Sara Hackett, Ph.D.

Sara Hackett

Assistant Professor of Instruction,
Office: MHC 1340
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Curriculum Vitae

Description of Research Interests

Dr. Hackett is a social gerontologist who primarily uses a qualitative lens to explore family caregiving, bereavement, and grief in later life. As a previous practitioner who supported older adults and caregivers through state and local level policies and programs, Sara is passionate about bridging education, research, and practice in order to improve the way that growing older is perceived and experienced.


Honors and Awards

2022 - First Place Postdoctoral Research Symposium, University of South Florida
2020 - Dissertation Fellowship Award, Miami University
2020 - Graduate Student Achievement Award, Miami University
2019 - Comprehensive Exam Distinction Award, Miami University
2019 - Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Southern Gerontological Society
2019 - Best Conference Theme Paper Award, Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education
2013 - Jerome Kaplan Award, Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education
2013 - Outstanding Student in Gerontology Award, Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education

Classes Taught

GEY 2000 Introduction to Aging Sciences
GEY 4641 Death and Dying
GEY 4647 Ethical and Legal Issues in Aging
GEY 6910 MA/MS Capstone