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Psychological Sciences

Dr. Margaret Manoogian Associate Professor of Gerontology

Office: Todd 332
Phone: (503) 831-4201
Fax: (503)838-8618
E-mail address: manoogim@wou.edu

 

 

 

Scholarship Focus

 

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.

 

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

 

 

Professional Work Experience

 

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

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

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.

 

 

Courses Taught

 

  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Life Span Development
  • Death, Dying, and Bereavement
  • Physical and Cognitive Changes in Aging 
  • Family Ties and Aging
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Diversity in Families
  • Parenthood
  • Children, Families, and Poverty
  • Advanced Family Development

 

Scholarly Accomplishments

 

Book Publications:

  • 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)

 

Refereed Publications (selected):

  • Manoogian, M. M., Jurich, J., Sano, Y., & Ko, J. (in press). “My kids are more important than money:” Parenting expectations and commitment among Appalachian, low-income mothers. Journal of Family Issues.
  • 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.   
  • Sano, Y. & Manoogian, M. M. (2011). “I wanted a fresh start from where I was:” Rural low-income women’s experiences of multiple partnership transitions. Michigan Family Review.
  • 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.
  • Zvonkovic, A., Richards, C., Humble, A., & Manoogian, M. (2005). Lessons about family work and relationships from families in which men are regularly absent due to work. Family Relations, 54, 411-422.
  • 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.

 

Non-Refereed Publications (selected):

  • 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., 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.
  • Zvonkovic A., Manoogian, M., & McGraw, L. (2001). The ebb and flow of family life: How families experience being together and apart. In K. Daly (Ed.), Minding the time in family experience: Emerging perspectives and issues. Stamford, CT: Jai Press.
  • Manoogian-O’Dell, M., McGraw, L., & Zvonkovic, A. (1998). The ebb and flow of fishing family life (ORESU-G-98-002). Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University.

 

Presentations and Posters (selected):

     

  • 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. Referred 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.

 

 

Research Support:

  • Denham, S., Principal Investigator, Diabetes community kit for Appalachian populations, Ohio Department of Health, $4,000, 2005-2006. Role: Co-investigator.
  • Manoogian, M., Principal Investigator, Scholarly Activity Award, Intergenerational transfers in rural, low-income Appalachian families, College of Health and Human Services, Ohio University, $7,000, 2004-2005.
  • Manoogian, M., Principal Investigator, Research Challenge Award, Ohio University. Received for submission of NIH proposal #R01HD047653-01, Intergenerational transfers in poor, rural families, $5,862, 2003-2004.
  • Denham, S., Principal Investigator, Research Challenge Award, Ohio University. Received for submission of NIH proposal, Pilot study: Testing methods related to family health routines and diabetes self-management, $6,000, 2003-2004. Role: Co-investigator.
  • Manoogian, M., Principal Investigator, Baker Grant Award, Rural low-income families: Tracking their well-being and functioning in the context of welfare reform, Ohio University, $7,093, 2002-2003.

 

Interdisciplinary Scholarship

 

 

National/State:

 

Member, Oregon Geriatric Education Center, Oregon State University, 2011 – Present.

  • Member of interdisciplinary team to improve care of older adults in Oregon through education and professional development focus 
  • Collaborate with members from  Oregon Health & Science University Schools of Nursing and Medicine, Oregon State University Extension Service and College of Pharmacy, and Portland State University Institute on Aging and School of Social Work

 

Member and Work Group Chair, Rural Families Speak Project, NC 223/1011/1171 Rural Low-Income Families: Tracking their Well-being and Function in an Era of Welfare Reform, 2001-Present.

  • Gather data and disseminate findings on longitudinal, multi-method study examining the context and functioning of rural low-income mothers and their families.
  • Work with multidisciplinary team, representing 17 states consisting of family scientists, psychologists, sociologists, family economists, nutritional scientists, and extension specialists.
  • Coordinate and conduct data collection in West Virginia in collaboration with West Virginia extension county faculty.

 

University:

 

Investigator, Diabetes Research, Appalachian Rural Health Initiative, Ohio University, 2003-2010.

  • Worked as member of research team representing nursing, psychology and nutrition in applying for funding and conducting pilot study on Type 2 diabetes management in rural, Appalachian families.
  • Serve as co-investigator on current Type 2 diabetes research project collecting multimethod data from families in Appalachian region in and outside of Ohio.
  • Participate as advisory board member to develop family diabetes community kits for Appalachian region.

Member, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Research Group, Ohio University, 2006-2008.

  • Work with multidisciplinary team in the area of gerontology research, practice, and education to identify common research interests and funding streams.

 

 

 

Awards and Teaching Honors

 

  • Outstanding Teacher, Human and Consumer Sciences, Ohio University, 2008-2009.
  • Ohio Council on Family Relations Professional NCFR Presentation Award, 2003.
  • Oregon State University, Petersen Graduate Student Thesis Award in Family Gerontology, 2000.
  • Oregon State University, Thayer Raymond Fellowship, 1997-1998; 1999-2001
  • Oregon Sports Lottery Scholarship, 1999-2000.
  • Oregon State University, Frolander University-wide Graduate Teaching Award Nominee, 2000.
  • Oregon State University Graduate Student Recipient, University Club Foundation Fellowship, 1999.
  • Oregon State University, Schild-Nicholson Fellowship, 1998-1999.
  • Oregon State University, First Place, Graduate Student Conference Paper Competition, Role and status change among single women during the retirement process, 1998.
  • Western Oregon State College, Staff Member of the Year, 1989.
  • YWCA Tribute to Outstanding Women Award, Salem, Oregon, 1988.
  • Western Oregon State College Presidential Recognition Award, 1987.

 

 

 

 

Contact

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