Chandra M. Mehrotra, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. He has served as a consultant to the United Nation's Population Fund, as a chair of APA's Committee on Aging and the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators, and on the editorial boards of Educational Gerontology and Teaching of Psychology. Over the course of his career, he has received a number of awards and honors, and has authored several books related to aging, teaching and learning in psychology, distance learning, and educational assessment. Lisa S. Wagner, PhD is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Gerontology Minor at the University of San Francisco (USF). Dr. Wagner has conducted research on stereotyping and aging for the past 20 years. As Director of the Gerontology Minor at USF, she helps promote awareness of aging issues on campus and creates opportunities for meaningful intergenerational interactions. She serves on the editorial board of Educational Gerontology.
This deeply engaging 3rd edition by Mehrotra and Wagner takes the lens of diversity and adjusts it through many angles and experiences of aging across prisms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, and community. It is research-rich, resource-rich, and practice-wise. Chapters open with complex sparkling vignettes and are threaded with guided opportunities for students to participate. This innovative and accessible book constitutes an exceptional contribution to an essential area of gerontology. Holly Nelson-Becker, Brunel University, London How are all older adults alike? How is each older adult different from others? Aging and Diversity helps students answer these important questions and apply their answers in the everyday lives of older adults. Using a combination of engagement, reflection and story-telling, Mehrotra and Wagner draw from basic research, online resources and case material to make issues of culture, class, and individual differences come alive. Their 3rd edition is unparalleled in applying active learning techniques to prepare students for life and work in an increasingly diverse society. Michael A. Smyer, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Bucknell University