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Dr. Melissa Cannon

Associate Professor,
Western Oregon University
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Western Oregon University
Independence, OR

Dr. Melissa Cannon


Associate Professor,
Western Oregon University

Bio

Assistant Professor, Gerontology, Western Oregon University

Interests:
Communities and older populations; environmental gerontology; aging in place; community development to create inclusive, age-friendly cities and communities for people across the life course; innovative programs that support healthy aging and improve quality of care among older adults.

Dissertation research:
Examined the factors that influence challenges and successes for senior centers in an urban area as senior centers throughout the U.S. are re-positioning to continue their long history of providing services, activities, recreation, socialization for community dwelling older adults.

Education

Portland State University
Portland, Oregon, United States
Ph.D, 2015
Urban Studies
2009 To 2015
Dissertation: Experiences of Senior Centers in a Metropolitan Area
Advisor: Dr. Sy Adler

Portland State University
Portland, Oregon, United States
Graduate Certificate, 2013
Gerontology
2009 To 2013
Advisor: Dr. Margaret Neal

Portland State University
Portland, Oregon, United States
Bachelor of Science, 2009
Community Development
2007 To 2009

Front Range Community College
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Associate of Arts, 2006
2004 To 2006

Job History

Western Oregon University
Assistant Professor, Gerontology
Monmouth
September 2016 - present

Portland State University
Adjunct Faculty
Portland
May 2015 - June 2016

Portland State University
Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant
Portland, OR, United States
September 2009 - June 2014

Portland State University
Office Assistant
University Advancement, OR, United States
September 2007 - June 2009

Americorps NCCC
Corps Member
Charleston, SC, United States
July 2006 - May 2007

Front Range Community College
Office Assistant
Fort Collins, CO, United States
August 2004 - May 2006

Areas Of Expertise

  • Community and Home Care: Service Deivery/Utilization

Discipline

  • Gerontology