Jarrott, Shannon, Ph.D.



Curriculum Vitae

PhD - Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999
MS - Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995
BS - Human Development and Family Studies, The University of California, Davis, 1992

Areas of Expertise
Community building that connects all the generations
Family caregiving
Community based services for older adults
Observational data collection
Interprofessional development for community program sustainability

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students
Instruction (online/in-class)
Grant development
Community based participatory action research initiatives
Career planning


Dr. Shannon Jarrott is a Professor of Social Work at The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on intergenerational community building strategies. She has studied programs involving a wide range of youth and elders for over 20 years (at Penn State and Virginia Tech). Trained as a gerontologist, Dr. Jarrott has specialized in community-based services, therapeutic programming, and research strategies involving frail older adults, such as those with Alzheimer’s disease. She enjoys research collaboration with students, practitioners, and researchers across diverse disciplines. Dr. Jarrott has contributed to United Nations, education abroad, and other international efforts to promote intergenerational theory, research, and practice.