Tobin, Sheldon S(idney)

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TOBIN, Sheldon S(idney)

TOBIN, Sheldon S(idney). American, b. 1931. Genres: Gerontology/Senior issues. Career: Intern in clinical psychology at Michael Reese Hospital, 1961-62; University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration and Committee on Human Development, Chicago, IL, research associate in human development, 1962-63, instructor, 1963-65, assistant professor, 1966-73, associate professor of gerontology and psychology, 1973-82; State University of New York at Albany, professor of social welfare and public affairs and policy, 1982-, director of Ringel Institute of Gerontology, 1982-90. Albany Medical College, adjunct professor, 1985-. Editor-in-Chief, The Gerontolo- gist, 1985-88. White House Conference on Aging, member of technical committee on training, 1970-71; National Society to Prevent Blindness, member of planning committee, 1984-86, chair of subcommittee on Visual Quality of Life for Older Adults, 1985-86; Industries for the Blind of New York State, member of board, 1986-, corporate secretary, 1988-89, treasurer, 1989-90, chairman, 1990-; Association of Gerontologists in Higher Education, chair of development committee, 1987-89, member of faculty development task force, 1989-. Consultant to organizations on services to the aged. Publications: (with M.A. Lieberman) Last Home for the Aged: Critical Implications of Institutionalization, 1976; (with S.M. Davidson and A. Sack) Effective Social Services for Older Americans, 1976; (with Lieberman) The Experience of Old Age: Stress, Coping, and Survival, 1983; (with J.W. Ellor and S.M. Anderson-Ray) Enabling the Elderly: Religious Institutions within the Community Service System, 1986; Personhood in Advanced Old Age: Implications for Practice, 1991. EDITOR: Current Gerontology: Long-Term Care, 1982; (with R.A. Ward) Health in Aging: Sociological Issues and Policy Directions, 1987; (with G. Smith, E. Robertson-Tehibo, P. Powers) Strengthening Aging Families: Diversity in Practise and Policy, 1995. Address: School of Social Welfare, State University of New York at Albany, 135 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12222, U.S.A.