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Grace Boswell, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Department of Human Services
(919) 932-4669


  • Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
  • M.A. Case Western Reserve University

Professional Interests

Grave Boswell, Ph.D., worked in corporate America over a 10-year period as an engineer. She has worked over 15 years in teaching and social science research, including 5 years as a research scientist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute on Aging. Taking a humanistic perspective, her research investigated health outcomes, including psychosocial wellbeing, and the role of religiosity/spirituality in the lives of older adults who are living with chronic illnesses. Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals. Additionally, she is published in Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology on the topic: Cultural Diversity and Aging: Ethnicity, Minorities, and Subcultures (2007).

Dr. Boswell also consulted on research at North Carolina A & T State University regarding the genetic link to Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, she is an Adjunct Professor of Gerontology in the Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health and Justice at Nova Southeastern University. Her professional services will reflect her background in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, which will be applied in various social science disciplines. She is certified through the Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies to teach Guided Autobiographical writing (GAB), a life review process.

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