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Susan Wesner

Susan Wesner Profile

Contact Information

Name:Susan Wesner
Title:Director of Human Services
Department:School of Leadership and Business, 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 Leadership and Business’ Center for Adult Professional Studies in the fall of 2010 as an adjunct instructor. In the fall of 2012, Susan became the Director of Human Services. She provides administrative oversight, develops curriculum, oversees field placement, and teaches several courses including: Social Welfare Policy, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Cultural Competence, Practice Perspective in Older Adult Care, and Integrated Learning Capstone Course. 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 extensive 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.

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