Dr. Carol A. Gosselink


Role: Faculty Emeritus
Campus: Springfield



  • PhD, Sociology/Gerontology, 1987, Iowa State University, Best dissertation award
  • MPA, Public Administration, 1981, Drake University
  • BA, English, 1979, Central College, Valedictorian


  • Families in Later Life
  • Community Resources for Older Adults
  • Gender and Aging Issues
  • Aging Public Policy
  • Death and Human Behavior
  • Gerontology Senior Seminar
  • Gerontology Practicum

Research and professional interests

  • Mother-daughter attachment and loss caregiving
  • Bereavement
  • Animal rights

Awards and honors

  • Nominated for SMS Excellence in Advising Award, Missouri State University, 2005
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP), 2006