Professor of Social Work
Office: Room 136 Gries Hall
Ph.D., Social Work (1990) University of Pittsburgh
M.A. , Applied Behavioral Sciences (1983) Wright State University
B.S., Social Rehabilitation (1976), Urbana University
Research Interests: assisted living for older adults, dementia and caregiving, social insurance programs for older adults in the U.S., collaborative teaching and learning.
Teaching Areas: social welfare history, current U.S. social welfare policies and programs, policy analysis, gerontology, aging public policies and programs
|1992 – present||Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, Professor|
|1990 – 1992||Ohio University, Social Work Department, Athens, OH, Assistant Professor|
|1988 - 1989||Ohio University, Sociology Department, Athens, OH, Adjunct Instructor|
|1987 - 1988||Rio Grande College, Social Work Department, Assistant Professor|
|1986 – 1987||Central State University, Social Welfare Department, Wilberforce, OH, Assistant Professor|
|1985 – 1986||Wittenberg University, Sociology Department, Springfield, OH, Instructor|
|1983 – 1985||University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work, Pittsburgh, PA, Graduate Teaching Assistant|
|1980 – 1982||Wright State University, Sociology Department, Dayton, OH, Graduate Teaching Assistant|
Social Work Practice
|1982 – 1983||Children’s Protective Services, Champaign County Welfare Department, Urbana, OH|
|1976 – 1980||Adult Protective Services, Champaign County Welfare Department, Urbana, OH|
Cianciolo, P.K. (Ed.). (2005). When the brain fails to do its work: Dementia education for high school students. Marquette, MI: Northern Michigan University, Center for Gerontological Studies (grant project funded by the Administration on Aging).
Cianciolo, P.K., & Zupan, L.L. (2004). Developing a training program on issues in aging for correctional workers. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 24, 3, 23-38.
Cianciolo, P.K., & Henderson, T.L. (March 2003). Infusing aging and public policy into gerontology courses: Collaborative learning to teach about Social Security and Medicare. Educational Gerontology, 29, 3, 217-233.
Internal Research Grant for Professional Development, College of Professional Studies, Northern Michigan University (2006) Evaluating Teacher Usage of a Dementia Education Project for High School Students in a Rural Area - $3,500
Administration on Aging Grant, Center for Gerontological Studies at Northern Michigan University (2003-2005) Principle Investigator - $200,000
Interdepartmental/Interdisciplinary Collaborative Project Incentive Program Grant, Northern Michigan University (1999-2000) Training Module Development - Dealing with the Older Inmate with Linda Zupan, Criminal Justice Department, Northern Michigan University - $4,000