Dr. Ruth V. Walker


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, 2016, Adult Development and Aging, The University of Akron
  • MA, 2013, Adult Development and Aging, The University of Akron
  • BA, 2011, Psychology, The University of Akron
  • AAS, 2008, Early Childhood Development, The University of Akron


  • Families in Later Life
  • Senior Citizens: Policies and Politics
  • Gender Issues in Later Life
  • Aging and Identity in Literature and Film

Research and professional interests

  • Ageism. Specifically how experiences with ageism intersect with other forms of oppression (e.g., sexism, racism, transphobia) to affect health and well-being.
  • Bystander behavior and sexual assault. I am interested in better understanding what factors affects how willing someone is to intervene to prevent a sexual assault from happening.
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods.