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Professor Frank Eyetsemitan

Professor of Psychology


Professor of Psychology; Chair, Division of Social Sciences;
Chair, Graduate Studies
McKendree College, Illinois, USA



McKendree College,
701 College Road
Lebanon, Illinois 62254





Dr. Eyetsemitan is professor of psychology, the current chair of the social sciences division (comprising the departments of psychology, sociology and political sciences) and co-ordinator of the gerontology minor programme at McKendree College in Illinois, USA. After obtaining his Ph.D at the university of Jos, Nigeria, Dr Eyetsemitan did post-doctoral work in gerontology at the University of Michigan where he also was a visiting associate professor in African and Afro-American Studies. His publications have appeared in prominent journals and his co-authored book on "Aging and Adult Development in Developing Societies: Applying Western Theories and Concepts" discusses the appropriateness or inappropriateness of applying key Western theories and concepts in gerontology to non-Western societies, with implications for both researchers and practitioners.


Key research/capacity building interests


Research Interests

  • Intergenerational relationships
  • Aging in Western and non-Western cultural contexts
  • Death & Dying in non-Western cultures
  • Adult grief outcomes

Capacity Building Interests

  • Gerontology curriculum development
  • Manpower development
  • Consultancy

Key methodological skills

Quantitative data analysis


Current/planned research

Quality of life in old age


Current engagement in capacity building

  • Gerontology curriculum development
  • Manpower development
  • Consultancy