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Susan Wesner

Susan Wesner Profile

Contact Information

Name:Susan Wesner
Title:Assistant Professor, Director of Human Services, Dept. Chair
Department:School of Business and Professional Studies, Center for Adult Professional Studies
Year Started:2010
Email:susan.wesner@judsonu.edu
Phone Number:847-628-1544
Office Location:Lindner Tower - 2nd Floor

Education

Doctor of Medical Humanities: Drew University, Madison, NJ
Master of Health Administration and Graduate Certificate in Long Term Care: Pennsylvania State University, The Capital College, Harrisburg, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Family Studies and Minor in Gerontology:  Messiah College, Grantham, PA

Biography

Dr. Susan Wesner joined the School of Business and Professional Studies in the fall of 2010 as an adjunct instructor. In the fall of 2012, Susan became the Human Services Program Director. In her current role as the Chair of Professional Studies, she provides administrative oversight, develops curriculum, and teaches in the Human Science programs which include BA degrees in Applied Psychology and Human Services, and MA degrees in Human Service Administration and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Prior to joining Judson, Susan managed an early Alzheimer’s unit at a Continuing Care Retirement Community, worked as an eldercare consultant, and taught Psychology of Aging and Death, Grief and Caring at Messiah College in Grantham, PA. Dr. Wesner has conducted research in the field of Gerontology, focusing on caregiving, end of life care options for older adults, and creating new paradigms of care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease. She conducted research with Gail Borden Library’s Tales and Travels program, a reading program for persons with dementia in the community, and has been presenting the results nationally at various library and aging conferences. Susan is also a member of the American Society on Aging, the National Organization for Human Services, and the Northwest Suburban Alliance on Domestic Violence.

Professional Societies or Affiliations

Elgin Evangelical Free Church
National Organization for Human Services (NOHS)
Society of Certified Adjunct Faculty Educators

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World