Carmen Morano, PhD, MSW

Center Director

Dr. Morano is a Professor and Founding Director of the Hartford Silberman Center of Excellence in Aging and Diversity. He is a John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar (2003-2005) and is a nationally recognized leader in gerontological social work. Carmen was the first social work educator to be elected Chair of the HRSA Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-based Linkages and is the Managing Editor of the Journal for Gerontological Social Work, and the Co-Director of the AGE SW Geriatric Social Work Pre-Dissertation Initiative. Dr. Morano is the social work faculty representative on the Integrating Transdisciplinary Education Cornell-Hunter project funded by Macy Foundation and PI on the Gerontology Competency-based Curriculum Project funded by the New York Community Trust. He is also a Co-Investigator on the project titled: Partnerships for Person-Centered and Participant-Directed Long-Term Services and Supports (Project PIs; Drs. Nancy Hooyman and Kevin Mahoney). Dr. Morano has received the Maryland Chapter-NASW Social Work Educator of Year Award (2005), the Florida International University Silver Torch Award for Alumni (2008), the AGE-SW Leadership Award (2010), and the Hartford Leadership Award for his work on the John A. Hartford Pre-Dissertation Program (2012).