Guillermo Ernest Gonzales

ErnestAssistant Professor, Human Behavior Department
Phone: 617-353-7912
geg@bu.edu

 

 

 

 

Education

BA (sociology and philosophy), Hunter College, City University of New York
MSSW (social enterprise administration), Columbia University, School of Social Work
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School of Social Work

Courses Taught

HB 720  Human Behavior in the Social Environment
HB 735  Racial Justice and Cultural Oppression

Scholarly and Practice Interests

Productive aging (employment, volunteering, caregiving, and education in later life). Modern and classical discrimination. Intergenerational relationships. Global aging: cross-national aging research.

Selected Publications

Gonzales, E. (under review). Workplace policies and practices. Opportunities and barriers to accumulate assets in mid-life and its impact on later life outcomes. In N. Morrow-Howell & M. Sherraden (Eds.), Financial Capability Across the Life-Course. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gonzales, E., Marchiondo, L., Tang, J., *Wang, Y. & *Chen, H. (under review). The Aging Semantic Differential in Mandarin Chinese: Measuring attitudes towards older adults in China.

Marchiondo, L., Gonzales, E., & Williams. L. (under review). Older age discrimination at work: Long-term relationships with occupational and mental well-being. 

Gonzales, E. (2013). An examination on un-retirement: retirees returning to work. Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1132.

Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N., Daftry, D., Stafford, R., & Echols, J. (2013). Career transitions in mid-life: Pursuing an MSW as an older student. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 00, 1-18.

McBride, A. M., Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N., & McCrary, S. (2011). Stipended volunteer civic service: Inclusion, retention, and volunteer benefits. Public Administration Review, 71(6), 850-858.

McNamara, T. K., & Gonzales, E. (2011). Volunteer transitions among older adults: The role of human, social, and cultural capital in later life. Journal of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 66(4), 490-501.

Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N., & Gilbert, P. (2010). Changing medical students’ attitudes toward older adults. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 31(3), 220-234.

Gonzales, E., Tan, J., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2010). Assessment of the Refined Aging Semantic Differential: Recommendations for enhancing validity. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(4), 304-318.

Gonzales, E., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2009). Productive engagement in aging friendly communities. Generations, 33(2), 51-58.

* denotes doctoral student

Reports

Gonzales, E. (2012). Workplace policies and practices to accumulate assets: Financial capability, health, and age discrimination. Presentation at the Center for Social Development. http://csd.wustl.edu/AboutUs/Pages/FCALC-Presentations.aspx

Gonzales, E. (2010). Written testimony to Congress on the Re-Authorization of the Older Americans Act. Submitted to a Congressional Hearing Committee, Saint Louis, MO

Gonzales, E. (2009). Testimony on the Edward M. Kennedy Service America Act to the Corporation for National and Community Service. (CSD Perspective 09-19). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. http://csd.wustl.edu/Publications/Documents/Perspective09-19.pdf

Gonzales, E., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2009). Evaluation report of Vital Visionaries: Medical student and older adult outcomes. (CSD Research Report 09-24). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. http://csd.wustl.edu/Publications/Documents/RP09-24.pdf

McBride, A. M., Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N. & McCrary, S. (2009). A case for stipends in volunteer service. (CSD Working Paper 09-12). St. Louis, MO: Washington University,
Center for Social Development. http://csd.wustl.edu/Publications/Documents/WP09-12.pdf

Morrow-Howell, N., McCrary, S., Gonzales, E., McBride, A. M., Hong, S.I., & Blinee, W. (2008). Experience Corps: Stipends. (CSD Research Brief 08-24). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. http://csd.wustl.edu/Publications/Documents/RB08-24.pdf

Morrow-Howell, N., McCrary, S., Gonzales, E., McBride, A. M., Hong, S.I., & Bline, W. (2008). Experience Corps: Benefits of Volunteering. (CSD Research Brief 08-23). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. http://csd.wustl.edu/Publications/Documents/RB08-23.pdf

Selected Presentations

Gonzales, E. (2013) Why and how do retirees return to work? Looking beyond economic factors. Results from HRS 1998-2008. Paper presented at the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.

Gonzales, E. & Marchiondo, L. (2013). Attitudes towards older workers and impacts on health, job satisfaction, and labor force participation. Results from HRS 1998-2008. Paper presented at the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.

Gonzales, E. & Mair, C. (2013). Symposium Chair. ESPO International Task Force/AGHE Symposium: Exploring the ‘how’ of international aging research: Concepts, data sources, measurements,
and methods. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

Marchiondo, L., Gonzales, E., & *Ran, S. (2013). Development and validation of a measure of older age discrimination at work. Paper presented at The Age in the Workplace Meeting, Trento, Italy.

*Wang., Y. Gonzales, E. & Morrow-Howell (2013). Examining differences in rural and urban communities in China from an Age Friendly Community Perspective. Paper presented
at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

Morrow-Howell, N. & Gonzales, E. (2013). Next move: Confronting structural lag in higher education. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

*Wang, Y. & Gonzales, E. (2013). Examining differences in rural and urban communities in China from an Age Friendly Community perspective. Paper presented at the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.

Gonzales, E., Marchiondo, L., Tan, J., *Chen, H. & *Wang, Y. (2013). Cultural perspectives of the Aging Semantic Differential: Attitudes towards older adults among college students in China. Paper presented at the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.

Gonzales, E. (2012). Pathways to work after retirement: Volunteering and Caregiving. Results from HRS 1998-2008. Presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, San Diego, CA.

Gonzales, E. (2012). Retirees returning to work. Results from HRS 1998-2008. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, San Diego, CA.

Marchiondo, L. & Gonzales, E. (2012). Ageism at work and its impact on health, job satisfaction, and labor force participation. Results from HRS 1998-2008. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, San Diego, CA.

Gonzales, E., Marchiondo, L., & Tan, J. (2012). Cultural perspectives of the Aging Semantic Differential: Attitudes towards older adults among college students in China. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, San Diego, CA.

Gonzales, E., & McNamara, T. K. (2011). Volunteer transitions among older adults: Fluctuations in human, social, and cultural capital. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, Boston, MA.

Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N., Stafford, R., Dafty, D., & Echols, J. (2011). Older students in MSW programs: Re-tooling for Work. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America
annual conference, Boston, MA.

Gonzales, E., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2011). Older students in MSW programs: Re-tooling for Encore Careers. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education annual program meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Gonzales, E., & McNamara, T. K. (2011). Volunteer transitions among older adults: Fluctuations in human, social, and cultural capital. Paper presented at American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL.

Gonzales, E., McBride, A., Morrow-Howell, N., & McCrary, S. (2010). Spillover effects of volunteering on family, friends and community. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N., Hong, S. & McCrary, S. (2010). Older adults and their families benefit from volunteering. Paper presented at the American Society on Aging, San Diego, CA.

Moore-McBride, A., Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N. & McCrary, S. (2010). Institutional facilitators: The important role of stipends to enhance diversity and effectiveness. Paper presented
at the American Society on Aging, San Diego, CA.

Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N., Hong, S. & McCrary, S. (2010). Older adults and their families benefit from volunteering. Paper presented at the American Society on Aging, San Diego, CA.

Gonzales, E. & Morrow-Howell, N. (2009). Changing medical students’ attitudes toward older adults. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

Gonzales, E., Tang, F. & Morrow-Howell, N. (2009). Assessment of the Refined Aging Semantic Differential. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

Moore-McBride, A., Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N. & McCrary, S. (2009). A case for stipends. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

Kaplan, D., Gonzales, E. & Berkman, B. (2009). Assessment of research-community partnerships in gerontological social work research. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N., Hong, S. & McCrary, S. (2008). Volunteering benefits students, older adults and family members: results from a national volunteer organization.” Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, National Harbor, MD.

Gonzales, E., Morrow-Howell, N., & Hong, S. (2008). Factors associated with volunteer satisfaction. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, National Harbor, MD.

Gonzales, E., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2008). Medicine and art. Evaluation of Vital Visionaries. Paper presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), San Antonio, TX.

Gonzales, E., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2008). Evaluation Design of Vital Visionaries. Paper presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), San Antonio, TX.

* denotes doctoral student

 Invited Presentations

National

Gonzales, E. (2010). Bolstering economic security and opportunities for meaningful activities in later life. Paper presented at Grantmakers in Aging, Chicago, IL.

Salerno, J. & Gonzales, E. (2010). Changing medical students’ attitudes toward older adults. Paper presented at The Institute of Medicine (IOM), Washington, DC.

Gonzales, E. & Morrow-Howell, N. (2009). Reducing Prejudice: Theory and evidence of Contact Hypothesis. Paper presented at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Morrow-Howell, N. & Gonzales, E. (2008). The Brown School of Social Work’s plans for encore careers, career switching, and higher education. Paper presented at Civic Venture Encore Summit, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

Regional

Gonzales, E. (2012). Financial capability, health, and age discrimination. Paper presented at Harvey A. Friedmen Center for Aging, Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Gonzales, E. (2012). Preparing for Graduate School.  Send-off lecture to Target Hope Students, Chancellor’s Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Gonzales, E. (2011). Working longer: Economic security, capital and productive activities in later life. Paper presented at the Chancellor’s Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis,
St. Louis, MO.

Morrow-Howell, N., Greenfield, J. & Gonzales, E. (2010). Productive Aging: A U.S. Perspective. Presented at Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Gonzales, E. (2008). Research Findings from the Task Force’s Outing Age. Research presented at PrimeTimers, St. Louis, MO

Selected Grant Activity

Principal Investigator and Co-PI
2010-2013    PI: Re-entering the workforce after retirement. John A. Hartford Foundation Dissertation Award and Chancellor’s Fellowship at Washington University
2007-2009   Co-PI: Vital Visionaries: Measuring and dismantling ageism through an intergenerational art program. National Institute on Aging Other Grant Roles
2010-present    Research Associate. Assets and social protection: Economic security and social development in later life. Center for Social Development,
Washington University
2012-2013    Research Associate. Cross-national aging initiative. Harvey A. Friedman Center on Aging, Institute of Public Health, Washington University
2010-2013    Research Associate. Life-course study on career switching, caregiving, volunteering, and higher education. Washington University, Brown School of Social Work
2007-2013    Research Associate. Health and social outcomes of older volunteers in an intergenerational tutor program, Experience Corps. Center for Social Development, Washington University
2006-2007    Evaluator. John A. Hartford Faculty Scholars Fellowship. Columbia University
2006-2007    Research Associate. A global environmental scan on elder abuse and neglect. United Nations and Columbia University
2006-2007    Research Associate. Outing Age. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Consulting and Professional Activities

Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer, Sociological Forum.
Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer, The Gerontologist.
Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer, Research on Aging.
Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer, Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer, Indian Journal of Gerontology.
Abstract Reviewer, Gerontological Society of America.
Member, Gerontological Society of America.
Executive Committee Member, Social Research, Program and Policies (SRPP) Gerontological Society of America.
International Task Force, Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) to Gerontological Society of America.
Member, International Association Gerontology & Geriatrics.
Member, Society for Social Work and Research.

Awards and Honors

2013              Teaching Excellent Award for Doctoral Teaching Fellows, Washington University, Brown School of Social Work
2007-2013   Chancellor’s Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis
2012-2013    Brown School of Social Work, Dissertation Award
2011               Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Washington University, Brown School of Social Work
2010-2012    John A. Hartford Dissertation Fellowship
2010               Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) Fellowship
2008-2010    John A. Hartford Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
2006-2007    Vaid Fellow, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, New York, NY
2006               MSW Student of the Year Award, NASW, New York State Social Work Education Association
2005               Rosalyn Tough Award in Sociology, Hunter College