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HDFS 3710: Midlife and Later Years
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Masters||Gerontology||Georgia State University, Gerontology Institute||2009|
|Bachelor of Science||Psychology||Georgia College & State University||2007|
Kyle's research focuses on how marginalized populations, specifically individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/gender non-conforming (LGBT) negotiate formal and informal care options in late life.
My research focuses on how marginalized populations, specifically individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender/gender non-conforming (LGBT) negotiate formal and informal care options in late life. My dissertation, “Generativity Among LGBT Older Adults” is designed to qualitatively explore the meaning of generativity within the context of historical, individual, familial, and relational cultures. By addressing the cultural context of social influences I anticipate being able to discern the individuality that constitutes the LGBT older adutl population.
HDFS 3710: Mid-Life and Later Years
Guest facilitator, Refugee Responsiveness Series on Financial Planning
Guest speaker, Wisdom Workshop, Gwinnett Christian Terrace
Committee member, HDFS Departmental Awards Committee
Committee member, 2015 Quint State Planning Committee
Student Mentor, UGA Athletic Department
Safe Space Representative
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Goebel-Macklin Award||Groves Conference on Marriage and Family||2016|
|Elizabeth T. Sheerer Graduate Scholarship||FACS||2016|
|2016 Price-Coker Dissertation Award||HDFS||2016|
|Eleonora M. Costa Graduate Support Fund||FACS||2015|
|CFD Department Graduate Student Fund||HDFS||2014|
Porter, K. E., Brennan-Ing, M., Chang, S. C., dickey, L. M., Singh, A. A., Bower, K. L., & Witten, T. M. (2016). Providing Competent and Affirming Services for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults. Clinical Gerontologist, p.1-24.
Morrissey Stahl, K., Bower, K.L., Seponski, D.M., Lewis, D.C., Farnham, A., Tadik, Y.C. (in press 2016). A practitioner’s guide to end-of-life intimacy for older adults: Suggestions for conceptualization and intervention in palliative care. Omega.
Dickey, L & Bower, K.L. (under review). TGNC - Affirmative Care with Adults and Older Adults in A. Singh (eds), Handbook of Trans-Affirmative Counseling and Psychological Practice
Bower, K.L., Kemp, C., Burgess, E.O., Atkins, J. (in progress). “God bless ‘em, God bless us all”: Caregiver stressors and strengths among low income mother-daughter dyads.
Bower, K.L., Lewis, D.L., & Scheckler, S. (in progress). Older LGBT Individuals and Their Caregivers’ Access to and Utilization of End-of-Life Supports and Services.
Dr. Denise Lewis (major), Dr. Maria Bermudez, Dr. Anneliese Singh
In addition to my coursework, I also contribute to research and outreach that addresses the needs of marginalized individuals through the LIFE (life course, intergenerational interactions, family networks, human engagement) Lab at UGA. I currently fulfill the role of Lab Coordinator (under the direction of Dr. Denise C. Lewis) and have been tasked with organizing various research projects in progress. Toward this objective, I oversee the work of undergraduates, ensure deadlines are met, and that projects are continuing at the appropriate pace.