John F. Watkins, PhD
Professor | DGS & Chair, Graduate Center for Gerontology
Department:
Location:
725 Rose Street,
Multidisciplinary Science Building Suite 401G
Lexington, KY 40536
Contact: | 859.218.0240

 

Education

 

PhD, Geography - Formal/Mathematical Demography

University of Colorado, Boulder

 

MA, Geography - Population Sciences

University of Colorado, Boulder

 

BS, Geography and Environmental Planning

Elmhurst College

 

 

Dr. John F. Watkins is Professor, Chair, and Director of the Graduate Center for Gerontology. Trained as a mathematical demographer, but armed with ethnographic skills associated with life history narratives, he applies his craft in critical and theory-based studies of the demographic processes of population aging and the aged, population growth and redistributional impacts, and life course influences on later life health behaviors and notions of home. John is past president of the Population Specialty Group and Aging Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, served on the senior advisory panel of the National Science Foundation, is a Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and has received numerous departmental, college, university, and national awards for his teaching and advising.

Research Interests:

•    Later life health behaviors
•    Population growth
•    Demographics