Curriculum Vitae

JAMILA BOOKWALA, Ph.D.

Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Psychology
Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Editor, The  Gerontologist
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
Office of the Provost
219 Markle Hall
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042
Phone: (610) 330-5070
Fax:     (610) 330-5068
Email:  bookwalj@lafayette.edu


EDUCATION

University of Pittsburgh
Doctor of Philosophy, Social Psychology, 1995.

University of Pittsburgh
Master of Science, Social Psychology, 1993.

City University of New York
Master of Arts, Psychology, 1989.

University of Bombay
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1985.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lafayette College
Dean of the Faculty, 2019-
Dean of Academic Initiatives, 2018-2019
Dean of Curriculum and Research, 2016-2018
Head, Department of Psychology, 2014-2015 (3-year term; sabbatical leave, 2015-16)
Chair, Aging Studies Program, 2014-2016
Professor, Department of Psychology, 2012-
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, 2006-2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, 2001-2006

Pennsylvania State University, Abington College
Assistant Professor, Division of Social Sciences, 1998-2001

Drexel University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Sociology, & Anthropology, 1997-1998

University of Pittsburgh
Teaching Fellow, Department of Psychology, 1991-1995

Polisher Research Institute (formerly Philadelphia Geriatric Center)
Visiting Scholar (01/2004-06/2004)

University of Pennsylvania
National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow, Quality of Life Laboratory – Clinical Research Center, Geriatric Psychiatry Division, 1997-1998.

Kent State University
Project Director, Advance Directives & End-of-Life Decision-Making in Older Adults, Department of Psychology, 1995-1996.

University of Pittsburgh
Research Assistant, Center for Social and Urban Research, 1993-1995.


RESEARCH GRANTS

York County Community Foundation, York, PA, Fall Semester, 2014
(Principal Investigator)
“Embracing Aging: Community Culture Change Assessment Project”

Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Longitudinal Study Pilot Grant Program, 2008-2009
(Principal Investigator)
“Impact of Midlife or Later Marital Dissolution”

National Institute on Aging
Sociobehavioral Data Analysis and Archiving in Aging Program, 2007-2009
(Principal Investigator)
“Parent Care Transitions, Marital Relationships, and Health Outcomes”

Anthony Marchionne Foundation
Marchionne Small Grants Program, 2005 (Principal Investigator)
“Personal Resources and Health in Long-Term Singles vs. Married Adults”

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, & Aging Research, Rutgers University/National Institute on Aging
MIDUS Pilot Project Grant, 2003-04 (Principal Investigator)
“Marital Quality, Physical Disability, and Psychological Well-being in Mature Adults”

Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation
Early Career Development Award for Minority Junior Faculty, 2003 (Principal Investigator)
“Ethnicity, Marital Quality, and Depression in Late Adulthood”

Lafayette College
Advanced Research Grant, 2002-2003 (Principal Investigator)
“Marriage and Health in Late Life”
Advanced Research Grant, 2006-2007 (Principal Investigator)
Women and Health Study

Pennsylvania State University, Abington College
Faculty Development Grant, 1999-2000 (Principal Investigator)
“Adult Attachment Patterns and Psychological Well-Being in Romantic Relationships”
Faculty Development Grant, 1998-1999 (Principal Investigator)
“Adult Attachment Patterns and Relationship Satisfaction”

Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Minority Faculty Development Grant, 1998-99 (Principal Investigator)

American Psychological Association, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (Div 9)
Grants-in-Aid Program, 1997 (Principal Investigator)
“Medication Compliance in HIV+ Gay Men: Role of the Partner”

American Psychological Association, Adult Development & Aging (Div 20)
Research Proposal (Doctoral) Award, 1995
“Spousal Similarity in Well-being”


AWARDS AND HONORS

The Daniel H. Weiss Award for Leadership and Vision
Lafayette College, 2019

The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contributions to Campus Life
Lafayette College, 2015

Advanced Research Grant (Women, Work, and Well-Being in India)
Lafayette College, 2015

The Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Award for Superior Teaching and Scholarly Contribution
Lafayette College, 2012

Mellon Grant for Course Development
Lafayette College, 2011-2012

Student Government Board’s Hoff Award for Superior Teaching
Lafayette College, 2011

Advanced Study Grant
Lafayette College, 2010-2011

The Thomas Roy & Lura Forrest Jones Lecture Award
Lafayette College, 2009

Advanced Study Grant
Lafayette College, 2008-2009

Early Results Workshop on the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project, (competitive workshop, funded by the National Opinion Research Center/University of Chicago)
Selected participant, 2008-2009

Advanced Study Grant
Lafayette College, 2007-2008

Psychology of Aging Training Institute, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN (competitive training institute, funded by the National Institute on Aging)
Selected participant, 2003-2004

American Psychological Association, Adult Development & Aging (Division 20)
Doctoral Research Award, 1996

National Institute on Aging Summer Institute on Aging Research
Invited participant, 1996.

University of Pittsburgh
Moskowitz Teaching Fellow Award, Dept of Psychology, 1994.
Honorary Membership (teaching excellence), Phi Eta Sigma, 1993

University of Bombay
The Sir Frank Souter Scholarship, 1983
National Merit Scholarship, 1982-1984


JOURNAL ARTICLES
(*Lafayette College Student)

Alexander, R., Aragon, O., Bookwala, J., Cherbuin, N., Gatt, J.M., Kahrilas, I.J., Kastener, N., Lawrence, A., Lowe, L., Morrison, R.G., Mueller, S.C., Papadelis, C., Polnaszek, K.L., Richter, S.H., Silton, R.L., & Styliadis, C. (under review). Happiness and wellbeing: A review of human and animal research.  Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.  [*Note: authorship is alphabetical]

Bookwala, J., & Gaugler, T. (2020).  Negative relationship quality predicts mortality after a 5-year period.  Health Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000883

Bookwala, J. (2017).  Confidant availability (in)stability and emotional well-being in older men and women.  The Gerontologist, 57, 1041-1050.

Bookwala, J., & Gaugler, T. (2016).  Prevalence of health confidants among older adults.  International Journal of Aging and Society, 7, 47-60.

Bookwala, J., Marshall, K. I.,*, & Manning, S. W.* (2014).  Who needs a friend?  Marital status transitions and physical health outcomes in later life.  Health Psychology, 33, 505-515.

Bookwala, J. (2014).  Spouse health status, depressed affect, and resilience in mid and late life: A longitudinal study.  Developmental Psychology, 50, 1241-1249.

Adamczyk, K., & Bookwala, J. (2013).  Adult attachment and relationship status (single vs.  partnered) in Polish young adults.  Psychological Topics, 22, 481-500.

Bookwala, J. (2011).  Marital quality as a moderator of the effects of poor vision.  Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 66, 605-616.

Bookwala, J., & Lawson, B.* (2011).  The effects of poor vision on depressive symptoms: A test of the activity restriction model.  The Gerontologist, 51, 798-808.

Bookwala, J., & Fekete, E. (2009).  Psychological resources and affective well-being in never-married adults.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 26, 411-428.

Bookwala, J. (2009).  The impact of parent-care on marital quality and well-being in adult daughters and sons.  Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 64B, P339-P347.

Basow, S., Lilley, L.,* Bookwala, J., & McGillicuddy-DeLisi, A. (2008). Identity development and psychological well-being in Korean-born adoptees in the US. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78, 473-480.

Bookwala, J., & Boyar, J.* (2008).  Gender, body weight, and psychological well being.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 188-195.

Basow, S., Foran, K.,* & Bookwala, J. (2007).  Social contagion of eating disordered behavior in college women: The role of sorority living.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31, 394-400.

Bookwala, J., & Franks, M. M. (2005).  The moderating role of marital quality in older adults’ depressed affect: Beyond the ‘main effects’ model. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 60, P338-P441.

Bookwala, J., Sobin, J.,* & Zdaniuk, B. (2005).  Gender and aggression in marital relationships: A life span perspective.  Sex Roles, 52, 797-806.

Bookwala, J. (2005). The role of marital quality in physical health during the mature years.  Journal of Aging and Health, 17, 85-104.

Bookwala, J., Zdaniuk, B., Burton, L., Lind, B., Jackson, S., & Schulz, R. (2004).  Concurrent and long-term predictors of older adults’ utilization of community-based long-term care services.  Journal of Aging and Health, 16, 88-115.

Bookwala, J., & Jacobs, J.* (2004). Age, marital processes, and depressed affect.  The Gerontologist, 44, 328-338.

Bookwala, J. (2003).  Being “single and unattached”: The role of adult attachment styles.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33, 1564-1570.

Bookwala, J., Harralson, T. L., & Parmelee, P. A. (2003).  Effects of pain on functioning and well-being in older adults with osteoarthritis of the knee.  Psychology and Aging, 18, 844-850.

Bookwala, J. (2002).  The role of own and perceived partner attachment in relationship aggression.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17, 84-100.

Cyranowski, J. M., Bookwala, J., Feske, U., Pilkonis, P., Kostelnik, B., & Frank, E.  (2002). Adult attachment profiles, interpersonal difficulties, and response to interpersonal psychotherapy in women with recurrent unipolar depression.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 21, 191-217.

Lockhart, L. K., Bookwala, J., Fagerlin, A., Coppola, K. M., Ditto, P. H., Danks, J. H., & Smucker, W. D. (2001).  Older adults’ attitudes toward death: Links to perceptions of health and concerns about end-of-life issues.  Omega, 43, 331-347.

Bookwala, J., Coppola, K., Fagerlin, A., Ditto, P. H., Danks, J. H., & Smucker, W.  (2001). Gender differences in preferences for life-sustaining treatments and end-of-life values.  Death Studies, 25, 127-149.

Ditto, P. H., Danks, J. H., Smucker, W. D., Bookwala, J., Coppola, K. M., Dresser, R, Fagerlin, A., Gready, R. M., Houts, R, Lockhart, L. K., Zyzanski, S. (2001).  Advance directives as acts of communication.  A randomized, controlled trial.  Archives of Internal Medicine, 161, 421-430.

Bookwala, J., & Schulz, R. (2000). A comparison of primary stressors, secondary stressors, and depressive symptoms between elderly caregiving husbands and wives: The Caregiver Health Effects Study.  Psychology and Aging, 15, 607-616.

Coppola, K. M., Bookwala, J., Klepac, L.M., Ditto, P.H., Danks, J.H., Smucker, W.D. (1999).  Elderly adults’ preferences for life-sustaining treatments: The role of impairment, prognosis, and pain.  Death Studies, 23, 617-634.

Bookwala, J., & Schulz, R. (1998). The role of neuroticism and mastery in spouse caregivers’ perception of and response to a contextual stressor.  Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 53, P155-P164.

Bookwala, J., and Zdaniuk, B. (1998).  Adult attachment styles and aggressive behavior within dating relationships.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 15, 175-190.

Bookwala, J., & Schulz, R. (1996). Spousal similarity in well-being: The Cardiovascular Health Study.  Psychology & Aging, 11, 582-590.

Schulz, R., Bookwala, J., Knapp, J. E., Scheier, M., & Williamson, G. M. (1996).  Pessimism, age, and cancer mortality.  Psychology & Aging, 11, 304-309.

Schulz, R., O’Brien, A. T., Bookwala, J., & Fleissner, K. (1995).  Psychiatric and physical morbidity effects of Alzheimer’s Disease caregiving: Prevalence, correlates, and causes.  The Gerontologist, 35, 771-791.

Schulz, R., Williamson, G. M., Knapp, J. E., Bookwala, J., Lave, J., & Fello, M. (1995).  The social, psychological, and economic effects of illness among cancer patients receiving palliative radiation therapy.  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 13, 21-45.

Schulz, R., Mittelmark, M., Kronmal, R., Polak, J. F., Hirsch, C. H., German, P., & Bookwala, J. (1994).  Predictors of perceived health in elderly men and women: The Cardiovascular Health Study.  Journal of Aging and Health, 6, 419-447.

Bookwala, J., Frieze, I. H., & Grote, N. (1994).  Love, aggression, and satisfaction in dating relationships.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 11, 625-632.

Bookwala, J., Frieze, I. H., & Grote, N. (1994).  The long-term effects of military service on quality of life: The Vietnam experience.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 24, 529-545.

Bookwala, J., Frieze, I. H., Smith, C. A., & Ryan, K. (1992).  Predictors of dating violence: A multivariate analysis.  Violence and Victims, 7, 297-310.

BOOK, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND ENTRIES

Bookwala, J., & Newton, N. (Eds.; forthcoming).  Reflections of pioneering women in psychology.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Bookwala, J., & Basow, S. (2017).  Aging and mental health.  In K. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender (pp. 47-51).  New York: SAGE Publications.

Bookwala, J. (Ed.; 2016).  Couple relationships in the middle and later years: Their nature, complexity, and role in health and illness.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Bookwala, J. (2016).  Current perspectives on couple relationships in the middle and later years.  In J. Bookwala (Ed.), Couple relationships in the middle and later years: Their nature, complexity, and role in health and illness.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Bookwala, J. (2016).  Marital relationships and quality.  In S. K. Whitbourne (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adulthood and aging (pp. 838-842).  Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.

Bookwala, J. (2015).  Foreword.  In V. Muhlbauer, J. C. Chrisler, & F. L. Denmark (Eds.), Women and aging: An international, intersectional power perspective.  New York: Springer.

Whitbourne, S. K., & Bookwala, J. (2015).  Gender and aging: Perspectives from geropsychology.  In P. A. Lichtenberg & Mast, B. T. (Eds.), APA Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology (pp. 443-458).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Bookwala, J. (2014).  Marital quality and well-being in mid and late life.  In A. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research (pp. 3804-3808).  Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Bookwala, J. (2014).  Affective contagion.  In A. Michalos (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research (pp. 88-91).  Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Bookwala, J. (2012).  Marriage and other partnered relationships in middle and late adulthood.  In R. Blieszner & V. Bedford (Eds.), Handbook of Families and Aging, 2nd edition (pp. 91-123).  Greenwood/ABC-CLIO: Westport, CT.

Bookwala, J. (2010, November).  Teaching aging-related courses to undergraduate students: Making it personal.  Adult Development and Aging News, 38, 15.  Washington, DC: Division 20, American Psychological Association.

Bookwala, J., & Boyar, J.* (2009).  Adult BMI and dimensions of psychological well-being: The role of gender.  In R. Brougham (Ed.), New directions in aging research: Health and cognition (pp. 25-38). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Bookwala, J. (2009). Couples in middle age.  In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp. 340-343).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bookwala, J., Pasternak, C.,* Pruchno, R., Newsom, J. T. (2007). Effects of parent-care transitions on adult sons’ and daughters’ marital relationships.  In Z. J. Pearce (Ed.), Generations of relationships and relationships across generations: Conference proceedings of the combined 7th annual APS PORIG conference/IARR Mini-Conference (pp. 13-18). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society. [peer-reviewed]

Bookwala, J. (2003).  Understanding the links between adult attachment and relationship aggression: Perceptions of own and partner’s adult attachment styles.  Advances in psychology research, Volume 25 (pp. 3-12).  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Bookwala, J., Newman, J. L., & Schulz, R. (2002).  Methodological issues in research on men caregivers.  In B. J. Kramer & E. H. Thompson (eds.), Men as caregivers: Theory, research, and service implications (pp. 69-96).  New York, NY: Springer.

Bookwala, J., Yee, J. L., & Schulz, R. (2000). Caregiving and detrimental mental and physical health outcomes.  In G. M. Williamson, D. R. Shaffer, & P. A. Parmelee (Eds.), Physical illness and depression in older adults: A handbook of theory, research, and practice (pp. 93-131).  NY: Plenum.

Newsom, J., Bookwala, J., & Schulz, R. (1997).  Social support measurement in group residences for older adults.  In J. A. Teresi, M. P. Lawton, D. Holmes, & M. Ory (Eds.), Measurement in elderly chronic care populations (pp. 157-177).  New York: Springer.

Frieze, I. H., & Bookwala, J. (1995).  Coping with unusual stressors: Criminal victimization.  In M. Zeidner & N. S. Endler’s (Eds.), Handbook of coping: Theory, research, and applications (pp. 303-321).  New York: Wiley.


PRESENTATIONS
(*Lafayette College Student)

Bookwala, J. (November 2020).  Social connectedness and mortality.  Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Philadelphia, PA.

Bookwala, J. (August 2020).  The caregiving role and mortality in older adults. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J. (August 2019).  More is better: How social networks relate to loneliness and happiness in older adults.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Bookwala, J., & Gaugler, T. (November, 2018).  Negative relationship quality predicts mortality in older adults.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Bookwala, J. (August, 2017).  Unstable confidant availability and physical well-being in older men and women.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J. (July, 2017).  Age differences in the effects of self-stigmas on well-being.  Poster presented at the joint meetings of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

Bookwala, J., & Gaugler, T. (November, 2016).  Profile of health confidants among older adults.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Bookwala, J. (November, 2016).  Reaching diverse undergraduate majors through an interdisciplinary focus.  In S. K. Whitbourne (chair), New Lenses for Undergraduate Gerontology: Bringing Relevant and Engaging Content Into Our Courses.  Paper presented as part of a symposium panel at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Bookwala, J. (August 2016).  A longitudinal study of confidant relationships and depressive symptoms in older adults.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Bookwala, J., Brackup, J., & Soman, D. (March 2016).  Interrupted careers among professional women in contemporary urban India.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Pittsburgh, PA.

Whitbourne, S. K., & Bookwala, J. (November, 2015).  Gender and aging: Perspectives from clinical geropsychology .  In L. Hollis-Sawyer & J. Bookwala (chairs), Women Positively Aging: Resiliency and Adaptation From Multiple Perspectives.  Paper presented as part of a symposium panel at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.

Bookwala, J., & Lee, B.* (November, 2015).  Role of quantity and quality of close relationships in late life cognitive performance.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.

Bookwala, J., & Gaugler, T. (November, 2015).  Prevalence of health confidants among older adults.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference: Aging and Society, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J. (November, 2014).  Gender, confidant relationships, and depressive symptoms in late life.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J. (August, 2014).  Marital transitions and depressed affect in late life: The moderating role of confidante relationships.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J. (July, 2014).  The incremental relationship between self-stigmas and health disparities.  Paper presented at the 28th International Conference on Applied Psychology, Paris, France.

Bookwala, J. (2013, November).  Spousal illness and resilience in married elders’ depressed affect.  In J. Monin (chair), Relational Processes and Health in Older Adults.  Paper presented as part of a symposium panel at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Marshall, K.*, & Bookwala, J. (2013, March).  Effects of marital transitions on depressive symptomatology in older adults.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Bookwala, J. (2012, November).  Emerging trends and a comparative review of couple relationships in mid and late life.  In R. Blieszner & V. Bedford (Chairs), Charting New Frontiers in Aging Family Research: Addressing Societal and Familial Transitions. Paper presented as part of a symposium panel at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Bookwala, J. (2012, August).  Marital quality and well-being in mid and late life.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Bookwala, J., & Caskie, G. (2012, August).  Change in spousal health and well-being in older adults: A longitudinal study.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Bookwala, J. (2011, November).  Spouse/partner relationships and well-being in the middle and late adulthood years.  In R. Blieszner & V. Bedford (Chairs), Family Relationship Styles –> Lifespan Effects. Paper presented as part of a symposium panel at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Bookwala, J., & Lawson, B.* (2011, August).  The role of poor vision in depressive symptoms: Functional impairment and social isolation as mediators.  Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Palus, K., & Bookwala, J. (2011, July).  Attachment styles and relationship status among young adults.  Paper presented at the Mini-Conference of the International Association of Relationship Research, Gdansk, Poland.

Bookwala, J. (2010, November).  Marital quality, sleep behavior, and older adults’ psychological wellbeing.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Bookwala, J. (2010, August). Women, men, and marital quality after age 50. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Bookwala, J., & Strouse, B.* (2010, April).  Links between different social exchanges and late-life well-being.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Adult Development,  Philadelphia, PA.

Bookwala, J. (2009, November).  Vision impairment and depressed affect in older adults: The moderating role of marital quality.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA.

Bookwala, J., & Manning, S.* (2009, August). The health impact of marital dissolution over the life course. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Bookwala, J. (2009, July).  The impact of parent-care transitions on the marital quality and well-being of adult daughters and sons.  Poster presented at the 19th World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France.

Bookwala, J. (2009, January).  Normative age-related losses, marital quality, and well-being in older women and men.  Paper presented at the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project Early Results Conference.  University of Chicago/National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.

Bookwala, J. (November, 2008).  Parent-care transitions, marital relationships, and health outcomes: A secondary analysis.  In C. Mehrotra (Chair), Expanding the Pool of Psychology Faculty Engaged in Aging Research. Paper presented as part of a symposium panel at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, National Harbor, MD.

Bookwala, J., & Pruchno, R. (November, 2008). Caregiving burden, marital quality, and depressive symptoms in older adults caring for a spouse with end-stage renal disease.  In R. Pruchno (Chair) Chronic Illness in the Context of Marriage. Paper presented as part of a symposium panel at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, National Harbor, MD.

Bookwala, J. (2008, August).  Gender, excessive body weight, and physical health in adulthood.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Bookwala, J., Pasternak, C.,* & Pruchno, R. (2007, November).  The concurrent and prospective role of marital quality in spouses’ caregiving burden and benefits in the context of end-stage renal disease.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

Bookwala, J., Pasternak, C.,* Pruchno, R., & Newsom, J. T. (2007, November).  Effects of parent-care transitions on adult sons’ and daughters’ marital relationships.  Paper presented at the 7th annual APS PORIG conference/International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Bookwala, J., & Boyar, J.* (August, 2007). Gender, body mass index, and psychological well-being in adulthood. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Bookwala, J., & Pruchno, R. (2006, November).  Spousal concordance on affect in older couples dealing with end-stage renal disease.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Dallas, TX.

Bookwala, J., & Janasek, K.* (2006, August).  Perceived cancer risk, marital quality, and psychological well-being.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Bookwala, J., & Benoit, J.* (2005, November).  Social network moderates the marital status-health association in older adults.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.

Bookwala, J. (2005, November).  Psychosocial resources and psychological well-being in long-term singles and married adults.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.

Bookwala, J. (2005, August).  Gender differences in the effects of changes in physical disability on marital quality in late life.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Sobin, J.,* Bookwala, J., & Zdaniuk, B. (2005, March).  Gender and marital aggression over the life span.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Subedi, I.,* & Bookwala, J. (2005, March).  Culture, body image, and attitudes toward aging.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Kenning, E.,* & Bookwala, J. (2005, March).  Personality and health-promoting behaviors among mature adults: The role of neuroticism and mastery.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Zdaniuk, B., Sobin, J.,* & Bookwala, J. (2005, February).  Impact of gender and age on marital aggression.  In M. McHugh (Chair), Reconceptualizing gender violence: A feminist framework.  Paper presented as part of a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Tampa, FL.

Bookwala, J., & Strouse, B.* (2004, November).  Mature adults’ physical and mental health: The role of exchanges with spouses vs. others. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J. (2004, November).  Effects of change in functional status on marital quality and depressive symptomatology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J. (2004, July).  Marital quality and physical health in mature adults.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Benoit, J.,* & Bookwala, J. (2004, April).  Marital status, social network, and physical disability in late adulthood. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Conference on Human Development, Washington, D.C.

Bookwala, J. (2003, November).  Marital quality as a moderator of the relationship between disability and depressive symptoms in older adults.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Charych, D.,* Mitchell, M.,* & Bookwala, J. (2003, November).  The relationship between pain and cognitive performance in older adults.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Zdaniuk, B., Bookwala, J., & Schulz, R. (2003, November).  Caregiving strain, marital quality, and depressive symptoms in elderly spouse caregivers: Testing cross-lagged relationships.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Bookwala, J. (2003, August).  The psychosocial costs of receiving informal assistance in late adulthood.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Bookwala, J. (2003, March).  The long-term psychosocial impact of parent status: Marital quality and social support in late adulthood.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD.

Bookwala, J., & Mitchell, M.* (2002, November).  Effects of childlessness on marital quality and psychological well-being in middle-aged and older adults.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Mitchell, M.,* Bookwala, J., Carney, K., & Berman, S. I. (2002, November).  The Memory Loss Education Project: Methodology and sample characteristics.  In K. Carney & J. Bookwala (Chairs), The Memory Loss Education Project (MLEP): Research findings associated with a community service project.  Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Bookwala, J. (2002, November).  The Memory Loss Education Project: Sample findings and future directions.  In K. Carney & J. Bookwala (Chairs), The Memory Loss Education Project (MLEP): Research findings associated with a community service project.  Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Bookwala, J., & Jacobs, J.* (2002, August).  Age, negative and positive marital processes, and depressive symptomatology.  Poster presented at the 2002 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Bookwala, J. (2002, March).  Gender differences in the role of marital inequity and conflict in well-being.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Bookwala, J., Zdaniuk, B., Burton, L., Lind, B., Jackson, S., & Schulz, R. (2001, November).  Factors associated with increases in formal service utilization among older adults: The Caregiver Health Effects Study.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Chicago, IL.

Bookwala, J. (2001, October).  Age, marital processes, and depressive symptoms.  Paper presented in the 2001-2002 Gerontology Colloquium Series, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.

Bookwala, J. (2001, March).  The role of own and perceived partner attachment in relationship aggression. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J. (2000, March).  Adult attachment and current relationship status.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Baltimore, MD.

Bookwala, J., Newman, J. L., & Schulz, R. (2000, November).  Research on male caregiving: Methodological issues and challenges.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J. (2000, July). A comparison of primary and secondary stressors and depressive symptoms in older adult husband and wife caregivers.  Poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Aging, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J. (1999, August).  Effects of blame attributions on physical and psychological wellbeing in women with recurrent cancer.  Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Bookwala, J., & Juarez, E. A. (1999, April).  Perceived similarity in adult attachment styles and quality of romantic relationships.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, RI.

Bookwala, J., Smith, L. A., Harralson, T., & Parmelee, P. A. (1997, November).  Pain, restricted functioning, and perceived health in older adults with osteoarthritis of the knee.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Columbus, Ohio.

Harralson, T., Bookwala, J., Langston, C., Smith, L. A., & Parmelee, P. A. (1997, November).  Hostility, depression, and pain in persons with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Columbus, Ohio.

Coppola, K. M., Bookwala, J., Ditto, P. H., Fagerlin, A., Danks, J. H., & Smucker, W. D. (1997, November).  Depression and older adults’ life-sustaining treatment preferences: Do type of impairment, prognosis, and pain influence decisions? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Columbus, Ohio.

Fagerlin, A., Coppola, K. M., Bookwala, J., Ditto, P. H., Danks, J. H., & Smucker, W. D. (1997, November).  Age and socioeconomic differences in the role of values in life-sustaining treatment preferences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Columbus, Ohio.

Ditto, P. H., Coppola, K. M., Klepac, L. M., Gready, R., Fagerlin, A., Danks, J. H., Smucker, W. D., & Bookwala, J. (1997, November).  Perceived vs. actual benefits of advance directive completion.   Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Columbus, Ohio.

Klepac, L. M., Fagerlin, A., Coppola, K. M., Bookwala, J., Ditto, P. H. (1997, August).  Relationship between death attitudes, perceived health, and life-support concerns.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Gentzler, A. L., Bookwala, J., & Zdaniuk, B. (1997, July).  Attachment, perceived partner attachment, and aggression in romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Gready, R. M., Coppola, K. M., Bookwala, J., Ditto, P. H., Danks, J. H., Smucker, W. D. (1996, November).  Beliefs related to advance medical planning: Differences between older adults with and without living wills. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Klepac, L. M., Coppola, K. M., Bookwala, J., Ditto, P. H., Danks, J. H., Smucker, W. D. (1996, November).  Older adults’ desire for life-sustaining treatments: The influence of prognosis, pain, and type of impairment.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Fagerlin, A., Bookwala, J., Coppola, K. M., Ditto, P. H., Danks, J. H., & Smucker, W. D. (1996, November).  Gender differences in elderly adults’ desire for life-sustaining treatments and preference-related values.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Coppola, K. M., Bookwala, J., Klepac, L. M., Ditto, P. H., Danks, J. H., & Smucker, W. D. (1996, November) Differences between self- and proxy-reports of functioning: The role of relationship quality. Paper resented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J., & Schulz, R. (1996, November). The role of neuroticism and mastery in caregivers’ assessment of the care recipient and caregiver well-being: Findings from the Caregiver Health Effects Study.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J., Knapp, J. E., & Schulz, R. (1994, June).  Predictors of depression in women with recurrent cancer.  Poster presented at the APA Conference on Psychosocial and Behavioral Factors in Women’s Health: Creating an Agenda for the 21st Century, Washington, DC.

Bookwala, J. (1993, July).  Interpersonal problems as distinguishers between individuals in violent and nonviolent relationships.Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

Bookwala, J., Smith, C. A., Frieze, I. H., & Ryan, K. (1992, March).  Predictors of dating violence for men and women.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.


TECHNICAL REPORTS

Final Report, Embracing Aging: Community Culture Change Assessment Project, (co-authored by Prof. Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, Muhlenberg College)

State of the Lehigh Valley: Community Trends at a Glance (2013-14), Editor (prepared for Lehigh Valley Research Consortium)

State of the Lehigh Valley: Community Trends at a Glance (2012), Co-editor (with Prof. Chris Ruebeck; prepared for Lehigh Valley Research Consortium)

Final Report: Easton HOPE VI Program, 2012 (coauthored by Profs. John Kincaid, David Shulman, and James DeVault).

Second Annual Report: Easton HOPE VI Program, 2011 (coauthored by Profs. John Kincaid, David Shulman, and Mark Crain).

First Annual Report: Easton HOPE VI Program, 2010 (coauthored by Profs. John Kincaid, David Shulman, and Mark Crain).

LVRC Truancy Assessment Project, 2012 (A Report prepared for the Colonial Intermediate Unit-20, Northampton County, PA).

Evaluation Report, 2011: Children’s Integrated Services Unit Program, Northampton County (co-authored by Profs. Amy Saborsky, De Sales University, and Michele Deegan, Muhlenberg College)


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Program Co-Chair
2013 convention program for Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging), American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI

Chair
Committee chair, Denmark Award for Contributions to Women and Aging, Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) of the American Psychology Association, 2010-2013
Chair, Committee on Women and Aging, Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) of the American Psychology Association, 2011-2013
Paper session, The Quality of Sleep, Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA (2010, November)
Award committee, Florence Denmark Women and Aging Award, Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35), American Psychology Association (2009-2010)
Paper session: Growing older together: Aging and marriage, Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America,    Atlanta, GA (2009, November)
Poster session: Family Caregiving I and II; Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Dallas, TX (2006, November)
Paper session: Attitudes about aging; Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA (2002, November)
Symposium: The Memory Loss Education Project (MLEP): Research findings associated with a community service project; Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA (2002, November)

Invited Discussant
Symposium: Women’s Experiences of Aging and Social Connectedness; Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Austin, TX (2019, November)
Symposium: Charting new frontiers in marital quality: Connections across spouses, systems, and cultures
; Annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA (2012, November)
Symposium
: Contributions of multiple informants to family caregiver research; Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA (2006, August)

Editorial Board Member
The Gerontologist (2004-2018); Editor: Book Reviews (2018-)
Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences (2005-2011)
Psychology and Aging (2001-2003)

Ad hoc Manuscript Reviewer (1995-)
Developmental Psychology
Health Psychology
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Journal of Family Psychology
Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences
Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
Psychological Assessment
Psychology and Aging
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Research on Aging
Social Science and Medicine
Sex Roles
The Gerontologist

Program Abstracts Reviewer
Annual Meeting, Gerontological Society of America (1997-)
Bi-Annual Meeting, Conference on Human Development (2003)
Annual Meeting, Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) Program, American Psychological Association (2003-)
Annual Meeting, Division 35 (Society for Women in Psychology) Program, American Psychological Association (2010-)

Student Poster Award Reviewer
Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association (2003, 2005, 2009)

Predoctoral Research Award Applications Reviewer
Division 20, (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association (2005-)

Ad hoc Grant Proposal Reviewer
Academic Research Enhancement Program Review Panel, National Institutes on Health (06/2014)
National Institute on Aging DBSR Review Panel, National Institutes of Health (06/2013)
Social Psychology, Personality, and Interpersonal Processes Study Section, National Institutes of Health (02/2006, 02/2007, 02/2008, 3/2010)
ARRA Challenge Grants Reviewer, National Institutes of Health (2009)
Marchionne Small Grants Program (08/2007)
Atlanta Research and Education Foundation (2003)
B/START Program, National Institute of Mental Health (2000)

Invited Participant
NHMRC Wingspread Conference (Making connections: Effects of marriage and the couple relationship on the health of infants, adolescents, and older adults), Johnson Foundation’s Wingspread Conference Center, Racine, WI
(2008)

Member
National Steering Committee, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University (2004-2006)


INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE

Lafayette College
Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, 2019-
Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 2019-
Chair, Aging Studies Advisory Committee, 2014-2016
Member, Staffing Policy Subcommittee, Faculty Academic Policy Committee, 2014-2015
Member, Faculty Academic Policy Committee, 2014-2015
Member, Neuroscience Advisory Committee, 2014-2015
At-Large Member and Chair, Presidential Task Force on Enrollment Size and Program Capacity, 2013-2014
Faculty Representative, Trustee Committee on Educational Policy, 2012-2014
Co-Chair, Co- and Extra-curricular Subcommittee, Laf 360 Initiative, 2013-2014
Member, Laf 360 Steering Committee
Member, Student Life Committee, 2012-2013
Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Tenure Review, 2010-2011
Member, Enrollment Planning Committee, 2009-2012; Chair, 2011-2012
Member & Secretary, Advisory Committee on Community-Based Learning, Research, & Scholarship, 2009-2010
Member, Search Committee for Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, 2009-2010
Co-editor, Psychology Department Newsletter, 2009-2010
Presenter, Reunion Faculty Research Lectures, 2009
Member, Search Committee for Visiting Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology, 2009
Member, Search Committee for Open Rank Faculty Member in Neuroscience, 2008
Co-Organizer, ARC Works-in-Progress Colloquium Series, 2008-2009
Member, Academic Research Committee, 2008-2009
Member, Neuroscience Advisory Committee, 2008-2009, 2006-2007
Member, Search Committee for Visiting Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, 2007
Member & Chair, Faculty/Staff Recruitment & Retention Sub-Subcommittee of the Diversity/Access Subcommittee for Strategic Planning, 2006-2007
Member, Diversity/Access Subcommittee for Strategic Planning, 2006-2007
Member, Commencement Advisory Committee, 2006-2007
Member, Fellowship and Scholarship Committee, 2005-2006
Secretary, Department of Psychology Meetings, 2005-2006
Member, Burt H. Cohen Award Committee, 2005-
Faculty Leader, First-Year Student Orientation, 2003-2005, 2009
Faculty Host, International Students, 2004-2006
Faculty Adviser, Psychology Club, 2004-2006
Moderator & Secretary, Psychology Department Curriculum Review Retreat, 2004
Member, Curriculum Evaluation Subcommittee, Psychology Department Self-Review, 2003-2004
Editor, Psychology Department Newsletter, 2003-2005
Participant, Lafayette Society of Neuroscience Open House, 2002-
Member, College Diversity Committee, 2002-2005
Presenter, Graduate School Panel Discussion, Department of Psychology, 2001-2002
Psychology 110 Textbook Selection Committee, Department of Psychology, 2002, 2010

Pennsylvania State University, Abington College
Member, Faculty Senate, 1999-2001
Member, Speaker’s Bureau, 2000-2001
Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2000
Member, Search Committee for Assistant Director for Student Life, 2000
Member, Academic Support Committee, 1999-2001
Member, Psychological and Social Sciences Degree Program Committee, 1998-2000
Member, Information and Learning Systems Advisory Council, 1998-2001
Member, Bookstore Acquisitions Committee, 1998-1999

University of Pittsburgh
Program Representative, Department of Psychology Colloquium Committee, 1994-1995.
Program Representative, Student Graduate Education Council, Department of Psychology, 1993-1994.
Student Representative, Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee, Department of Psychology, 1993-1994.


MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Psychological Association
Gerontological Society of America
Health and Aging Interest Group


SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE

“Confiding in Friends, Not Relatives, Shows Health Benefits in Older Adults, Following Loss of Spouse” (sciencedirect.com, newswise.com, Monday, June 9, 2014)
“Friendship research: Having a close confidante helps keep us healthy” (thefriendshipblog.com, June 9, 2014)
“No ring, no regrets” (More magazine, Wednesday, February 17, 2010)
“While married people generally trounce singles on measures of emotional wellbeing, highly self-sufficient singles are the exception” (In Brief, American Psychological Association Monitor, vol. 41(2), p. 13, February 2010)
“Hudson Valley singles: Studying the 40-something single” (Times Herald-Record/recordonline.com, Wednesday, December 30, 2009)
“Single and loving it, even during the holidays” (newsweek.com, December 23, 2009)
They’re single, and loving it (Tahlequah Daily Press, Thursday, December 10, 2009)
“Never married, over 40, well-adjusted” (health.msn.com, news.yahoo.com, usnews.com, health.usnews.com, forbes.com, ktvn.com, Saturday, December 5, 2009; abcnews.com, google.com, daytondailynews.com, thaindian.com, sindhtoday.net, health24.com, healthdetik.com, wcax.com, Sunday, December 6, 2009; womenshealth.gov, Monday, December 7, 2009; dnaindia.com, Tuesday, December 8, 2009)
“Unhealthy union” (The Washington Post, Tuesday, August 17, 2004)
“Get married” (US News & World Report, December 27, 2004)
“Stressful spouse bad for health of older people” (Medical News Today, Monday, August 16, 2004)
“Study: Marriage, health are linked” (The Morning Call, Friday, August 13, 2004)
“Having good communication, a reliable partner, and understanding in marriage can boost a person’s health” (Medical Study News [medical-news.net], Wednesday, August 11, 2004)
“True bliss pays off” (The Sunday Telegraph [Sydney, Australia], Sunday, August 8, 2004)
“Wed well for health” (The Sunday Times [Perth, Australia], Sunday, August 8, 2004)

“The trick to healthy ever after” (The South African Star, Tuesday, August 3, 2004)
“Over time, bickering spouses take a toll on well-being” (USA Today, Monday, August 2, 2004)
“Pain related to osteoarthritis plays important role in both functional status and well-being” (Doctor’s Guide Review, Tuesday, January 6, 2004)

RADIO INTERVIEWS

At Issue, Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin (Monday, December 7, 2009)
A Touch of Grey, Springfield, MA (Tuesday, August 24, 2004)
New BlackCity, St. Louis, MO (Wednesday, August 11, 2004)
ABC News Radio, New York, NY (Saturday, July 31, 2004)
APA Public Relations Information, Honolulu, HI (Thursday, July 29, 2004)
National Public Radio—All Things Considered
(January 20, 1997)

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