Generations Faculty Fellows

Center for Generational Studies - Generations Faculty Fellow 
Dept. Chair                                    Dr. Roma S. Hanks

Professor of Sociology; Chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work; Director, USA Programs in Gerontology and Center for Generational Studies, University of South Alabama 

Research:  Intergenerational Relationships; Lifecourse Transitions; Social Support; Health Disparities

 Brief Biography 

(251) 460-6020
rhanks@southalabama.edu

Office: HUMB36

Dr. Candice Bright                                   Dr. Candace Forbes Bright

Associate Scientist, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Research:  As a scholar of global studies focusing on social/cultural development, my research focuses on the impact of the world around us on our perceptions. This interest has taken me in three research directions, all of which focus on human interactions and the social implications or those relationships and presentations: 1) social networks and health, 2) social networks and disasters, and 3) social interpretations of racialized geography through the lens of critical race theory. Within each of these areas, I focus on the intersection of environmental/geographical factors and socio-demographic factors to understand social issues and justice.

Curriculum Vitae

(601) 266-4306
Candace.forbes@usm.edu

118 College Dr. #5108, Hattiesburg, MS 39406

 Dr. Benjamin Hill  Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of South Alabama

Dr. Benjamin Hill

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of South Alabama 

Research: Clinical Neuropsychology, Fluid Cognition, Cognitive Disorders, Concussion/mTBI and TBI, Symptom Validity Measurement, Cognitive Intra-Individual Variability, Cognitive Effects of Meta-Inflamation 

Curriculum Vitae

 



(251) 460-7081

bdhill@southalabama.edu

Office: UCOM 1032

 Dr. Lyn Holley

Dr. Lyn Holley

Professor of Geontology, University of Nebraska Omaha

Research: Public programs and services in re aging, Intergenerational Relationships and Ageism, Lifespan resilience, Aging in re Ethnicity, Long-term Care staffing policies and programs

Curriculum Vitae 

(402) 554-4814
lmholley@unomaha.edu

Department of Gerontology, Public Affairs and Community Service
University of Nebraska Omaha

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Family Studies, University of North Alabama

Dr. Andrea Hunt 

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Family Studies, University of North Alabama

Research: Caregiving/Aging, Life Course, Disability, Social Class/Race and Ethnicity/Gender, Work and Family, Child and Adolescent Outcomes, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Curriculum Vitae 

(256) 765-5137
ahunt3@una.edu

Department of Sociology and Family Studies Office
University of North Alabama

UNA Box 5010 

Florence, AL 35632-0001

Dr. Kern Jackson

Dr. Kern Jackson 

Director, African-American Studies Program, University of South Alabama

Research: African-American Studies, Folklore, Personal Narrative, Slave Narrative, Folktale, Southern American Folklore, Gulf Coast Carnival/Mardi Gras, Oral History, World Literature, Composition.

Curriculum Vitae 

(251) 460-6146
kemjacks@southalabama.edu

Office: HUMB 276

Denise Lewis

Dr. Denise Clark Lewis
Associate Professor of Gerontology, University of Georgia

Research: Culture and aging; family exchanges; intergenerational relations; immigrant and refugee health; transnational family caregiving; cultural responsiveness.

Curriculum Vitae

(706) 621-2497
denise.lewis@uga.edu

Department of Human Development and Family Science

Hosik Min

Dr. Hosik Min
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gerontology, University of South Alabama

Research: Health Disparities, Population Aging, and Mortality and Morbidity

Curriculum Vitae

(251) 460-7677
hmin@southalabama.edu

Office: HUMB9

 Dr. Mundy

Dr. Leonard A. Mundy
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Research: Gender & Sexuality 

Curriculum Vitae

 

(251) 460-7079
mundy@southalabama.edu 

Office: HUMB8

 

Dr. Bakeyah S. Nelson

Public Health Consultant 

Curriculum Vitae

bakeyahnelson@gmail.com 
bakeyah@commhealthcollab.com 

Community Health Collaborative Consulting

www.commhealthcollab.com

Dr. Ishara Ramikissoon Associate Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of South Alabama

Dr. Ishara Ramikissoon

Associate Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of South Alabama 

Research: Hearing ability and auditory function in aging adults, including baby boomers, Impact of Multicultural factors (age, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability) on communication skills, Validity of test instruments, Health Disparities and Public Health concerns

Curriculum Vitae 

 

(251) 445-9368
ramkissoon@southalabama.edu

Offce: HAHN 1070

Dr. Samuel Russ Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; University of South Alabama

Dr. Samuel Russ

Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of South Alabama 

Research: Consumer Electronics including reliability and design for manufacturability, Signal Integrity and High-speed Digital Design Techniques , Embedded Systems, Sensor Networks, High-performance Computing, and Hard disk drive performance and reliability

Curriculum Vitae

 

(251) 461-1378
sruss@southalabama.edu 

Office: Shelby Hall 4119

Laura White

Dr. Laura White

Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor of Department of Physical Therapy, University of South Alabama 

Research: Geriatric PT, Clinical Education, Professional Issues, Practice Management

Curriculum Vitae

 

(251) 445-9248
laurawhite@southalabama.edu

Office: HAHN 2019