WFU gerontologist Charles Longino elected president of national association

Charles F. Longino Jr., Wake Forest Professor of Sociology, was recently elected president of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). Longino is the leading national authority on retirement migration in the United States and the director of the Reynolda Gerontology Program at Wake Forest University.

Established in 1974, AGHE is the only national membership organization devoted primarily to gerontological and geriatrics education. Its membership consists of more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States.

Longino is also a professor of public health sciences and one of the associate directors of the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is a fellow and former officer of the Gerontological Society of America and was North American chair of the International Association of Gerontology from 1989 to 1993. In 1999, Longino was president of the Southern Gerontological Society.

Longino currently serves on the editorial boards of six journals. He has written 79 journal articles, 56 chapters or encyclopedia entries and 15 books.

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