Diane M. Spokus
Instructor of Health Policy and Administration
501 Donald H. Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802
B.S., Human Development and Family Studies/Gerontology Minor, The Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., Adult Education, The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Workforce Education/Training and Development, The Pennsylvania State University
Ten years teaching experience with Resident and Continuing Education programs
Human Resource Management in Healthcare
Health Policy Issues
HPA Internship Program
Healthcare Workforce Shortages: Training, Management, Retention & Recruitment
Health and Aging with Chronic Illnesses; Workplace Redesign
Job Satisfaction & Quality of Work Life
Examples of Collaborative Projects
Personal Home Care Certificate
National Certified Health Education Specialist
Needs Assessment of the Healthcare Industry, Warren County, PA
Research Associate, Hartford Foundation Project, The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State School of Nursing, University Park
Research Assistant, Penn State School of Nursing, Potentially Inappropriate Use of Medication in the Elderl
Health Educator/Outreach Coordinator, Southcentral PA Area Health Education Center (PA AHEC), Healthy Lifestyles Train-the Trainer Program, Using Diabetes as a Model
Research Technologist, Gerontology Center, The Pennsylvania State University, Psychometric and physical assessments of elderly.
Area Representative, PA Area Health Education Center (PA Area Health Education Center), College of Medicine, Hershey Coordinated professional development programs for healthcare practitioners
Personal Care Home Certification
Program Coordinator, Noll Physiological Research Center, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Organized and implemented PEPPI Exercise program for Penn State and PA Department of Aging Prime Time Health
Rothwell, William J., Sterns, Harvey L., Spokus, Diane M., Reaser, Joel.
(2008).Working Longer: New Strategies for Managing, Training and Retaining Older Employees. New York: AMACOM.
Sterns, H. & Spokus D. (2013). Lifelong learning and the world of work. In Older Workers in an Ageing Society. Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., Cheltenham: UK.
Spokus, D. (2010). A first exploratory study of competencies of appreciative inquiry practitioners: Discovery. In Newhard, M. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University. Two case studies.
Spokus, D. (2008) In progress. Factors Influencing Older Healthcare Worker Quality of Life and Intent to Continue to Work.
Spokus, D. (2008). Succession Practices in New York State Government. In Rothwell, W., Alexander, J., & Bernhard, M. (Eds.), Cases in Government Succession Planning: Action-Oriented Strategies for Public Sector Human Capital Management, Workforce Planning, Succession Planning and Talent Management. Amherst, MA: HRD Press.
Spokus, D., Allison, J., Croft, C., Garraty, M., Gentry, P., Myers, M., Reich, L., Sargeant, D., (Eds.)(2008). PA Healthcare Employer Toolkit: A Guide to Recruiting and Retaining Older Healthcare Workers. Funded by the Southcentral PA WIB and the PA Department of Aging.
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