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Sarah Hahn

Dr. Hahn is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science and Sociology at Mercy College. She primarily teaches courses related to gerontology, medical sociology, and methodology. Currently she serves as Secretary for the Institutional and Professional Standards Committee and sits on the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL) Committee. She is also the SSBS School Assessment Coordinator.

Education

Ph.D., Social Gerontology, Miami University

M.G.S., Gerontological Studies , Miami University

B.A., Psychology, Sociology, State University of New York, Cortland

Current Research

My research interests in gerontology include perceptions and attitudes toward aging, ageism, and death and dying. With regards to pedagogy and student learning, I am interested in assessment, high-impact practices, and service-learning.

Selected Publications

Simons, J., Hahn, S. J., Pope, M., & Russell, S. (2021). Experiences of educators who identify as lesbian, gay, and bisexual. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services. DOI: 10.1080/10538720.2021.1875947

Hahn, S. J. & Kinney, J.M. (2020). “I could do stereotypical old people things… But I feel like I would get bored with that stuff”: College Students’ Proactive Steps to Avoid Negative Aspects of Aging. International Journal of Aging and Human Development. DOI:  10. 1177/ 0091 4150 20981881

Hahn, S. J. & Kinney, J.M. (2020). When I’m 75: Students’ self-perceptions of the challenges of aging. International Journal of Aging and Human Development. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091415020912930

Hahn, S. J., Kinney, J. M., & Heston, J. (2018). “So we basically let them struggle”: Student perceptions of challenges in intergenerational service-learning. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/02701960.2018.1447935

Yamashita, T., Hahn, S. J., Kinney, J. M., & Poon, L. W. (2018). Impact of life stories on college students’ positive and negative attitudes toward older adults. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 39(3), 326-340. DOI: 10.1080/02701960.2017.1311884

Hahn, S. J., & Kinney, J. M. (2015). Distant Caregiving. The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging, 364-365. DOI: 10.1002/9781118521373.wbeaa211

Ewen, H.H., Hahn, S. J., Erickson, M., & Krout, J.A. (2014). Aging in place or relocation? Plans of community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 28(3), 288-309. DOI: 10.1080/02763893.2014.930366

Pruchno, R., Wilson-Genderson, M., & Hahn, S.J. (2012). Cigarette smokers, never-smokers, and transitions: Implications for successful aging. International Journal of Aging and Human development, 74(3), 193-209. DOI:10.2190/AG.74.3.b

Contact Info

Sarah Hahn
  • Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science
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