Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work

Faculty & Staff Directory

Marcia Spira, PhD

Title/s: Associate Dean for Academics, Professor and Director of the Institute for Intergenerational Study and Practice

Office #: Maguire Hall 502

Phone: 312.915.7580

E-mail: mspira@luc.edu


Ph.D.  University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
M.S.S.W.  University of Wisconsin- Madison
B.S.  University of Wisconsin - Madison

Dr. Spira joined the faculty in 1996. She teaches courses in both the M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs, in the methods and HBSE sequences. Dr. Spira's research and writing focus on older adults and intergenerational families, as well as women's health and the impact of health concerns on family relationships.

Program Areas

Courses Currently Teaching/Teaching Areas:
Individuals and Families 503 and 504
Social Work with Older Adults  632
Summer Institute on Aging   - special topics  634

Research Interests

Current Research Projects:
Hartford Practicum Partnership in Aging Education - John A. Hartford Foundation
Interdisciplinary Teams in Work with Older Adults/Elder Law Initiative Loyola - Scholl Foundation
Gerospecialization in Social Work -  CSWE

Professional & Community Affiliations

Community and Professional Service:
Chair Committee on Aging – NASW/Il
Sister City Program City of Osaka- sponsored  by City of Chicago
Advisory Board Gabe Miller Foundation

International Experience:
Rome Campus  2006, 2007

Selected Publications

Recent Faculty Scholarship:
Integrative Seminar in a Geriatric Consortium, BJSW (In revision) Authors: Spira, Marcia and Teigiser, Karen. Date Submitted: 01-Aug-2008. Caring for your aging parents (in press) Random House, Co-authored with M. Angelari, J.D.