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About Nancy Ann Orel

Dr. Orel came to BGSU in 2000. Dr. Orel received her BA in Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1978, her MA in Guidance from the University of Toledo in 1983, and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Toledo in 1999. Dr. Orel was previously an assistant professor of Gerontology at Lourdes College, and served as Assistant to the Editor at the Journal of Counselor Education and Supervision.
As a licensed professional counselor, Dr. Orel's professional experience includes over 15 years of clinical experience working with older adults. She was the Executive Director of the Washtenaw County Council on Aging, former member of both the Turner Geriatric Clinic Advisory Board and the Eastern Michigan University Gerontology Advisory Board.
Dr. Orel's teaching and research interests include qualitative studies exploring grandchildren's perceptions of grandparent-grandchild relationships, and grandchildren's perceptions of multigenerational care giving. Her current research interests include studies in gerontological counseling, and investigating the impact of disruptive life events (e.g., care giving, divorce) on retirement patterns among women of the Baby Boom generation.


Present Professor, Department of Human Services, Bowling Green State University Human Services


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Office: 218 Health Center
Phone: 419-372-7768