Master of Social Work

Hunhui Oh

Assistant Professor

Social Work

54th Street, Office 10
1950 E 54th St.
Davenport, IA 52807

Mailing Address:
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Hunhui Oh, MSW, MA, PhD

Teaches Social Problems with clinical practice experiences in gerontological settings which include long-term care facility, hospice, health promotion agency, Asian senior centers, and etc. He has certificates of gerontology from both Case Western Reserve University and University of Florida with competencies in both theory and practice of Gerontological Sociology and Social Work.

Education and Training

PhD, MA, University of Florida

University of Southern California

MSW, Case Western Reserve University
Gerontological Social Work

BS, Korea University, Sejong, South Korea 
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Areas of Professional Interest

  • Aging and the Life Course
  • Gerontological Social Work
  • Positive Human Development
  • Wisdom,
  • Social Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Social Work Practice
  • Organizational Social Work
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Clicinal Social Work
  • Family and Social Work

Recent or Noteworthy Publications

Oh, Hunhui, Ardelt, M., Cox, K., (under review). Social Support Network Changes and Their Roles in Adaptation and Mental Health Among Korean Elderly Immigrants. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

Ardelt, M., Achenbaum, W.A., & Oh, Hunhui. (2013) The Paradoxical Nature of Personal Wisdom and Its Relation to Human Development. In M. Ferrari and N. Weststrate (Eds.), The Scientific Study of Personal Wisdom (pp.265-297): Springer.

Ardelt, Monika & Oh, Hunhui. (2010). Wisdom: Definition, Assessment, and Its Relation to Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging. In: D. Jeste and C. Depp (eds.): Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging, Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing (A slightly different version of this chapter was published in the Journal of the Korean Gerontological Society, 28(3): 619-643.

Professional Presentations Experience:

Oh, Hunhui (June, 2013). Wisdom and well-being: An extreme case analysis of laypeople’s conceptions of wisdom and wise persons and the roles of social networks. Symposium Organizer and Chair; “Wisdom across Cultures: An ancient concept in digital age.” Presented at the 20th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) conference, Seoul, Korea.

Oh, Hunhui (November, 2012). Do you want to age successfully or wisely? A sociological approach in search for the universal roots of positive human development. ESPO Presidential Symposium at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2012 meeting, San Diego, California, USA.

Oh, Hunhui (November, 2012). Wisdom in life: An extreme case analysis for understanding positive human development. Wisdom Symposium at the GSA 2012 meeting, San Diego, California, USA.

Oh, Hunhui (2011). Wisdom and Well-being: A Network Analysis of Wisdom Characteristics and Its Association with Well-being. At the 2011 Korean Gerontological Association (KSA) Conference (paper), Yongin, South Korea.

Oh, Hunhui (2011).Wisdom in Life: Searching for the Roots of Positive Human Development Throughout the Life Course. At the 2011 Oak Hammock Symposium (paper), Gainesville, FL.

Oh, Hunhui (2010). The Continuity and Transition of Social Support Network: A Cross-Wave Longitudinal Study in the Case of Older Korean Immigrants in the U.S. At the 2010 GSA meeting (paper), New Orleans, LA.

Oh, Hunhui (2010). The Patterns and Contents of Social Support Network Changes and Their Relation to Mental Health Among Korean Elderly Immigrants. At the ASA Round Table, Atlanta, GA on July, 2010.

Oh, Hunhui (2010). Social Support Network Changes and Their Effects on Mental Health among Korean Elderly Immigrants. Awarded the best research paper at the UF GSC (Graduate School Council) meeting on Feb. 3, 2010.

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