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Master of Social Work

Hunhui Oh


Assistant Professor

Social Work

54th Street, Office 23
1950 E 54th St.
Davenport, IA 52807

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


Hunhui Oh, MSW, MA, PhD

Teaches Gerontological Social Work and Research Design and Program Evaluation 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 expertise in both theory and practice of Social Gerontology and Gerontological Social Work.

Education and Training

PhD, MA, University of Florida
Social Gerontology

University of Southern California
Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

MSW, Case Western Reserve University
Gerontological Social Work

BS, Korea University, South Korea 
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Areas of Professional Interest

  • Aging and the Life Course
  • Gerontological Social Work
  • Positive Human Development
  • Wisdom
  • Cross-Cultural Social Work Practice
  • Organizational Social Work
  • Program Evaluation
  • Data Visulization
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Hospice and Palliative Care

Recent or Noteworthy Publications

Oh, Hunhui, Ardelt, M., Cox, K. (2016). Daughters' Generation: The Importance of Having Daughter Living Nearby for Older Korean Immigrants' Mental Health. Journal of Family Issues:  Sage Journals. doi:10.1177/0192513X16640023

Ardelt, M., & Oh, Hunhui (2016). Theories of wisdom and aging. In V.L., Bengtson & R.A., Settersten (Eds.), the Handbook of Theories of Aging. 3rd Ed., pp. 599-619. San Diego, California: Springer.

Ardelt, M., & Oh, Hunhui (in press). Correlates of Wisdom. In W. Whitbourne & K. Roberto. (Eds.), the Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging. San Diego, California: Wiley Blackwell.

Ebener, J., & Oh, Hunhui (in press). A Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Long-Term Care Facilities. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, Taylor & Francis

Ardelt, M., & Oh, Hunhui (invited book chapter in progress). Positive Personality Development, Wisdom, and Spirituality in Young Adulthood. In Eeva Kallio et al., International Handbook on Adult Development.

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, Ardelt, M., & K.-Cox, Tanya (Nov, 2015). Daughters' Generation: The Importance of Having Daughters Living Nearby for Older Korean Immigrants' Mental Health. Symposium Presentation at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), 2015, Orlando, FL.

Oh, Hunhui (Oct, 2015). Wisdom and the Life Course Perspective: A Comparative Study of Rural Wisdom. Society for the Study of Human Development, Texas.

Oh, Hunhui (Oct, 2014). Council on Social Work Education: Advancing Social Work Education, Tampa, FL.

Oh, Hunhui (July, 2014). National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Virtual Conference.

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.

10+ more conference presentations and attendance

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