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Gerontology professor presents on interdisciplinary collaboration and service-learning

Dr. Lisa Borrero,Gerontology — the study of aging — is an interdisciplinary field that pulls from the fields of psychology, social work, public health and more. University of Indianapolis Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Borrero has recently used her interdisciplinary expertise and commitment to service-learning in presentations to other colleagues in higher education.

In September 2016, Borrero and colleagues presented “A Call to Action for Higher Education: We Make the Road by Walking” at the Annual Conference of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Borrero followed that presentation with a workshop at the 17th Annual Conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium in Omaha, Nebraska. She and UIndy colleagues Marianna Foulkrod, Dr. Jodie Ferise, Dr. Heidi Rauch, and Mr. Derrin Slack presented “The Power of Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Enrich Campus and Community.”

At next spring’s Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) 43rd Annual Meeting, she will be part of a team of speakers presenting a pre-conference workshop titled “You Can Do It! Teaching in an Online Environment — Navigating the Myths and Realities to Develop a Dynamic and High-Quality Course.”

As a member of the faculty of the Center for Aging & Community, Dr. Borrero teaches Physical Dimensions of Aging, Nutrition and Aging, Research Methods, and Psychology of Aging.


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