Marcia Spira, Ph.D.
Title/s: Professor and Director of the Institute for Intergenerational Study and Practice
Office #: Lewis Towers 1248
Ph.D. University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
M.S.S.W. University of Wisconsin- Madison
B.S. University of Wisconsin - Madison
Dr. Spira joined the faculty in 1996. She teaches courses in both the M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs, in the methods and HBSE sequences. Dr. Spira's research and writing focus on older adults and intergenerational families, as well as women's health and the impact of health concerns on family relationships.
Courses Currently Teaching/Teaching Areas:
Individuals and Families 503 and 504
Social Work with Older Adults 632
Summer Institute on Aging - special topics 634
Current Research Projects:
Hartford Practicum Partnership in Aging Education - John A. Hartford Foundation
Interdisciplinary Teams in Work with Older Adults/Elder Law Initiative Loyola - Scholl Foundation
Gerospecialization in Social Work - CSWE
Professional & Community Affiliations
Community and Professional Service:
Chair Committee on Aging – NASW/Il
Sister City Program City of Osaka- sponsored by City of Chicago
Advisory Board Gabe Miller Foundation
Rome Campus 2006, 2007
Recent Faculty Scholarship:
Integrative Seminar in a Geriatric Consortium, BJSW (In revision) Authors: Spira, Marcia and Teigiser, Karen. Date Submitted: 01-Aug-2008. Caring for your aging parents (in press) Random House, Co-authored with M. Angelari, J.D.