Janet Wilmoth

Director, Aging Studies Institute, and Professor, Sociology

Senior Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research
Senior Fellow, Institute for Veterans and Military Families
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Aging and Policy Studies

Curriculum Vitae


Janet Wilmoth has a Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography, with a minor in Gerontology, from the Pennsylvania State University.  She is a Professor of Sociology, Director of the Aging Studies Institute, Senior Research Affiliate in the Center for Policy Research, and Senior Fellow in the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.  Her research utilizes quantitative methods to understand later life well-being from a life course perspective.  She has published in the areas of older adult migration, living arrangements, and health status.  Her recent research explores how military service shapes various life course outcomes related to marriage and family, economic well-being, and disability. Her research has received funding from the National Institute on Aging, the Social Security Administration, and the National Poverty Center. Professor Wilmoth has authored over 60 articles and book chapters, and coedited Gerontology: Perspectives and Issues, 3rd and 4th Editions,  Life Course Perspectives on Military Service, and Later-Life Social Support and Service Provision in Diverse and Vulnerable Populations.  


Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1995
M.A., Pennsylvania State Univeristy, 1992
B.A., Lenoir-Rhyne College, 1990

Email: jwilmoth@syr.edu

Phone: (315) 443-5053

Location: 314 Lyman Hall