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, and caregiving in later life. Health and Economic Disparities. Discrimination and prejudice. Intergenerational relationships. Cross-national aging research.

Selected Publications

Gonzales, E., Matz-Costa, C. & Morrow-Howell, N. (under review). White House Conference on Aging 2015. Increasing opportunities for the productive engagement of older adults: A response to population aging.

Gonzales, E. (under review). Formal volunteering and its impact on unretirement.

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.

*Wang, Y., Gonzales, E., & Morrow-Howell, N. (under review). Examining the Aging Friendly Community Domains in a National China Survey: Rural and Urban Differences. 

Gonzales, E. (in press). Workplace Policies and Practices: Opportunities for and Barriers to Accumulating Assets in Midlife and Later. In N. Morrow-Howell & M. Sherraden (Eds.), Financial Capability Across the Life-Course. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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 and Concept Papers

Morrow-Howell, N., Gonzales, E., Matz-Costa, C., & Greenfield, E. (accepted). Grand Challenge: Increasing the productive engagement of older adults for the good of society and older adults themselves. American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare

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

National and International

*Doctoral student involvement

Gonzales, E. (accepted). Civic engagement in later life and its impact on un-retirement. Abstract accepted to the Society for Social Work Research (SSWR), New Orleans, LA

Gonzales, E., Shen, H.W., *Wang, Y. & Norstrand, J. (accepted). Neighborhoods. Does place matter for volunteering in later life? Abstract submitted to the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, Washington, D.C.

Rubin S., Gendron T., Wren C., Ogbonna K., Peron E., Gonzales, E. (under review). Changing students’ knowledge and attitudes towards older adults through an intergenerational art program. Abstract submitted to the Gerontological Society of America annual conference, Washington, D.C.

Gonzales, E., Marchiondo, L., & *Ran, S. (accepted). Age discrimination at work: A measure that captures interpersonal mistreatment. The Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

*Sauer, P., Gonzales, E., & Kunkel, S. R. (accepted). Different approaches to cross-national and international research on aging. The Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Marchiondo, L. Gonzales, E. & Williams, L. (2014). Ageism at work and its impact on health. Paper presented at the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP),
O’ahu, HI.

Rubin S., Gendron T., Wren C., Ogbonna K., Peron E., Gonzales, E. (2014). Changing students’ knowledge and attitudes towards older adults through an intergenerational art program. Poster session presented at The Creative Age: National Leadership Exchange and Conference, Washington, DC.

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.

National Presentations (invited)

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 Presentations (Invited)

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.

Gonzales, E. (1994). Examining race, gender and ethnicity in the choreography and workplace of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Paper presented at the National Collegiate Honors Semester in New Rochelle, NY.

National Workshops (Invited)
2014, June University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 
Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research
. Sponsored by Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research. 
Funded by National Institute on Aging
2014, June New Connections: Eighth Annual Summer Symposium
. Princeton, New Jersey. 
Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2014, June Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.
 Funded by John A. Hartford Foundation

Selected Grant Activity

2014-2017: PI. Examining work trajectories in the context of cumulative inequality and resilience. Peter Paul Professor Career Development Award, Boston University

2010-2013: PI. Re-entering the workforce after retirement. Funded by  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. Sponsored by OASIS Funded by National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Other Grant Roles

2012-2013: Research Associate. Cross-national aging initiative. Friedman Center on Aging, Institute of Public Health, Washington University

2010-2013: Research Associate. Assets and social protection: Economic security and social development in later life. Center for Social Development, Washington University

2010-2013: Research Associate. Experience Corps. Health and social outcomes of older volunteers in an intergenerational tutor program. 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. Economic, social, and health issues affecting sexual minority older adults. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Consulting and Professional Activities

2014-present: Massachusetts Gerontology Association, Board Member

2014 (April): Latent Class Analysis with Dr. Stephanie Lanza, Statistical Horizons, Philadelphia, PA

2013-present: John A. Hartford Alumni Networking Group: Productive Aging Group, Co-Chair

2013-present: Member, Social Research, Program and Policies,
Arts & Humanities Executive Committee, Gerontological Society of America

2013-present: Research Consultant, Promoting Art for Life Enrichment through Trans-generational Engagement (PALETTE), Richmond, Virginia

2011-present: Member, International Task Force, Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization to Gerontological Society of America

2013, November: Survival Analysis Workshop with Dr. Paul Allison, Statistical Horizons, Washington, DC

2011-2013: Member, Information Technology Committee, Gerontological Society of America

2011-2013: Communications Chair, Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization
to Gerontological Society of America

2011-2012: Community Engagement Committee, SAGE Metro St. Louis

2011, June: Summer Scholar, University of Michigan, Summer Training Institute in Survey Techniques: Modeling Longitudinal Data Health and Retirement Study Workshop

2009-2013: Research Consultant, OASIS National, St. Louis, Missouri

2008-2009: Founding Member, SAGE Metro St. Louis

2006-2007: MSW Intern, Columbia University, New York City Department for the Aging

2005-2006:MSW Intern, Columbia University, Center for Urban Community Services

2004-2005: BA Intern, Hunter College, Village Nursing Home

1993: Student representative for the States of Texas and New Mexico at a summer cultural enrichment program in Mexico City sponsored by President Carlos Salinas de Gortari

Professional Affiliations
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Leadership and New Connections Network
John A. Hartford Foundation Program
Gerontological Society of America
Society for Social Work Research (SSWR)
American Society on Aging
Harvey A Friedman Center on Aging, Institute of Public Health, Washington University, International Productive Aging Group

Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer:
The Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences
The Gerontologist
Sociological Forum
Research on Aging
Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Indian Journal of Gerontology

Abstract Reviewer: Gerontological Society of America

Awards and Honors

2014-2017: Peter Paul Professorship, Career Development Award, Boston University

2011: Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Washington University, Brown School of Social Work

2006: MSW Student of the Year Award, NASW, New York State Social Work Education Association

2005: Rosalyn Tough Award in Sociology, Hunter College

2004: Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges

2004: Golden Key International Honor Society

Scholarships

2007-2013: Chancellor’s Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis

2012-2013: Brown School of Social Work, Dissertation Award

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