Russell Ward


Russell WardExpertise: Aging

Contact Info:

  • Office: 328 Arts & Sciences Building
  • Phone: (518) 442-4665
  • Mailing Address:
  • 1400 Washington Ave.
    Arts & Sciences 351
    University at Albany
    Albany, NY 12222

CV: Curriculum Vitae


  • 1974 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin
  • 1971 M.A., Sociology, University of Wisconsin
  • 1969 B.A., Chemistry, University of Rochester

Recent Research Projects

  • Aging Parents and Adult Children -- This project uses two waves from the National Survey of Families and Households to study relations between adult children and their aging parents. We have analyzed how adult children’s coresidence relates to quality of parent-child and marital relations, and are beginning to examine the connections among parents’ relationships with multiple adult children.

Research Interests

  • Aging/Social Gerontology
  • Family
  • Gender
  • Medical Sociology

Courses Taught

  • SOC220: Introduction to Social Research
  • SOC384: Sociology of Aging
  • SOCuuu: Aging and Family Issues
  • SOC509: Research Methods
  • SOC662: Sociology of Aging