Elizabeth Chapleski

Elizabeth Chapleski

Part-time Faculty



Elizabeth Chapleski

Middle name



Chapleski was a student of the joint doctoral program in social work and sociology at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor graduating with an MSW and PhD focusing on gerontology and research. A retired associate professor of research from the Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology, Chapleski currently is employed as the Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate program in Gerontology and part-time Social Work faculty, teaching interdisciplinary gerontology. Additionally, she is a consultant and grant writer for the American Indian Health & Family Services in Detroit. Her research and publications have focused on minority elders, specifically older American Indians of the Great Lakes region. Chapleski has conducted numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Aging. 





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

 SW 7995