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Associate Professor - Psychology, Gerontology Program Coordinator, Women and Gender Studies Core Faculty, Associate Professor
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise 
Gerontology, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies
Courses Taught 
PSYC 401 Gerontology:An Overview
PSYC 402 Developmental Processes in Later Life
PSYC 406 Aging and the Family
PSYC 408 Research methods in Gerontology
PSYC 420 Seminar in Proposal Writing
PSYC 434 Aging Services Network
PSYC 455 Seminar in Aging
PSYC 307 Psych Tests and Measurements
PSYC 308 Psych Tests and Measurements Lab
PSYC 312 Psych Development of Women
PSYC 324 Geropsychology
PSYC 360 Social Psychology
PSYC 365 Industrial Psychology
PSYC 396 Seminar in Psychology
Research Interests 
Dr. Hollis-Sawyer conducts research in aging workforce and retirement issues, elder care, older learners, other diversity in aging topics. She also conducts research related to general workplace attitudes, test anxiety, and associated training issues.
Education 

The University of Akron, Akron OH

Selected Publications 

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2018).  Dyadic filial research study recruitment and retention: Lessons learned.  In SAGE Research Methods Cases.  New York: Sage. 

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2017).  Age discrimination in the workplace: Learning from Google’s experience.  In SAGE Business Cases.  New York: Sage. 

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2016).  Sex therapy. In Goldberg, A. (Editor), The SAGE encyclopedia of LGBTQ   studies.  New York:  Sage Publications.  

Hollis-Sawyer, L. (2016).  Nonbiological, nongestational mother.  In Goldberg, A. (Editor),The SAGE encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies.  New York:  Sage.  

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Dykema-Engblade, A. (2016).  Women and positive aging: An international perspective.  New York: Academic Press.   

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Sawyer, T. P. (2014).  “By the numbers:” Language-based and competency enhancing math instruction to alleviate older women’s math stereotype threat reactions.  International Journal of Education, 6(3), 157-174.  

Hollis-Sawyer, L., & Cuevas, L. (2013). “Mirror, mirror on the wall:” Ageist and sexist “double jeopardy” portrayals in children’s picture books. Educational Gerontology, 39(12), 902-914.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A. (2011). A math-related decrement stereotype threat reaction among older “non-traditional” college learners. Educational Gerontology, 37(4), 292-306.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., Thornton, G. C., III., Hurd, B., & Condon, M. E. (October 2008). Exercises in psychological testing laboratory manual (2nd edition). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A. (2008). Exercises in psychological testing laboratory manual instructor’s guide (2nd edition). New York: Allyn & Bacon.

Hollis-Sawyer, L. A., & Sawyer, T. P. (2008). Potential stereotype threat and face validity effects on cognitive-based test performance in the classroom. Educational Psychology, 28(3), 291-304.

Selected Exhibitions 

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2014, October). Paradigm shift” in assessing older learners: Toward a positive aging model and testing practice. Paper to be presented at the 2014 Clute Institute international conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Sterns, Harvey, Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa, Smile, Maureen Pierce, Moody, Harry, Taylor, Jill, & Woods-Scott, Urrikka (2014, February). Finding the “Silver Lining”: Promoting Service Careers in Aging. Co-Chair of a symposium presented at the 2014 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education conference, Denver, CO.

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2014, February). Understanding aging through the "eyes" of social media. Poster presented at the 2014 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education conference, Denver, CO.

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2013, November). “Positive aging” assessments of older adults. Poster presented at the 2013 Aging and Society interdisciplinary conference in Chicago, IL.

Hollis-Sawyer, Lisa (2013, March). Older learners in an e-course environment. Poster presented at the 2013 American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL.

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