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Dr. Margaret Manoogian

Associate Professor, Gerontology Division

(503) 751-4201 | manoogim@wou.edu | TODD 332

Education

 

Oregon State University, Corvallis. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development and Family Studies, 2001

The University of Vermont, Burlington. Master of Education in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education, 1984

The University of California, Santa Barbara. Bachelors of Arts in History and Environmental Studies, 1981

 

Teaching Focus Areas

 

  • Social Ties and Aging
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Lifespan Development
  • Death, Dying, and Bereavement
  • Professional Issues in Gerontology
  • Service-Learning and Internships in Gerontology
  • Qualitative Research Methods

 

 

Research Focus Areas

 

Investigate intergenerational transfers among older parents and adult children. Current intergenerational research has focused on individuals and families who experience genocide, poverty, or poor health due to Type 2 diabetes.

 

Professional Experience

 

Associate Professor, Gerontology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR. September, 2013-Present. Department Head, 2014-Present.

Research Associate Professor, Extension Family and Community Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. August, 2011 – September, 2014.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Gerontology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR. September, 2012 – 2013.

NTT Assistant Professor, Gerontology, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR. September, 2011-June 2012.

Associate Professor, Child and Family Studies, Department of Social and Public Health, Ohio University, Athens, OH. September, 2007-2011.

Assistant Professor, Child and Family Studies, School of Human and Consumer Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH. September, 2001-2007.

Career Advisor, Career Planning and Placement Office, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. September, 1992-June, 1996.

Director, Career Development Center, Western Oregon State College, Monmouth, OR. July, 1986-August, 1992.

Assistant Director, Career Center, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. July, 1984-1986.

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

  • WOU Faculty Advisor of the Year for Clubs and Organizations Award, Western Oregon University, Spring 2014.
  • Outstanding Teacher, Human and Consumer Sciences, Ohio University, 2009.
  • Ohio Council on Family Relations Professional NCFR Presentation Award, 2003.
  • Western Oregon State College, Staff Member of the Year, 1989.
  • Western Oregon State College Presidential Recognition Award, 1987.

 

Recent Publications/Presentations

 

Selected Publications

Manoogian, M. (in press). Genocide and families. The Encyclopedia of Family Studies.

 

Manoogian, M. M., Jurich, J., Sano, Y., & Ko, J. (2015). “My kids are more important than money:” Parenting expectations and commitment among Appalachian, low-income mothers. Journal of Family Issues, 36(3), 326-350.

 

Ringering, A. D., Rice, J., Sickles, N., Wilson, E., & Manoogian, M. (2014). “It’ll work out:” Older mothers’ and adult daughters’ perspectives on future plans. PURE Insights, 3, Article 10. Available at: http://digitalcommons.wou.edu/pure/vol3/iss1/10. (Undergraduate Research Team)

 

Igarashi, H., Hooker, K., Coehlo, D. P., Manoogian, M. M. (2013). “My nest is full:” Intergenerational relationships at midlife. Journal of Aging Studies, 27(2), 102-112.

 

Sano, Y., Manoogian, M. M., & Ontai, L. L. (2012). “The kids still come first:” Creating family stability during partnership instability in rural, low-income families. Journal of Family Issues, 33, 942-945.

 

Manoogian, M. M., Jurich, J., & Richards, L. N. (2011). Feminist participatory research: Ethical dilemmas in our research journeys with women in rural, low income families. In L. Harter, J. Hamel-Lambert, & J. Millesen (Eds.), Participatory Partnerships for Social Action and Research. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

 

Seiling, S. S., Manoogian, M. M., & Son, S. (2011). “I don’t know how we would make it:” Social support in rural low-income families. In J. W. Bauer, & E. M. Dolan, (Eds.), Rural families and work: Contexts, problems, and solutions. New York: Springer.

 

Walker, S. K. & Manoogian, M. M. (2011). Child care: A challenge for rural families to meet economic, personal, and family needs. In J. W. Bauer, & E. M. Dolan, (Eds.), Rural families and work: Contexts, problems, and solutions. New York: Springer.

 

Manoogian, M. M., Harter, L. M., & Denham, S. A. (2010). The storied nature of health legacies in the familial experience of type 2 diabetes. Journal of Family Communication, 10, 1-17.

 

Coehlo, D. P. & Manoogian, M. M. (2010). Diverse and at risk families. In J. Kaakinen, V. Gedaly-Duff, D. Coehlo, & S. Hanson, (Eds.) Family health care nursing theory, practice, and research (fourth edition).

 

Manoogian, M. M., Richards, L. N., & Walker, A. J. (2008). Identity and resilience across generations: The family stories of older Armenian American women. Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies, 17, 143-163.

 

Denham, S., Manoogian, M. M., & Schuster, L. (2007). Managing family support and dietary routines: Type 2 diabetes in rural, Appalachian families. Families, Systems, & Health, 25, 36-52.

 

Manoogian, M. M., Walker, A., & Richards, L. (2007). Gender, genocide, and ethnicity: The legacies of older Armenian American mothers. Journal of Family Issues, 28, 567-589.

 

Reschke, K., Manoogian, M., Richards, L., Walker, S., & Seiling, S. (2006). Maternal grandmothers as child care providers for rural, low-income mothers: A unique child care arrangement. Journal of Children and Poverty, 14, 159-174.

 

Walker, A., Manoogian-O’Dell, M., McGraw, L., & White, D. (Eds.), (2001). Families in later life: Connections and transitions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge. (edited with original contributions)

 

Hooker, K., Manoogian-O’Dell, M., Monahan, D. J., Frazier, L. D., & Shifren, K. (2000). Does type of disease matter? Gender differences among Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease spouse caregivers. The Gerontologist, 40, 568-573.

 

Selected Presentations

Manoogian, M. M., Ringering, A., Rice, J., & Sickles, N. (2014, November). “It’ll work Out:” Older mothers’ and adult daughters’ perspectives on future plans. Refereed poster presented at annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Baltimore, MD.

 

Manoogian, M. M. (2012, November). Family health legacies: Diabetes management among older rural adults. Refereed poster presented at annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

 

Sano, Y. & Manoogian, M. M. (2011, November). Rural low-income women’s experiences of multiple partnership transitions. Refereed poster presented at annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

 

Richards. L., Manoogian, M. M., & Feeney, S. (2010, November). Health chaos: A longitudinal analysis of health problems in rural low-income families. Refereed paper presented at annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Smith, S. & Manoogian, M. M. (2009, November). Daughter and mother perspectives on education and success in low-income African American families. Refereed poster presented at annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, San Francisco, CA.

 

Harter, L.M., Manoogian, M. M., & Denham, S. (2009, November). Socially constructing diabetes among Appalachian families. Refereed paper presented at annual meeting of National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Manoogian, M. M., & Denham, S., & Harter, L. (2008, November). Negotiating type 2 diabetes across generations: Case analyses of multiple voices. Refereed paper presented at annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Little Rock, AR.

 

Manoogian, M. M., Denham, S., & Cligrow, C. (2008, April). Tensions across multiple contexts: Type 2 diabetes management in older, rural families. Refereed poster presented at Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education, Cleveland, OH.

 

Manoogian, M., Seiling, S., Richards, L., & Denham, S. (2007, November). “I just hope nothin’s gonna happen:” Negotiation of change and support among low-income mothers. Refereed paper presented at annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Hamler, M. K., & Manoogian, M. (2007, November). Social support and relationship quality among adolescent mothers and maternal grandmothers in low-income, rural families. Refereed poster presented at annual meeting of National Council on Family Relations, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Manoogian, M. M. & Petro, E. (2007, April). Family meanings and expectations among rural Appalachian older mothers and their daughters. Refereed poster presented at Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education, Newark, OH.

 

Manoogian, M. (2004, October). Exploring the family ties and legacies of older Armenian American women. Refereed paper presented at A Century of Armenians in America: Voices from New Scholarship, The Armenian Center at Columbia University, New York.

 

Manoogian-O’Dell, M., Barlow-Pieterick, M., & Richards, L. (1997, November). Role and status change among single women during the retirement process. Refereed paper presented at annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Washington, D. C.

 

 

 

Contact

Behavioral Science Division

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