SHAARP Director

Dr. Lesley Ross

Dr. Ross is an Associate Professor of Psychology, the SmartLife Endowed Chair of Aging and Cognition, and the Associate Director of the Institute of Engaged Aging at Clemson University. Dr. Ross was an Associate Professor of Human and Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University until 2020 when she joined Clemson University. Click here to read her research biography.

Secondary Appointments:

  • Affiliate Faculty, Center for Healthy Aging, Pennsylvania State University

  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • Visiting Faculty, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing, Australian National University

Teaching Interests:

At the undergraduate level, Dr. Ross enjoys teaching Adult Development and Aging; Honors Research Methods; and Honors Professional Development. At the graduate level, she enjoys teaching Professional Development; Ethics Successful Aging; and Cognitive Aging, Assessment and Intervention. 

Conflict of Interest: None

Dr. Ross