Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
The underlying focus of my research is aging and intergenerational family relationships. I am interested in how adults of all ages develop and tell their personal stories, and what contributes to successful aging. This includes the kinds of family and recreational activities in which they engage, including recreational gambling.
Awards and Achievements
Fellow, Gerontological Society of America.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I supervise students at the master’s and doctoral levels who have an interest in family relationships.
Norris, Joan, Flysak, Keith & Bittle, Michael. “Use of the Canadian Graduate & Professional Student Satisfaction Survey: A local approach.” Canadian Association on Graduate Studies (2013).
Pratt, Michael, Norris, Joan, Alisat, Susan, & Bisson, Elizabeth. "Earth mothers (and fathers): Examining generativity and environmental concerns in adolescents and their parents." Journal of Moral Education. (2013).