Gerontology Faculty

Program Director and Assistant Professor

Amber McIlwain, MS directs the graduate certificate in gerontology and is an assistant professor in the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership. 


Linda Hunt's research, grant funding, and publications concentrate on aging and quality of life issues including driving and dementia, frailty, mindfulness practice, and effects of vision on cognition. Her publications are in the top 10 percent of US occupational therapists cited in peer review journals. Dr. Hunt also teaches in the Health and Leadership Administration program.


Nancy Krusen has taught students at technical, professional and post-professional levels and is an innovator in online course development.

Associate Professor

Amanda Stead is an associate professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.