Charles D. Stelle


Position: Associate Professor, Gerontology Program
Phone: 419-372-8304

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2000

Dr. Stelle’s current research interests include issues of older men and masculinity, social roles and transitions in later-life individuals and families, social support networks of midlife and aging adults, and patterns of grief and adaptations to bereavement.

Recent Publications:

Watson, W. K., & Stelle, C. (2011). Dating for older women: Experiences and meanings of dating in later life. Journal of Women & Aging, 23, 1-13.

Stelle, C. D. & Sheehan, N. (2011). Exploring paternal maturity in the experience of older men as fathers of adult children. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 72, 45-65.

Stelle, C., Fruhauf, C., Orel, N., & Landry-Meyer, L. (2010). Grandparenting in the 21st century: Issues of diversity in grandparent – grandchild relationships. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53, 682-701.

Liederbach, J., & Stelle, C. (2010). Policing a graying population: A study of police contacts with older adults. The Journal of Crime and Justice, 33, 37-70.

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.

Stelle, C. (2009). Adult Protective Services. In B. Fisher and S. Lab (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Victimology and Crime Prevention. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.