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Lisa Hollis-Sawyer, Ph.D., Gerontology Program Coordinator

Lisa A. Hollis-Sawyer, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Master's Gerontology program and Psychology Department at Northeastern Illinois University. She received her doctorate in Industrial Gerontology from The University of Akron and conducted post-doctoral aging-related training at Boston University. Her research interests range from eldercare to aging workforce issues. Her current research is focusing on the impact of children's literature regarding aging on early aging perceptions and associated stereotyping tendencies.

Masami Takahashi, Ph.D., Generativity Club Faculty Advisor

Masami Takahashi is a Full Professor in the Master’s In Gerontology program and Psychology Department at Northeastern Illinois University. He received his undergraduate training in Texas, and eventually received his Ph. D. in Developmental Psychology from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. His research interest has been focusing on age-appropriate psychological constructs such as wisdom and spirituality. In addition, he also films aging experiences in various cultures. Currently, he is investigating psychosocial profiles of former suicide bombers during the WWII.

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