Nancy Sheehan

Emeritus Professor


CURRICULUM VITAE

Educational Background:

Ph.D., Human Development University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 1976
M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 1974
B.S., Child Development, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 1969

 

Professional Interests:

  • Residential Environments for Older Adults
  • Senior Housing Management and Strategies for Creating Supportive Environments
  • Affordable Assisted Living
  • Social Interaction and Social Support
  • Family Caregiving

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Fellow, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
  • Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
  • Appointed, Public Policy Governance Committee, Gerontological Society of America
  • Consultant, State of Connecticut, Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee
  • Consultant, The Sotel Corporation, Netherlands.

Selected Publications:

  • Oakes, C. & Sheehan, N. W. (in press). Autonomy in assisted living: Employees’ perspective. Journal of Housing for the Elderly.
  • Stelle, C. & Sheehan, N.W. (2011). Exploring paternal maturity in the relationships between older fathers and adult children. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 72 (1), 45-655.
  • Sheehan, N. W. & Guzzardo, M. T. (2008). Personalization of helping relationships: RSCs’ work with elderly residents. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 27, 259- 27.
  • Sheehan, N. W. & Guzzardo, M. T. (2008). Resident Services Coordinators: Roles and challenges in senior housing. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 22, 240-262.
  • Sheehan, N. W. & Petrovic, K. (2008). Grandparents and their grandchildren: Recurring themes from the literature. Marriage and Family Review, 44, 99 – 124.
  • Sheehan, N. W. & Klein, W. (2006). Social work practice in congregate housing for older adults. (693 – 703). In B. Berkman & S. D’Ambruoso (eds.), The Oxford handbook of social work in aging . Oxford University Press, Inc., 693- 703.
  • Sheehan, N.W. & Oakes, C. E. (2006). Bringing assisted living into congregate housing: Housing directors’ perspectives. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 18, 65 – 86.
  • Sheehan, N.W. & Oakes, C.E. (2004). Public policy initiatives addressing supportive housing: The experience of Connecticut (81-113). In J. Pynoos, P. Feldman & J. Ahrens (eds.), Linking housing and services for older adults: Obstacles, options, and opportunities. New York: Haworth Press.
  • Sheehan, N. W. (2004). Housing barriers and opportunities for persons with disabilities. Connecticut Medicine: The Journal of the Connecticut State Medical Society (Special Issue), 68 , 519-523.
  • Sheehan, N. W. (2003). Housing, Older Adulthood. In Encyclopedia of primary prevention and heath promotion (pp. 593-599) . New York: Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers.

Selected Presentations:

  • Sheehan, N. W. & Garcia, E. (November 2011). Social involvement and social activity in affordable assisted living. Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.
  • Sheehan, N.W. & Guzzardo, M. (November 2010). Puerto Rican elders’ use of community-based long-term care services: Comparison of survey and focus group data. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
  • Sheehan, N.W. & Guzzardo, M. (November 2009). Community-based long-term care: How residential setting and living arrangement influence elderly Puerto Ricans’ knowledge and use of services. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.
  • Sheehan, N. W. & Golant, S. (November 2008). Co-Organizers symposium sponsored by the Assisted Living Formal Interest Group, Assisted living in the context of alternate housing options. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, National Harbor, MD.
  • Donorfio, L.K.M, Sheehan, N., & Kellett, K. (2008, November). Diversity among family caregivers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, National Harbor, MD.
  • Sheehan, N. W. & Guzzardo, M. T. (November 2005). Service Coordinators (SCs): Roles and challenges in supportive housing. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.
  • Oakes, C. E. & Sheehan, N. W. (May 2004). Assisted living residents’ perceptions of autonomy: Internal and external influences. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Sheehan, N. W. (February 2004). Public policy initiatives addressing supportive housing: The experience of Connecticut. Presentation at Linking Housing and Long-Term Care Services Meeting sponsored by the Information Brokering for Long-Term Care Project. New York.
  • Sheehan, N.W. & Oakes, C. E. (November 2003). Combining housing and services: Bringing assisted living services into state-funded congregate housing. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.
  • Oakes, C. & Sheehan, N. W., (November 2002). Assisted living residents’ perceptions of autonomy. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.
Nancy Sheehan
Contact Information
Emailnancy.w.sheehan@uconn.edu
Phone860 486 4043
Mailing Address348 Mansfield Road, U-1058 Storrs, CT 06269-1058 USA