.

Jacquelyn Frank, Ph.D.

Office: 2056 Klehm Hall
Phone: 217-581-7843
Fax: 217-581-6090
Email: jbfrank@eiu.edu
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Dr. Jacquelyn Frank, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, currently serves as the coordinator for the graduate program in aging studies. The graduate program offers a Master of Arts in Aging Studies and is a multidisciplinary program with cooperating academic units including the School of Family and Consumer Sciences and the departments of physical education, psychology, secondary education and sociology/anthropology. The program is delivered online with just a few hours required on-campus.

The program has been recognized as a Program of Merit by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Dr. Frank’s research interests are in the area of family caregiving, the experience of Alzheimer's disease, and aging prisoners. She has written a book based on her research in the experience of assisted living, titled The Paradox of Aging in Place in Assisted Living. She is a member of the American Society on Aging and the Gerontological Society of America. She received her doctorate in cultural anthropology from Northwestern University in 1994.

Admission to the graduate program in gerontology requires an application to the Graduate School as well as an additional application to the Aging Studies program. Please contact Dr. Frank or visit the program's website for program admission criteria.

 Sheila Greuel, 2014