Dr. Charlene Lane
Office: 323 Shippen Hall
BA in Psychology, York College
Masters in Clinical Social Work, New York University
Doctorate in Social Work, Adelphi University
Dr. Charlene G. Lane is a Licensed Clinical
Social Worker who has clinical as well as administrative experiences. Dr. Lane
holds a BA degree in Psychology from York College (CUNY) a Masters in Clinical
Social Work from New York University and a Doctorate in Social Work from
Adelphi University in Garden City New York. Her area of research focused on community dwelling older
adults perceptions of themselves and their primary care experiences. Dr. Lane is
particularly interested in the lived experiences of older adults in Naturally
Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC) and has implemented mental health as well as inter-generational
programs at Rochdale Village NORC in South Jamaica, Queens, NY.
Prior to relocating to Central Pennsylvania,
Dr. Lane maintained a thriving private practice in Long Island New York where
she met the mental health and care management needs of older adults and their
care givers. She also served in the capacity of Director of Social Work at a
Nursing home in Long Island New York and
a member of the Nassau County Adult Protective Service Committee prior
to teaching. In addition to her clinical and administrative experiences, Dr.
Lane has taught as an adjunct professor since 2004 at Fordham University and
Touro College (both in New York). Prior to joining the Shippensburg family, Dr.
Lane served as an Assistant Professor at York College (CUNY), New York in the
Department of Health, Physical Education & Gerontology where she mentored
students with their respective research projects.
Dr. Lane has presented at conferences both
nationally and internationally.
She has worked collaboratively with several
senior centers and Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities in the New York
Dr. Lane is proud of her Afro-Caribbean heritage,
it is her desire to conduct a comparative analysis between community dwelling
older adults in her native Trinidad and those in the USA (central PA). Dr. Lane
attributes her passion for the elderly to her beloved maternal grandfather who
was a pioneers in his time and who was cognitively intact until his death at
the age of 100.