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Memoir

Shirley Lockery
Regents' Proceedings 313

Shirley A. Lockery, Ph.D., associate professor of social work in the School of Social Work, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 2003.

Professor Lockery received her B.A. degree (1971) from California State University-Los Angeles, and M.S.W. (1974), M.P.A. (1974), and Ph.D. (1982) degrees from the University of Southern California-Los Angeles. From 1983-90 she was a faculty member at San Diego State University. She joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1990 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1998.

As a social gerontologist, Professor Lockery has worked extensively on health issues surrounding ethnic and racial minorities. Her primary interests are in ethnogerontology, aging policy and services, and health policy and services. In recognition of her outstanding leadership in the National Institutes on Minority Aging, she received an award of appreciation. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers.

Professor Lockery received numerous training grants and research awards, including a National Institute on Aging minority investigator award with the Health and Retirement Study. She has authored and co-authored numerous refereed journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and book/film reviews. Professor Lockery served on the editorial board of Gerontology and Geriatrics Education and as consulting editor of Health and Social Work, associate editor of the American Journal of Health Promotion (special populations section), and reviewer for The Gerontologist, Social Work Education Journal and the Social Work and Health Care Journal. She is also the author of "Impact of Dementia Within Minority Groups," a chapter in Losing a Million Minds: Confronting the Tragedy of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, published by U.S. Congress' Office of Technology Assessment.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Shirley A. Lockery associate professor emerita of social work.