Dr. Lydia K. Manning, PhD
Lydia K. Manning, PhD
I am a gerontologist, educator, and entrepreneur with a wide range of experience in the field of aging. Currently, I am serving as Vice President of Gerontology for
Dele Health Tech
. Previously, I completed a tenure as Professor of Gerontology and Director for the Center for Gerontology at
Concordia University Chicago
. I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at
Duke University's Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
in 2013 and received my Ph.D. in social gerontology from the
Department of Sociology and Gerontology at Miami University
in 2011. My expertise lies in complex issues related to aging and well-being. My research focuses on resilience with additional interests in religion and gender. In 2016, I founded
Circle of Life Consulting, Inc
. and serve as a gerontological consultant where I view products, services, and programs with a gerontological "eye" in an effort to help businesses and organizations be age-friendly. Additionally, I am a certified dementia practitioner (CDP) and an end-of-life (EOL) doula. In 2018, I began working with
Dissertation by Design
as a dissertation coach.
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