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Muskingum University’s Dr. Hallie Baker Elected to
Committee Post with National Gerontology Association

Hallie BakerMuskingum University Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Hallie Baker has been elected to the executive committee of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). She will be one of five members at large on the executive committee and was elected in mid-October by a vote of the member institutions.

The executive committee is AGHE’s governing body, on which Dr. Baker will serve a two-year term. With more than 160 member institutions across the United States, Canada and abroad, AGHE is the educational arm of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Gerontology is the study of aging and the issues facing the older population.

“I am thrilled to be able to serve my discipline and raise Muskingum's visibility through this opportunity,” Dr. Baker said of her election.

Already an active association member, Dr. Baker serves the group as a member of both the membership committee and the publications and resources committee. In addition, she represents AGHE as a member of the Gerontological Society’s committee on Women’s Issues in Gerontology.

Dr. Baker joined the faculty at Muskingum University in 2009. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Miami University. At Muskingum, she teaches in the psychology, sociology and health science departments, including both traditional undergraduate students and those enrolled in the Muskingum Adult Program.

The mission of AGHE to advance gerontology and geriatrics education in higher education and to provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics to education administrators, faculty and students in educational institutions.