Donnelle Eargle
Donnelle EargleOnline Health Administration Faculty
PhD, University of Arizona
MEd, University of Georgia
BA, Winthrop College

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Donnelle Eargle has been an Educational Gerontologist since 1976. A pioneer in the field of Geriatric Rehabilitation, she has served the aging communities of Atlanta (GA), Tucson (AZ), Boston (MA), Worcester (MA)., and greater Portland (ME). She has held teaching, research, and administrative posts at Harvard Medical School (geriatric psychiatry); Univ. of Massachusetts Medical Center (Center on Aging); Clark University (graduate programs); Saint Joseph’s College of Maine (M.H.A. & Long-Term Care), and five Colleges of the Worcester Consortium Gerontology Studies Program (CGSP). As a doctoral student, she worked for the Veterans Administration (Phoenix) and the Long-Term Care Administration Program of the Univ. of Arizona. Prior to her Ph.D. studies, she served as Regional Director for Atlanta (GA) Senior Housing / Housing & Urban Development.

In her spare time she enjoys music (mostly classical & jazz), her family, her dog, and mentoring.


American Society on Aging

Forum on Religion, Spirituality, & Aging

Older Learners

Association for Gerontology in Higher Education

Leading Age


The National Distinguished Service in Medical Rehabilitation Award (twice honored)

Distinguished Service Award, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Association

Leadership in Gerontology Award

Worcester Consortium Gerontology Program (twice honored)

Numerous Accolades from Gerontology, Health Administration, and Theology students


Age Blog, Health Administration Program, “Health Technologies & Elder Care.”

Pedogogical Methods

  • Adult Learning
  • Participatory, Interactive Learning