A graduate of the USM adult education masters program, Gail has spent over 20 years in adult and community education. In addition to her work in public school adult education, Gail spent 7 years in the continuing education department of Weber State University ( Ogden, UT) as a program developer. At Weber she was able to combine her interest in gerontology with her work while administering an Academy for Lifelong Learning and an Elderhostel program. Gail also taught student success skills and had the opportunity to adapt the course curriculum for sections of non-traditional students.
Gail has a bachelors degree in recreation from Brigham Young University ( Provo, UT) and earned her Ph.D. in adult and post-secondary education from the University of Wyoming. She is currently co-director and workplace skills coordinator for Portland Adult Education. In addition to her interest in older learners, Gail is researching the meaning of ethics and power to the adult educator.