Dr. Carolyn Peck received her formal education from Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, Oklahoma. Degrees awarded include: bachelor’s degree in sociology, a master’s degree in family relations and a doctor of philosophy degree in human environmental science.
Dr. Peck taught as Adjunct faculty at Southern Nazarene University and the University of Oklahoma at Norman for ten years and seven years respectively while living in Oklahoma City. She has over twenty years of direct field experience in working with the elderly and their caregivers and in end of life care.
Carolyn joined the College of Education & Human Service at UIS in fall 2002 as assistant professor of human services. Her areas of teaching focus on Gerontology and end of life issues. Dr. Peck has conducted research on compassion fatigue in geriatric case managers with the Illinois department on Aging. This research has been published in a peer review publication. She writes several book reviews annually for the international journal Educational Gerontology. In 2010, Dr. Peck was the recipient of the UIS Faculty Excellence Award. Recipients of this award are nominated by their peers for showing evidence of mentoring and teaching excellence.
Dr. Pecks’ presentation themes at national conferences include: Death dying & bereavement, caregiver issues, compassion fatigue in geriatric case managers, and challenges and opportunities of aging boomers.
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