School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration
256C DeVos Center
Dr. Priscilla J. Kimboko, Professor in the SPNHA, received her Ph.D. in Urban Studies in 1982 from Portland State University (Oregon), after completing a B.S. in Anthropology, and masters study in anthropology and urban planning. She worked in urban planning in Multnomah County (OR). She also worked at the Portland State University Regional Research Institute for Human Services, on federally-funded research projects. Subsequently she worked at University of Denver (DU) Graduate School of Social Work, providing grant-writing and grant management with the DU Institute on Aging and serving as an adjunct faculty member on minority and mental health issues. She held a full-time faculty position in the Gerontology Program at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses on aging and management practices related to the aging network. During her tenure she also provided consultation to state and local government agencies in the aging. She served in an administrative position as Associate Dean at UNC for 10-years as an administrator of graduate education. She came to Grand Valley State University in 2000 to serve as the Dean of Graduate Studies and Grants Administration where she founded graduate studies and grants administration offices for GVSU.
She moved to the SPNHA in 2009, where she teaches grant writing, aging in society, long term care, and the capstone management seminar in the PA and HA masters programs. She founded and coordinates the Annual Art & Science of Aging conference at GVSU, which features professional and personal development around aging issues. Her research agenda focuses on evidence-based practices for graduate education and for services and supports for optimal aging of older adults.
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