Dr. Lorraine Mercer
Associate Professor, Gerontology and Religious Studies Departments, Huntington University
Dr. Lorraine Mercer is an Associate Professor in the Gerontology and Religious Studies Departments at Huntington University. She is also the Director of Huntington University’s Lougheed Teaching and Learning Centre, which contributes to leadership and innovation in learning in Northern Ontario. She is an advocate and practitioner of active, experiential, and innovative learning. As a result, she is the recipient of numerous leadership and teaching awards at her university.
Dr. Mercer’s career has always involved older adults, whether as a social worker with the Mennonite Central Committee in Labrador, a pastoral care provider in long-term care homes, or a volunteer coordinator for community-based hospice care. Currently, she is active with her local Elder Abuse Network and hospice/palliative care services. She is also a consultant on gerontology curriculum and is currently conducting research on intercultural gerontology curriculum in Canada and South Africa. Her primary motivation in her work is to advance human development of the young and old through gerontology education.