PhD, University of Connecticut (Human Development and Family Studies--Gerontology Concentration)
MS, University of Connecticut (Allied Health Education)
BS, Western Michigan University (Occupational Therapy)
Teaching Focus: Associate Professor Claudia Oakes teaches a wide range of health science courses, including Introduction to Gerontology and Dementia and Aging. She focuses on dispelling myths and stereotypes associated with aging and embracing the opportunities that are available to students due to the world's aging population.
Interest Areas: As the University Director of the Honors Program, Professor Oakes is working to create a community where students are challenged to get the most out of their academic experiences while building lasting relationships with other students and faculty.