Dr. Brandy Renee McCann is the holder of the Endowed Professorship in Gerontology.
McCann is an assistant professor of Gerontology and has vast teaching experience with digital and distance learning, global perspective and critical analysis of inequalities in later life.
She obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in English from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. McCann earned her Ph.D. in gerontology from Virginia Tech as well, concentrating on family studies.
Her current research concerns the long-term influences of the War on Poverty among older adults, which builds on her award-winning dissertation and Kappa Omicron Nu fellowship.
McCann’s work is published in leading gerontology journals, and she regularly presents at the Gerontological Society of America.
She holds current memberships in the Appalachian Studies Association, the Gerontological Society of America and the National Council on Family Relations.McCann gives back to the community via professional service, workshops and outreach, but also in a more unique fashion: She is a yoga instructor and has experience teaching chair yoga to older adults living in institutions.
About the Endowment:
The Endowed Professorship in Gerontology endowment was established to encourage and reward excellence in teaching, learning and research at ULM.