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Jarrott, Shannon, PhD

Jarrott, Shannon, PhD

Professor & Director of Faculty Development

Pronouns: She/Her

614-247-1963 |

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Shannon Jarrott is a Professor of Social Work at the Ohio State University. Her research focuses on intergenerational community building strategies. Trained as a gerontologist, Dr. Jarrott has studied community-based services, therapeutic programming, and research strategies involving a wide range of youth and older adults possessing diverse strengths and needs, such as chronic disease and disability. Dr. Jarrott collaborates extensively with students, practitioners, and researchers across diverse disciplines. She has contributed to United Nations, NIH, USDA, and international efforts to promote developmental theory, research, and practice.


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

Areas of Expertise

Aging studies
Intergenerational strategies to enhance individual and community development
Community-based participatory research
Attitudes toward diverse and marginalized groups

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students

Adult development and aging
Intergenerational responses to community need and opportunity
Community-based participatory research
Family caregiving
Theoretically informed interventions
Professional development