Center for Family and Demographic Research
Assistant Professor, Gerontology Program
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2006
Intimate Relationships in Later Life
Dating, Remarriage, and Sexuality in Later Life
Sexual Health and Behaviors
HIV Prevention and Education
Women’s Identity Development across the Lifespan
Orel, N. A., & Watson, W. K. (2012). Addressing diversity in sexuality and aging: Key considerations for healthcare providers. Journal of Geriatric Care Management, 22, 13-19.
Watson, W. K., & Stelle, C. (2011). Dating for older women: Experiences and meanings of dating in later life. Journal of Women & Aging, 23, 263-275.
Watson, W. K., Bell, N. J., & Stelle, C. (2010). Women narrate later-life remarriage: Negotiating the cultural to create the personal. Journal of Aging Studies, 24, 302-312.
Orel, N. A., Stelle, C., Watson, W. K., & Bunner, B. (2009). No one is immune: A community education partnership addressing HIV/AIDS and older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29: 352.
Bell, N. J., Kanitkar, K., Kerksiek, K. A., Watson, W., Das, A., Kostina-Ritchey, E., Russell, M. H., & Harris, K. (2009). “It has made college possible for me.” Feedback on the impact of a university-based center for students in recovery. Journal of American College Health, 57, 650-657.
Bell, N.J., Kerksiek, K.A., Kanitkar, K., Watson, W., Das, A., Kostina-Ritchey, E., Russell, M.H., & Harris, K. (2009). University students in recovery: Implications of different types of recovery identities, and common challenges. Alcohol Treatment Quarterly, 27 (4), 426-441.
Radina, E., Watson, W., & Faubert, K. (2008). Lymphoedema and sexual relationships in mid/later life. Journal of Lymphoedema, 3, 21-30.