Nancy Hooyman, PhD

University of Washington

Dr. Nancy R. Hooyman, Hooyman Professor in Gerontology and Dean Emeritus at the University of Washington School of Social Work, received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is recipient of the School’s first endowed professorship in gerontology, the Nancy R. Hooyman Professorship. She served as Principal Investigator of the Hartford Geriatric Enrichment in Social Work Education Project (GeroRich), a national curriculum change initiative (2001-04); co-PI of the Hartford-funded Planning Grant National Center for Family Care Initiatives (2007-09); and PI of the Hartford Practicum Partnership Project at the School of Social Work (2006-09). She is co-Principal Investigator of the CSWE National Center on Gerontological Social Work Education (2004-12); and a Co-Investigator on Caregiving with Pride, funded by NIA (Dr. Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, PI).  She is author of 11books and over 130 peer review articles and book chapters related to gerontology and women’s issues, and is a frequent presenter on multigenerational policy and practice, gender inequities in family caregiving, feminist gerontology, end-of-life care, and gerontological curricular change. Her co-authored books include a widely used text, Social Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (9th edition); Transforming Social Work Education: The First Decade of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Initiative; Living through Loss: Interventions across the Lifespan; Achieving Curricular and Organizational Change; Feminist Perspectives on Family Care: Policies toward Gender Justice; and Taking Care of Older Relatives, one of the first widely used books on family caregiving.

She is the recipient of the 2009 CSWE Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Work Education and the 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work Education, and was inducted into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare in 2011. She is a Fellow and past-chair of the Social Research Policy and Practice (SRPP) Section of GSA; Past-President of SSWR; Past-President of the National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work; past-Board member of the National Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research; and Past Chairperson of the Action Network for Social Work Education and Research. She has served on the Advisory Boards for all the Hartford Foundation Geriatric Initiatives, has been a National Mentor five times, and is a member of the Hartford Scholars selection committee. She chairs the interdisciplinary Elder Friendly Future Partnership at UW. In Seattle, she is immediate past-President of the Board of Senior Services and chaired the United Way Impact Council on Older Adults.