B.A., Denison University, 1968
M.A., University of Chicago; Sociology, 1971
Ph.D. University of Chicago; Sociology, 1981
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Journey of Faith: The Conversion and Reconversions of Isaac Hecker”
Sample of Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Aging in Society, Women and Aging, Social Problems, Literature of Social Responsibility
Sample of Publications
Melia, Susan Perschbacher. “Generativity in the Lives of Elder Catholic Women Religious.” Advances in Life Courses Research: Self and Identity Across the Life Course in Cross Cultural Perspective, 1999.
Melia, Susan Perschbacher. “Continuity in the Lives of Elder Catholic Women Religious.” International Journal of Aging and Human Development 43: 2 (1999):173-187.
Sample of Presentations
“Prayer Stories in Spiritual Reminiscences of Elder Religious Women.” Reminiscence and Life Review Conference, New York, NY, 1999
“Variety of Prayers among Older Women.” 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society on Aging, Orlando, FL, 1999.
“Positive Disengagement in Late Life: Prayer and Solitude.” 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society on Aging, San Francisco, CA, 1998.