Faculty & Staff

Marian Spencer, RN, MS

Lecturer of Gerontology
College of Public and Community Service



CAGS, Public Health Nursing/Gerontology, Boston University
CAGS, Rehabilitation Nursing, Boston University
MS, Nursing, Boston University
BS, Nursing, Boston University

Additional Information

Marian Spencer has been teaching undergraduate courses in gerontology at CPCS since 1991. Prior to joining the college, she was an Associate Professor, Emeritus, at Boston University . She is a professional nurse with an extensive background in administration and teaching, gerontology and community service related work. Marian is also the President of the Council of Elders and Forward Inc., which facilitates planning and development of supportive housing for low and middle-income elders. She is also a Board Member on Boston Aging Concerns; Massachusetts Association of Older Americans; Mt. Pleasant Home (Assisted Living) in Jamaica Plain; the Mass Mental Health Advisory Board; and Massachusetts Peer Review Organization.

Evaluates the following competencies:
•  Exploring Culture
•  Participation in Government
•  Value Conflicts
•  Critical Practice
•  Working With Elders
•  Concepts of Aging
•  Demographics and Economics in Aging
•  Health and Physical Aspects in Aging
•  Intervention with Elders in Institutional Settings
•  Intervention with Elders in Community Settings