Gerontology Instructors

Anabel Oliver Pelham, Ph.D.
Anabel Pelham, Ph.D. is professor and founding director of the Institute on Gerontology at SFSU. She has presented and published widely in the field and has served as the principal investigator or project director of multiple funded research or program development grants and contracts. She teaches multiple courses in the SFSU graduate program and is an expert in academic program development. Dr. Pelham serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships.

Past president of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics (CCGG)
Member of the American Society on Aging (ASA)
Member Accreditation task force for the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
Member Association for Gerontology in Higher Education's (AGHEs) International Task Force
Co-chair of the board of Senior New Ways
Multi-year guest lecturer for the European Masters in Gerontology ( Summer School
Received a Meritorious Service Recognition from the City of San Francisco in 2008
Currently the president of the National Association for Professional Gerontologists:


Margriet DeLange, MA,CPG (Certified Professional Gerontologist)
Faculty, Gerontology Program at the College of Health and Human Services, San Francisco State University
Faculty, John F. Kennedy University, School of Education and Liberal Arts


Life Review and Life Stories, Aging and Spirituality, End of Life Issues, and
Aging and Diversity
Margriet earned her B.A. inPsychology from John F. Kennedy University who recently selected her as Alumni of the Year for their School of Education and Liberal Arts. She returned to John F. Kenney University to teach on topics of Death, Dying, and Bereavement. She received her M.A. in Gerontology at San Francisco State University where she now teaches several classes in the Gerontology Gradudate Department.   Margriet enjoys presenting on a wide variety of topics on aging to enhance the meaning, purpose and well-being of seniors throughout the greater Bay Area and California.  She is the Founder of StoriesUnfolding, an organization that offers a variety of services of Life Review for the Older Adult. More information on her work can be found at "After raising three daughters, it's now time to use my gifts to encourage others and instill a desire to live life to the fullest," says Margriet. 

Vice-chair Advisory Board: Center for Aging and Spirituality
American Society of Aging (ASA)
StoriesUnfolding (Founder)
National Association for Professional Gerontologists (NAPG)
Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging (FoRSA)

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