elizabeth chapleski

elizabeth chapleski

Part-time Faculty



elizabeth chapleski

Middle name



Elizabeth Edson Chapleski received an MSW and PhD from the joint doctoral program in social work and sociology at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, focusing on gerontology and research. A retired associate professor of research from the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology, Chapleski currently is employed as a part-time Social Work faculty teaching interdisciplinary gerontology. Her research and publications have focused on minority elders, specifically older American Indians of the Great Lakes region. Chapleski has conducted numerous research projects funded from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Aging and recently consulted and authored the Stakeholder Analysis Report of the 2020 Community Needs Assessment, Detroit Area Agency on Aging (with Dr. Faith Hopp).

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Sociology and Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • A.M., Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • M.S.W., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • A.B., Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Teaching Interests

Issues of Aging/Gerontology

Areas of Expertise

  • Gerontology
  • Native American culture
  • Survey research methods

Personal Interests

  • American Indian Cultural and Social issues
  • Needs Assessments and Survey Methods

Courses Taught

  • Survey Research Methods (crosslisted Soc/PolSi/Anthro/SW/LibSci)
  • SW 7995 Interdisciplinary Gerontology


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