Connecting the Younger Generations: Younger Faculty Mentoring Older Faculty

  • Ellen M. Burkemper Saint Louis University
  • Marla Berg-Weger Saint Louis University


More experienced, but chronologically younger, faculty can pass on gerontological academic interest to junior, but chronologically older, faculty. This narrative reflects the importance of interpersonal relationships in intellectual inquiry. The interweaving of personal life events with professional expertise can provide some insight towards understanding the development of an academic gerontological social work partnership.

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