Kenneth J. Doka, Ph.D.                               Forthcoming in April

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BUSINESS ADDRESS
The College of New Rochelle
New Rochelle, NY 10805
(914) 654-5418

HOME ADDRESS
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WEB SITE: www.DrKenDoka.com

EDUCATION
Ph.D. 1978                  St. Louis University (1973-1978)
M.A. 1973                   St. Louis University (1970-1973)
M.Div. 1973                Concordia Seminary (1969-1973) St. Louis, MO

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
College of New Rochelle                      (1981-present)
New Rochelle, NY
Professor, Graduate Gerontology Program
Tenured 1985

Concordia College                                (1973-1981)
Bronxville, NY
Associate Professor
Tenured 1979

PUBLICATIONS
Books
Grief Is a Journey: Finding Your Path through Loss, 2016, New York: Atria Books.

Managing Conflict/Finding Meaning: Supporting Families at Life’s End, (with Amy Tucci), 2016, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, (with Amy Tucci), 2015, Washington, DC:  The Hospice Foundation of America.

Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss,
(with Amy Tucci), 2014, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

Counseling Individuals with Life-Threatening Illness (2nd Edition), 2014, New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death, (with Amy Tucci), 2013, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

Journeys with Grief: A Collection of Articles about Love, Loss, and Life, 2012, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

End-of-Life Ethics: A Case Study Approach (edited with Amy Tucci, Charles Corr, and Bruce Jennings), 2012, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

Beyond Kübler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief (with Amy Tucci), 2011, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

Spirituality and End-of Life Care (with Amy Tucci), 2011, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

Grieving beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Woman Mourn (with Terry Martin), 2010, New York: Routledge.

Cancer and End-of-Life Care (with Amy Tucci), 2010, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

Diversity and End-of-Life Care (with Amy Tucci), 2009, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

Counseling Individuals with Life-Threatening Illness, 2009, New York: Spring Publishing Company.

Living with Grief: Children and Adolescents (with Amy Tucci), 2008, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

Living with Grief: Before and After Death. 2007, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

Death, Dying and Bereavement:  Major Themes in Health and Social Welfare (4 Volumes – edited).  2006, London: Routledge. 

Pain Management at the End-of-Life: Bridging the Gap Between Knowledge and Practice. 2006, Washington, DC:  The Hospice Foundation of America.

Living with Grief: Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life (with Charles Corr and Bruce Jennings),2005, Washington, DC:  The Hospice Foundation of America.

Living with Grief: Alzheimer’s Disease, 2004, Washington, DC:  The Hospice Foundation of America,

Living with Grief:  Coping with Public Tragedy (with M. Lattanzi-Licht)2003, Washington, DC: The Hospice Foundation of America.

Living with Grief:  Loss in Later Life.  2002, Washington, D.C.: The Hospice Foundation of  America.

Disenfranchised Grief:  New Directions, Challenges and Strategies for Practice, 2002, Champaign, IL. Research Press

Caregivers and Loss:  Family Needs and Professional Responses, (with J. Davidson), 2001, Washington, DC:  The Hospice Foundation of America.

Living with Grief:  Children, Adolescents and Loss, 2000, Washington, DC:  The Hospice Foundation of America.

Men Don’t Cry, Women Do:  Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief.  (with T. Martin) 1999, Philadelphia: Brunner Mazel.

Living with Grief- At Work, At School, At Worship (with J. Davidson), 1999, Philadelphia: Taylor and Francis.

Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities (with C. Lavin), 1998, Farmingdale, NY: Baywood.

Living with Grief: Who We Are, How We Grieve (with Joyce Davidson), 1998, Washington DC: Taylor and Francis.

AIDS, Fear and Society: Challenging the Dreaded Disease, 1997, Washington, DC: Taylor and Francis.

Living with Grief:  When Illness is Prolonged, (1997), Washington, DC:  Taylor and Francis.

Living with Grief After Sudden Loss, 1996, Washington, DC: Taylor and Francis.

Children Mourning, Mourning Children, 1995, Washington DC: Taylor and Francis.

Living with Life-Threatening Illness: A Guide for Individuals, Families and Caregivers, 1993, Lexington, MA: Lexington Press.

Death and Spirituality (with John Morgan), 1993, Farmingdale, NY: Baywood Press.

Disenfranchised Grief 1989, Lexington, MA: Lexington Press.

Journal Articles
“End-of-Life Ethics: An Ecological Approach.” Health, Aging, & End-of-Life, 1. 17-23, 2016. 

“The case for a sociology of dying, death, and bereavement.” (with N. Thompson, J. Allan, P. Carverhill, G. Cox, B. Davies, L. Granek, D. Harris, A. Ho, D. Klass, N. Small, & J. Wittowski). Death Studies, DOI:10.1080/07481187.2015.1109377. 2016.

“Hannelore Wass: Death education: An enduring legacy.”  Death Studies.39, 545-548.  2015.

“Productivity in Thanatology: An International Analysis.” Omega: Journal of Death and Dying.  DOI: 10.1177/0030222815590729 (with Wittkowski, J., Neimeyer, R.A., Vallerga, M., & Currelley), 2015.

 “Publication Trends in Thanatology: An Analysis of Leading Journals.” Death Studies,39, 453-462, (with Wittkowski, J., Neimeyer, R.A., & Vallerga, M.), 2015.

“End-of-life ethics: An ecological approach.” The Journal of Lutheran Ethics, 15, 4, (online document 1085), 2015. 

“The power of ritual: A gift for children and adolescents.” The Journal of Family and Community Ministries, 27, 119-128, 2014.

Completing the picture: Adult perspectives on death—implications for children and adolescents.” The Journal of Family and Community Ministries, 27, 129-142, 2014.

“The awareness of mortality: Continuing Kastenbaum’s developmental legacy.” Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 70, 51-66, 2014.

“Caring for the carer: The lessons of research.” Progress in Palliative Care, 22 (3): 150-154, 2014.

“A call to the field: Complicated grief in the DSM-5.” (with T.A. Rando, S. Fleming, M.H. Franco, E. Lobb, C.M. Parkes, & R. Steele). Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 65 (4), 263-267, 2012.

“Grieving styles: Gender and grief” (with T. Martin) Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement, 14(2), 42-47, 2011.

“The organization of thanatology” (with N. Heflin-Wells, T. Martin, L. Redmond, and S. Schachter), Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 63, 113-124, (2011).

“Religion and spirituality: Assessment and intervention.” Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, 7 (1), 99-109, 2010.

“Grief, multiple loss, and dementia,” Bereavement Care, 29 (3), 15-20, December, 2010.

“An Internet Tool to Normalize Grief” (with S. Dominick, A. Irvine. N. Beauchamp, J. Seeley, S. Nolen-Hoeksema, and G. Bonanno), Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 60, 71-87, (2009).

"Survivors' Weekend: Supporting Those Left Behind" (with A. Doney, D. Gleason, R. Mincher), The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 77 (12): 1-6 (2008).

“Caring for the Carer: The Lessons of Research” Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement, Pps. 4-7, Autumn, 2006.

“Grief: The Constant Companion of Illness” Anesthesiology Clinics, 24(1): 205-212. (2006).

“Fulfillment as Sanders’ Sixth Phase of Bereavement: The Unfinished Work of Catherine Sanders” Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 52,141-149. (2006).

“The Florida Clergy End-of-Life Education Enhancement Project: A description and evaluation. (A Clergy Perspective)” Healing Ministry, 12(4):33-40. (with D. Abrams, S. Albury, L. Crandall, and R. Harris).
(2005).

“The Florida Clergy End-of-Life Education Enhancement Project: A description and evaluation.” American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine,22(3):181-187. (with D. Abrams, S. Albury, L. Crandall, and R. Harris). (2005).

“Ethics, End-of-Life Decisions and Grief”.  Mortality, 10: 83-90. (2005).

“Estimating Goodwill: An Application of Pine’s Procedures for Hospices.”  American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 21: 289-293 (2004).

“The Spiritual Gifts – and Burdens – of Family Caregiving”.  Generations, 27(4): 45 –48 (Winter, 2003-4).

“The Paradox of Ageing with Developmental Disabilities: Increasing Needs, Declining Resources.”  Ageing International, 28:135-154, (2003).

“Spirituality, Loss and Grief”.  Bereavement Care, 21, 3-6 (Spring 2002)

“Challenging the Paradigm:  New Understandings of Grief”.  Grief Matters:  The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement, 4(2), 31-34, (Winter 2001)

“Master Concepts in the Field of Death, Dying and Bereavement:  Coping vs. Adaptive Strategies” (with C. Corr).  Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 43,3, 183-199 (2001).

“Masculine Responses to Loss: Clinical Implications” (with T. Martin).  The Journal of Family Studies. 4:143-158 (1998).

"Grief in the Arctic Circle." The Forum Newsletter, 23(4): 7-8 (1997).

"Dealing with Diversity: The Coming Challenge to American Business," Business Horizons, 39 (3): 67-71 (1996).

"Coping with Life Threatening Illness: A Task Based Approach." Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 32:111-122 (1995).

"Caregiver Distress: If It Is So Ethical, Why Does It Feel So Bad?" AACN Clinical Issues, Critical Care Nursing (August 1994).

"Current Models of Death, Dying and Bereavement." Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 6 (3): 345-552 (1994). (with C. Corr).

“Education about Death, Dying and Bereavement in Nursing Programs”.  Nursing Education, 19 (6), 35-40. (1994).  (with M. Coolican, J. Stark, & C. Corr).

"The Great Gray Marketplace." The Futurist, July-August (1992).

"The Monkey's Paw: The Role of Inheritance and the Resolution of Grief "Death Studies, 16:45-58 (1992).

"The Therapeutic Bookshelf" Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 21:321-326 (1990).

"Risky Business: Observations on the Nature of Death in Hazardous Sports" (with Eric and Catherine Schwartz). Omega: Journal of Death and Dying,21:215-223 (1990).

"The Awareness of Mortality." Gerontological Review, 2:19-29 (1989).

"The Meaning and Significance of Great-Grandparenthood: Continuity and Crisis." The Gerontologist, 28:192-197 (1988).

"Bereft and Bereaved," in 0. Mangolis, et.al. (Eds.), Grief and the Loss of an Adult Child, 85-94 (1988).

"The Dread Disease." The Forum Newsletter, 11 (3): 4 (1987).

"Silent Sorrow: Responses to Death of Significant Others." Death Studies, 11:455-470 (1987).

"The Emergence of Gerontology" (with Denise Smith-Fraser). ASA Connections, July-August (1986).

"The Goals of Master Level Gerontology Students" (with Denise Smith-Fraser). Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 7:75-84 (1986).

"Loss Upon Loss: The Impact of Death After Divorce." Death Studies, 10: 441-450 (1986).

"Spiritual Support for the Suffering: Clergy Attitudes toward Bereavement" (with Michael Jendreski). LossGrief and Care, 1: 155-160 (1986).

"Clergy Understandings of Grief, Bereavement and Mourning" (with Michael Jendreski). Research Record, 2:105-114(1985)

"Adolescent Attitudes and Beliefs Toward the Elderly." International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 22:123-133 (1986).

"The Church and the Elderly: The Impact of Changing Age Strata on Congregations." International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 22:291-300(1986).

"Expectation of Death, Participation in Planning Funeral Rituals and Grief Adjustment." Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 15:119-130(1984).

"The Funeral Service: Grace in Grief." Currents in Mission and Theology, 9: 235-238 (1982).

"The Social Organization of Terminal Care in Two Pediatric Hospitals." Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 12:347-356 (1982). 

"Recent Bereavement and Registration for Death Studies Courses." Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 12:51-60 (1981).

"Pastoral Care of the Dying Child." Journal of Pastoral Counseling, 15:34-40 (1980).

"Assigning Blame: The Restoration of the 'Sentimental Order' Following Accidental Death. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 9:287-292. (1978).

"Models of Ministry: A Tale of Two Congregations" (with V. George). Lutheran Education 120:84-92. (1984).

"Parish, School and Mission: Models of Ministry" (with V. George). Lutheran Education, 117:12-17(1981).

"Resources for the Parish on Death and Dying." Currents in Mission and Theology, 6:165-168 (June 1979).

"Counseling to the Family of the Dying Child." Currents in Mission and Theology, 4: 288-291
(October 1977).

"More for Less: The Social Impact of the Energy Crises." Academy, 32:81-86 (Fall, 1975).

Book Chapters
“Spirituality: Quo Vadis?" in J. Stillion and T. Attig (Eds.). Death, dying, and bereavement: Contemporary perspectives, institutions, and practices. New York: Springer, 2015.

“Grief, Ethical Implications of,” in Jennings, B. (Ed.), Bioethics, 4th Edition, 6 vols. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2014, 3:1376-1380.

Hospice. In Leeming DA (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, 2nd ed.,  New York: Springer , London: Heidelberg Dordrecht, 2014.

“Historical and contemporary perspectives on dying.” In D. Meagher and D. Balk (Eds.) Handbook of thanatology: The essential body of knowledge for the study of death, dying, and bereavement.  (2nd Ed.).  New York: Routledge, 2013.

“Religion and spirituality: Assessment and intervention.” In D. Meagher and D. Balk (Eds.) Handbook of thanatology: The essential body of knowledge for the study of death, dying, and bereavement.  (2nd Ed.).  New York: Routledge, 2013.

“Therapeutic Ritual” In R. Neimeyer (Ed.), Techniques of grief counseling: Creative practices for counseling the bereaved. New York: Routledge, 2012.

“Orchestrating social support” (with R. Neimeyer). In R. Neimeyer (Ed.), Techniques of grief counseling: Creative practices for counseling the bereaved.New York: Routledge, 2012.

“The influence of gender and socialization on grieving styles.” In R. Neimeyer, D. Harris, H. Winokuer, and G,. Thornton (Eds.), Grief and bereavement in contemporary society: Bridging research and practice. New York: Routledge, 2011.

“Individuals with intellectual disabilities: Struggling with grief and loss.” In S. Friedman and D. Helm (Eds.), End-of-life care for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2010.

“Illness, grief, and loss.”  In M. Kerman (Ed.).  Clinical pearls of wisdom: 21 Leading therapists offer their key insights. NY: W.W. Norton, 2010.

Entries on “Instrumental grief: Gender and grief”, “Death Awareness Movement” and “Disenfranchised grief”, The Encyclopedia of Death and Human Experience, Edited by C. Bryant & D. Peck, Los Angeles, CA.: Sage, 2009.

“Religious and Spiritual Perspectives on Life-Threatening Illness, Dying, and Death”.  In J. Werth and D. Blevins, Decision Making Near the End of Life: Issues, Developments, and Future Directions.  New York: Routledge, 2009.

“Disenfranchised Grief in Historical and Cultural Perspective” In M. Strobe, R. Hansson, H. Schut, and W. Strobe, Handbook of Bereavement Research and Practice, Washington, DC: The American Psychological Association, 2008.

“Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Dying.”  In D. Balk, The Handbook of Thanatology.  Northville, Ill.: ADEC, 2007.

“Religion, Spirituality, and Assessment and Intervention”  In D. Balk, The Handbook of Thanatology.  Northville, Ill.: ADEC, 2007.

“The Death Awareness Movement: Description, History and Analysis.”  In C. Bryant, Handbook of Death and Dying.  Thousand Oaks, CA.:  Sage, 2003.

“Death System”, “Grief: Acute”, “Grief: Disenfranchised”, “Grief: Gender” Entries in the Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, R. Kastenbaum (Ed.), N.Y.: Macmillan, 2003.

“Anticipatory grief” in Palliative and End-of-Life Pearls, J. Heffner & I. Byock (Eds.), Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2003.

"Spirituality and Anticipatory Grief' In T. Rando, Clinical Dimensions of Anticipatory Mourning, Champaign, IL.  Research Press, 1999.

“Mourning Psychosocial Loss:  Anticipatory Grief in Alzheimer’s, ALS and Irreversible Coma.” In T. Rando, Clinical Dimensions of Anticipatory Mourning,Champaign, IL:  Research Press, 1999.

"The Cruel Paradox: Children Who are Living with Life-Threatening Illness." In C.Corr and D. Corr, Handbook of Childhood Death and Bereavement, NY:Springer (1996).

"The Effects of Parental Illness and Loss on Adult Children." In I. Deitch and C. Ward Howell, Counseling the Aging and their Families, Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association (1997).

"Friends, Teachers, Movie Stars: The Disenfranchised Grief of Children." In E. Grollman, Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals, Boston: Beacon Press (1996).

"The Awareness of Mortality in Midlife: Implications for Longer Life." In J. Kauffman Awareness of Mortality, Farmingdale, NY: Baywood (1995)

"Suffer the Little Children: The Child and Spirituality in the AIDS Crisis." In B. Dane and C. Levine, AIDS and the New Orphans: Coping with Death,Westport CT: Auburn House (1994).

"Grief Education: Educating About Death for Life." In Responding to the AIDS Crisis:

Innovations in Child Welfare Services. G. Anderson (ed.), NY: Child Welfare League (1989).

"Grief" Invited contribution to the Encyclopedia of Death (RKastenbaum, editor) (1989).

"Death and the Elderly." In R. Pacholski (ed.), Researching Death, pp.175-189. Lakewood, OH: Forum for Death Education and Counseling (1985).

"The Crumbling Taboo: The Rise of Death Education." Coping with Death on Campus: New Directions in Student Services, 31:85-95 (1985)

"Christianity and Sociology." In R. KoIb (ed.), Christian Wisdom in Services to God's Word, pp.65-70 (1985).

"The Rediscovery of Death." In C. Corr, J. Stillion and M. Ribar (eds.), Creativity in Death Education and Counseling, pp.39-52. Lakewood, OH: Forum for Death Education and Counseling, pp.231-244 (1982).

"Staff Interaction with a Dying Patient: Critical Variables and Unresolved Issues." In R. Pacholski, and C. Corr (eds.), Priorities in Death Education and Counseling pp.231-244 (1982).

Popular and Trade Magazines
“3 Kinds of Grief Nobody Talks About.” Oprah Magazine.
http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/The-Kinds-of-Grief-Nobody-Talks-About/1?print=1

“Disenfranchised grief.” The ADEC Forum, 38 (4), 2012.

“When a Friend is Suffering” Catholic Digest, (November, 2007), Pps. 47-52.

When Your Child Is Grieving” Parenting, 29 (Winter, 2007), Pps. 44-45.

“Rituals: How We Cope with Death – and Life” Exceptional Parent, 35(7) (July), p. 69.

“Help in the Hour of Need” Lutheran Witness, 125 (April) , 15-17, (2006).

“New Understandings of Grief” Counseling Today, 48:5 (November), p.56. (2005).

“Utilizing Media in Death and Dying Courses”.  The Forum Newsletter, 31 (2), 8. (2005).

"Masculine Mourners as Doubly Disenfranchised: How to Help" Maddvocare Spring, 1995.

"Sensitivity To Adult Children's Needs Can Build Loyalty to a Firm." American Funeral Director (December 1994).

"Pros and Cons of Aftercare Services." The American Funeral Director (April 1992).

"Grief Coping with Hidden Sorrow." Bereavement Magazine (May 1992).

"When a Sibling Dies." The American Funeral Director (November 1988).

"Children and Death." The American Funeral Director (April, May 1988).

"Growing Up Together: The Funeral Business and Death Studies Movement." The American, Funeral Director (October 1987).

"Clergy and Funeral Directors: Uneasy Partners." The American Funeral Director (Feb, Mar, Apr 1987). Series of 3 articles. 

Blog (Ongoing) 
Good Mourning, Psychology Today, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/good-mourning


Huffington Post
Coping With Caregiver Grief and Alzheimer's Disease (April 30, 2015)

6 Ways Adolescent Grief Is Different (April 18, 2014) 

Grief and the DSM: A Brief Q&A (May 29, 2013)

But Where Is God? (April 23, 2013).

What Culture Teaches Us about Grief (February 28, 2012)

Understanding the Spiritual Needs of the Dying (March 7, 2011)

Helping Children Spiritually Cope with Dying and Death (March 25, 2011)

The End-of-Life Paradox (May 8, 2011)

Adolescence, Identity, and Spirituality (May 10, 2011)

The Spiritual Side of Bereavement (July 5, 2011)

Videos and Audio Tapes
"Clergy to Clergy" Hospice Foundation of America (6 Audio Tapes), 1997.

"Diversity in the Elementary School Classroom," Implications for Teachers, Instructorvision, (Video) 1994.

"Teaching in the Ethnically Diverse Classroom," Instructorvision, (Video) 1992.

"AIDS and the Classroom," Instructorvision, (Video) 1992.

SELECTED SCHOLARLY PAPERS OR MAJOR PRESENTATIONS
National Hospice Foundation of America Teleconference on Grief 1994, 1996-present

International Family Nursing Conference, “End-of-Life Care: A Family Affair.” Odense, Denmark, August, 2015.

National Association of Professional Grief Care Managers, “Aging and Care: Generational Considerations.” Sarasota, FL., January 2015.

Keynote, “Grief beyond Gender,” International Bereavement Conference, Hong Kong, June, 2014.

Workshops, Barbados, “Children and Grief.”  December, 2013.

Keynote, “Disenfranchised Grief’” Cruse Bereavement Conference, Warwick, UK, July 2013

NASW—CT, Workshop debriefing and preparing counselors for intervention in Sandy Hook, CT, February 2013.

Keynotes, Cruse Conference, “Disenfranchised Grief,” Scotland, July 2012.

Keynotes, “Beyond Gender.” Antalya, Turkey, November, 2011.

Speaking tour of Western Canada – Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Regina, October, 2008.

Guest, CNN, December 8, 2007.

International Speakers Tour – Invited to do a series of workshops through Australia and New Zealand, July 25 – August 30, 2006.

“Grief and Intellectual Disabilities”.  Keynote to the American Association of Mental Retardation, Annual Conference, Washington, DC, December, 2005.

“Family Grief: Beyond Gender”.  Keynote to Association for Death Education and Counseling Conference (ADEC), April 2004.

Keynote, Roselyn Carter Institute, October, 2000.

Guest, Nightline, July 21, 1999.

Invited Presenter/Participant, AIDS in Africa:  Policy and Research Seminar, University of Southern Illinois, July, 1999.

"Transformative Grief Empowering Growth in Loss." Keynote to New England Institute of Loss. Stamford, CT, 1996.

"Doubly Disenfranchised: The Masculine Griever." Keynote at Kings College Conference on Loss. London, Ontario, 1994.

"Disenfranchised Grief Implications for Counselors." Bereavement Conference. May 1992.

"Mind, Mourning and Self Toward a Sociology of Grief" Association of Death Education and Counseling. Boston, April 1992.

"Disenfranchised Grief" Keynote Presentation at Kings College Conference on Loss. London, Ontario. May 1991.

"Disenfranchised Grief." Workshop at Mt. Ida College. April 1991

"The Terrible Threat: Coping with Life-Threatening Illness." Paper presented to the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Duluth, MA. April 1991.

"Saying Goodbye: Themes of Loss in Religious Life." Keynote Presentation at the Third Age Institute. Ford ham University, NY, October 1989.

"Disenfranchised Grief Foster Care of HIV-Positive Children." Catholic Charities. NY, May 1989.

"Coping with Caregiver Loss" NY State Hospice Association. Albany, NY. April 1989.

"The Diminishment of Ritual." Paper presented to the Association for Death Education. Baltimore, MD April 1989.

"New Trends in Disenfranchised Grief." Paper presented to the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Baltimore, NM, April 1989.

"Patient Perspective in Reoccurring Illness." Paper presented to the Foundation of Thanatology. NY, December 1988.

"Psychosocial Needs of AIDS Survivors." National Funeral Directors Association. New Orleans, October 1988.

"The Dying Patient." Workshop at Lenox Hill Hospital. NY, November 1988.

Workshop on Grief to the California Funeral Directors Association. Monterey, CA, June 1988.

"Pastoral Concerns of AIDS," Address to Northern Ontario Teleconference. April 251988.

"Psychosocial Concerns of AIDS Survivors." Conference of the National Foundation of Funeral Service. Chicago, March 1988.

"Coping with Stress." Presentation to the NY State Funeral Directors Association. Utica, NY, June 1987.

"Religious Value and Death Education and Counseling: Implications for the Elementary and Secondary School Teacher." Presented to a symposium of the Foundation of Thanatology. NY, November 1987.

"Particular Pain: A Symbolic Interactionist Perspective on Grief." Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association on Death Education and Counseling. London, Ontario, May 1987.

"The Demise of Last Rites: What's a Clergyman to Do?" Paper presented to a symposium of the Foundation of Thanatology. NY, October 17, 1986.

"The Shameful Stigmas: Disease, Social Response and Self-Concept." Paper presented to a symposium of the Foundation of Thanatology. NY, June 13, 1986.

"Individualizing Grief." Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the NY State Hospice Association. April 1986.

"Risky Business: Hazardous Sports and Individual Responsibility." Paper presented to the Forum for Death Education and Counseling. Atlanta 9, 1986.

"The Dread Disease." Paper presented to the Forum for Death Education and Counseling Atlanta, April 20, 1986.

"A Time to Certify" (with Denise Smith-Fraser). A paper presented to the State Association of Gerontological Educators. NY, October 1985.

"Seeking Significance." Paper presented to a symposium of the Foundation of Thanatology. NY, November 1985.

Crypto-Widowhood and Real Grief Implications of Psychological and Social Death for Bereavement." Paper presented to a symposium on Alzheimer's Disease of the Foundation of Thanatology. NY, June 16, 1985.

"Disenfranchised Grief." Paper presented to a symposium on Death Education of the Foundation of Thanatology. NY, April 251985.

"Loss Upon Loss: Death After Divorce." Paper presented to the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Forum for Death Education and Counseling. Philadelphia, April 1985.

"The Awareness of Mortality." Paper presented to the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Forum for Death Education and Counseling. Philadelphia, April, 1985.

"Neglected Issues in Death Education." Paper presented to a Symposium on Death Education of the Foundation of Thanatology. NY, March, 1985.

"Building Coalitions with Private Industry: Academic Gerontology in the Corporate World"(with Denise-Smith-Fraser). Paper presented to the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). Washington, DC, February 1985.

"Spiritual Support for the Suffering: Clergy Attitudes toward Bereavement." Paper presented to a Symposium of the Foundation of Thanatology. November 1984.

"Student Goals and Gerontology Needs" (with Denise Smith-Fraser). Paper presented to the State Association of Gerontological Educators (SAGE). October 1984.

"Bereft and Bereaved: Grief in Non-Traditional Relationships." Paper presented by invitation to a symposium of the Foundation of Thanatology. NY, March 27,1984.

"Masters' Practitioners in Gerontology: A Descriptive Survey" (with Denise Smith-Fraser). Roundtable presentation of New York State Association of Gerontological Educators. NY, October 6, 1983.

"Presenter-Symposium on Death and the Aged" (with Dennis Ryan). Northeastern Gerontological Society. Newport, RI, May 6, 1983.

"The Church and the Elderly: The Impact of Changing Age Strata on Congregations. " Paper presented to the Northeastern Gerontological Society. Newport, RI, May 6, 1983.

"Adolescent Attitudes and Beliefs toward the Elderly: The Impact of an Oral History Project." Paper presented at the NY State Sociological Association. Geneva, NY, October 15-16, 1982.

"The Rediscovery of Death: An Analysis of the Emergence of the Death Studies Movement." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Forum for Death Education and Counseling. San Diego, CA, September 27, 1982.

"Staff Interaction with Dying Patients: Critical Issues and Unresolved Variables." Paper presented at the Forum for Death Education and Counseling Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, November 7, 1981.

"Participation in Funeral Rituals and Grief Adjustment." Paper presented to the New York State Sociological Association. Oswego, NY, October 10, 1981.

"Integrating Research into the Undergraduate Social Work Curriculum: An Empirical Evaluation" (with Mary Bricker-Jenkins and Barbara Cavallo). Paper presented at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education. Louisville, NY, March 9, 1981.

"The Discovery of Old Age." Paper presented to the Tri-District Pastoral Conference of the LEMS. NY, October 18,1980.

Directed Workshop on Ministry to the Dying and Bereaved. Atlantic Pastoral Conference, 1978.

INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS (FUNDED)
Capital Funds Grant, 1989. (Hayden, funded for $25,000) Mt. Tremper Lutheran Camp.

Opportunities Fellowship Grant Programs, 1986 (for College of New Rochelle, funded for $25,600). (Renewed, 1987)

Capital Funds Grant, 1986 (Hayden Foundation, funded for $200,000).

NRIC Research Grant, 1983. Clergy Attitudes Toward Funerals and Knowledge of Bereavement.

Capital Improvement Grant, 1983 (for Community Agency, funded for $20,000).

NEH Youth Grant, 1980 (Study on the Impact of an Oral History Project on Adolescent Attitudes Toward the Elderly).

NRIC Research Grant, 1980 (Study on Bereavement).

Delinquency Prevention Grant - Division for Youth, 1979 (for Community Agency, funded for S25.000).

Capital Improvement Grant, 1979.

Workshop on Care for Elderly, 1978.

Capital Improvement Grant, 1978 (for Community Agency, funded for $50,000).

Grant for Development of Social Work Program, 1977.

Library Development Grant, 1976.

Learning Center, Queens, 1975.

Death Studies Resource Center, 1975.

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America, 1993-present.

Editor, Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 1999-present.

Appeared as Commentator on CNN and Nightline

Advisory Board, The Encyclopedia of Death and Human Experience, 2009.

Associate Editor, Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 1994-1999.

Editor, Journeys: A Newsletter for Bereaved, 1995-present.

Scientific Advisory Committee, The Center for the Advancement of Health, for Project on Death in America Study of the Health Consequences of Grief, 2001-2003.

Advisory Committee, Last Passages, (End-of-Life Care for persons with intellectual disabilities) 2002 – 2005.

Site Selection Panel, Rosalynn Carter Institute (for Johnson & Johnson Caregiving Initiative) 2001 – 2008.

Advisory Committee, Consultant, PBS Series, Bill Moyers, On our Own Terms

Editorial Board, Death Studies, 1994-present.

Editorial Board, The Journal of Family Studies, 1996-2003.

Editorial Board, Illness, Crisis and Loss, 1995-present.

Editorial Board, Healing Ministry, 2000 – 2012.

Editorial Board, American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 2000 – present.

Consultant, Leake and Watts (Specialized Foster Care), 1989-1995.

Keynoter, Workshop Leader (Over 30 programs annually for regional conferences)

Editorial Board, National Kidney Foundation, 1992-1995.

Guest Instructor, Association for Death Education and Counseling. Intermediate Death Education Course (with C. Corr), 1990-1992, and 1997; Advanced Death Education Course, 1997-1999.

Guest Instructor, White Plains Hospital Hospice, September-December, 1987 (10-week in service course).

Consultant, NYC Board of Education. In service Education Consultant (Presentations to Guidance Counselors, Educational Evaluators, and School Psychologist on Loss and Grief, Adolescent Suicide).

Guest Instructor, Foundations Course, National Foundation for Funeral Service, Evanston, IL, 1985-1990.

Member Advisory Council, American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, Inc., 1986-2000.

Consultant, Thomas M. Quinn & Sons, 1985-present.

Consultant, IBM Pre-retirement Seminars, 1984-1993.

Consultant, Fordham University Third Age Center, Study on Employment Opportunities for Public Assistance Recipients, 1984.

Consultant for a re-organization study for the Atlantic Districts LCMS, 1981.

Consultant for Study of Lutheran Parochial Schools, 1980-1981

Participant in Seminar on Death Education, University of Rhode Island, Summer, 1975

Research Assistant: Elderly Care Research Center, Detroit, NH, E. Kahana, Director, 1971-1972.

Clinical Practicum, Memorial Hospital, NY, Summer 1971.

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY State 002440-1)

Fellow in Thanatology, ADEC

Certified Grief Counselor, ADEC

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Counseling Association

American Sociological Association (Section Membership in Aging)

Association for Death Education and Counseling

International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
1996 - 1999 Chair, International Work Group on Dying, Death and Bereavement

1995 - 2001 Elected to Board of Directors, International Work Group on Dying, Death and Bereavement

1993 - 1994 President, Association for Death Education and Counseling

1992 - 1993 First Vice President, Association for Death Education and Counseling

1991 - 1992 Elected Second Vice President of Association for Death Education and Counseling

1987 - 1989 Board of Directors, Senior Citizen Services

1985 - 1988 Elected to the Board of Directors, Association for Death Education and Counseling

1987 Co-Chairman, Foundation of Thanatology Symposium on Unsanctioned Grief, April

1985 Convention Chairman, Forum for Death Education and Counseling

1983 Nominations Committee Chairman, Forum for Death Education Counseling

1983 Ad Hoc Committee on Certification Examination, Forum for Death Education and Counseling

1983 Program Committee, 1983 Convention, Gerontological Society

1981 - 1986 Committee on Standards and Ethics, Forum for Death Education and Counseling

HONORS
ADEC Award,
Significant Contributions to the Field, 2014.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Westchester, Service to the Field Annual Award, 2013.

Silver Award, Independent Book Publishers Award. Journeys with Grief: A Collection of Articles about Love, Life, and Loss. 2012.

Silver Metal, Living Now Book Award, Beyond Kübler-Ross: New Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Grief, 2012.

Telly Award, Spirituality and End-of-Life Care Program, 2012.

The Dr. Robert Fulton CDEB Founders Award. The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Center for Death Education and Bioethics, 2011.

The Healing Hand Award, The Billy Esposito Foundation, 2011.

Champion on End-of-Life Care, Idaho End of Life Coalition, 2009.

Honoree of the Year, The Hospice Foundation of Hospice, Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY, 2005.

Scott and White Award, Outstanding Professional Contributions in the Field of Thanatology and Hospice-Related Studies, 2000.

ADEC Award, Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Death Education, 1998.

Distinguished Alumni Award, Concordia College, Commencement, May, 2001.

Faculty Fund Awards 1988, 1994, 2003, 2014.

BCA Honor Award for Program Excellence (NEH funded project on Adolescents & Oral History) 1982.

Listed in Outstanding Young Men of America, 1977, Who's Who in the East, 1991, Who's Who in American Education, 1993, Who’s Who in America, 2000, 2001, 2011-2015.

AAL Fellowship 1974-1977 (3 Awards).

SELECTED FACULTY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Board of Directors, Wartburg Life Care Community, 2000 – 2009.

Member, Advisory Board, Dutchess County, Office of Aging, 2010 – Present

Chair, Institutional Review Board, 2010 – Present

Chair, Council of the Faculty, 2000 – 2002, 2006 – 2008.

Chair, Academic Review Committee, 2001 – 2002, 2012 – Present 

Member, Middle State Steering Committee, 1990 – 1992, 2010 – 2012