Guillermo Ernest Gonzales
Peter Paul Professor
Assistant Professor, Human Behavior in the Social Environment
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
HB 720 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
HB 735 Racial Justice and Cultural Oppression
Theories and Issues in Aging
Social Justice and Human Diversity
Evaluation of Programs and Services
Multivariate Statistics (PhD Level)
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.
†Practitioner, ** Doctoral student involvement, *Master student involvement
Morrow-Howell, N., Gonzales, E., †Harootyan, B., & **Lee, Y. (accepted). Approaches, Policies, and Practices to Support the Productive Engagement of Older Adults. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.
Arokiasamy, P., Uttamacharya, Kowal, P., Gildner, TE…Gonzales, E. (accepted). Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases in Six Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An Investigation of the Study on Global Aging and Adult Health. American Journal of Epidemiology.
Gonzales, E. (2016). Working Longer: A Comparative Perspective. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnw072
Gonzales, E., Shen, H.W., **Wang, Y. Sprague Martinez, L.S., & Norstrand, J. (2016). Race and place: Exploring the intersection of inequity and volunteerism among older black and white adults. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, doi: 10.1080/01634372.2016.1224787
Gonzales, E., & †Nowell, N. (2016). Social Capital and Unretirement: Exploring the Bonding, Bridging, and Linking Aspects of Social Relationships. Research on Aging. 1-18, doi: 10.1177/0164027516664569
Gonzales, E. (2015). 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., Lee, Y. & *Brown, C. (2015). Back to Work? Not Everyone. Examining the Longitudinal Relationships Between Informal Caregiving and Paid-Work After Formal Retirement. The Journals of Gerontology, Seies B: Social Sciences. doi 10.1093/geronb/gbv095.
Gonzales, E., Matz-Costa, C. & Morrow-Howell, N. (2015). White House Conference on Aging 2015. Increasing Opportunities for the Productive Engagement of Older Adults: A Response to Population Aging. The Gerontologist, doi:10.1093/geront/gnu176
Marchiondo, L., Gonzales, E., & **Ran, S. (2015). Development and Validation of the Workplace Age Discrimination Scale (WADS). Journal of Business and Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s10869-015-9425-6.
Rubin, S.E., Gendron, T.L., Wren, C. A., Ogbonna, K. C., Gonzales, E., & Peron, E. P. (2015). Challenging Gerontophobia and Ageism through a Collaborative Intergenerational Art Program. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships.
†Practitioner, **Doctoral student involvement, *Master level student involvement
Gonzales, E., †Harootyan, R., & **Lee, K. (November, 2016). Examining the Heterogeneity of Health, Social, and Economic Circumstances among SCSEP Participants. Gerontological Society of America, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Gonzales, E., **Liu, Y., Roberto, K., & Kowal, P. R. (November, 2016). Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities, and Productive Aging: Findings from China. Gerontological Society of America, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
**Lee, K. W., Dabelko-Schoeny, H., & Gonzales, E. (November, 2016). Mediating Effects of Female Caregivers’ Financial Hardship on Race and Perceived Health. Gerontological Society of America, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
**Wang, Y. & Gonzales, E. (November, 2016). Intergenerational Caregiving and Caregivers’ Mental Health in China. Gerontological Society of America, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Invited Presentations: International, National and Regional
Gonzales, E. (November, 2016). Discussant. Active Aging in Employment and Social Participation Among Chinese Older Adults. Gerontological Society of America, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Gonzales, E. (November, 2016). Maximizing Opportunities for a Gratifying Graduate School Experience. ESPO Presidential Symposium. The Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Kowal, P. & Gonzales, E. (November, 2016). WHO’s Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE). Gerontological Society of America, Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Gonzales, E. (October, 2016). Navigating the Job Market. Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship, 25th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reunion. Washington University in St. Louis.
Carr, D., Matz-Costa, C., & Gonzales, E. (October, 2016). Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Part-time Work as an Employer Response to the Aging of the Workforce. 2016 Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work Fall Institute. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA.
Gonzales, E. (July, 2016). Health Security. AARP, Washington, DC.
Selected Grant Activity
Principal Investigator (2016-2017). Advancing an Evidence-Based Agenda on Intergenerational Programs: Measuring the Impact on Ageism and Health among Children and Older Adults. Bridges Together, Funded by Tufts Health Plan Foundation
Principal Investigator (2014-2017). Examining Productive Aging in the Context of Health and Economic Inequality and Resiliency: A Life-Course Approach. Peter Paul Professor Career Development Award, Boston University
Principal Investigator (2010-2013). Re-Entering the Workforce After Retirement. Funded by John A. Hartford Foundation and Chancellor’s Fellowship at Washington University
Co- Principal Investigator (2007-2009). Evaluation of a National Demonstration Project: Vital Visionaries. Sponsored by OASIS and Funded by National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Research Associate (2012-2013). Cross-National Aging Initiative. Friedman Center on Aging, Institute of Public Health, Washington University
Research Associate (2010-2013). Assets and Social Protection: Economic Security and Social Development in Later Life. Center for Social Development, Washington University (PIs: Nancy Morrow-Howell & Margaret Sherraden, Atlantic Philanthropies)
Research Associate (2007-2013). Experience Corps. Health and Social Outcomes of Older Volunteers in an Intergenerational Tutor Program. Center for Social Development, Washington University (PI: Nancy Morrow-Howell, Atlantic Philanthropies)
Evaluator (2006-2007). John A. Hartford Faculty Scholars Fellowship. Columbia University (PI: Barbara Berkman, John A. Hartford Foundation)
Research Associate (2006-2007). A Global Environmental Scan on Elder Abuse and Neglect. United Nations and Columbia University
Research Associate (2006-2007). Economic, Social, and Health Issues Affecting Sexual Minority Older Adults. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Consulting and Professional Activities
1/2017 -12/2018: The Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences
2009 – present: The Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences
2008 – present: The Gerontologist
2016 – present: Aging & Society
2012 – present: Sociological Forum
2010 – present: Research on Aging
2008 – present: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
2010 – 2015: Gerontology & Geriatrics Education
2011 – 2015: Journal of Community Practice
2009 – 2015: Nonprofit Management and Leadership
2008 – 2013: Indian Journal of Gerontology
Ad Hoc Book Reviewer: The Gerontologist
Abstract Reviewer: Gerontological Society of America,
International Association for Gerontology & Geriatrics
2015-present: Boston University, Center for Social Work Innovation and Health, Health Equity and Productive Engagement Group, Faculty Director
2016 (Fall): Boston University, School of Social Work, Status Review Committee
2016 (Fall): Boston University, School of Social Work, Faculty Meeting, Co-Facilitator
2015-2016: Boston University, School of Social Work, Faculty Search Committee
2015-2016: Boston University, School of Social Work, Faculty Search Committee (“Diversity Minder”); reviewed 100+ applications
2015-2016: Boston University’s Working Group on the White House Conference on Aging, Chair
2015 (Spring): BU-SSW Faculty Search for statistician
2014-2015: Boston University, School of Social Work, Curriculum and Program Assessment Committees
2013-2014: Boston University, School of Social Work, Curriculum Committee
2016-present Bridges Together in Sudbury, MA, Advisory Council Member
2016-present: DOROT in New York, NY, Research Council Member
2015-present: Third Age Consulting International, China, TACI, Board of Advisors
2014-present: Massachusetts Gerontology Association, Board Member
2013-2015: Promoting Art for Life Enrichment through Trans-generational Engagement (PALETTE), Richmond, Virginia, Consultant
2009-2013: OASIS National, St. Louis, Missouri, Consultant
2011-2012: SAGE Metro St. Louis, Community Engagement Committee
2008-2009: SAGE Metro St. Louis, Founding Member
Awards and Honors
Awards and Honors
2014-2017: Peter Paul Professorship, Career Development Award, Boston University
2017: Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research, Generations United
2016: Recognition for Supervisor of the Year Award, Boston University
2013: Teaching Excellence Award for Doctoral Teaching Fellows,
Washington University, Brown School of Social Work
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
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