Wendy K. Watson


  • Position: Associate Professor, Gerontology Program
  • Phone: 419-372-1054
  • Email: wwatson@bgsu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2006

Research Interests:

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

Recent Publications:

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.

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