Mary Lee Hummert
Office: 250 Strong Hall
Professor, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Dr. Hummert teaches courses in interpersonal communication and quantitative research methods. She also serves as graduate director of the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Gerontology. Dr. Hummert is a University of Kansas Kemper Teaching Fellow, Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and a recipient of the Giles-Nussbaum Distinguished Scholar Award from the Commission on Communication and Aging of the National Communication Association. She serves on the editorial boards of major journals in both communication and gerontology, and on the National Institute on Aging Sociology of Aging Review Panel. Her research focuses on the social cognitive processes that link age stereotypes and communication, with grant support provided by the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health. Current projects examine the role of implicit age stereotypes in interaction and family decision-making processes. Recent journal publications appear in Psychology and Aging, Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, and Human Communication Research . She is the co-editor of two books on communication and aging, Interpersonal Communication in Older Adulthood: Interdisciplinary Research (1994), and Aging, Communication, and Health: Linking Research and Practice for Successful Aging (2001).
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