Dr. Jyotsna "Josi" Kalavar

Dr. Jyotsna "Josi" Kalavar

 Dr. Jyotsna "Josi" Kalavar

Dr. Jyotsna "Josi" Kalavar, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies

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Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
Phone:  724-334-6745
Email:  jmk18@psu.edu
Web page: http://sites.psu.edu/jkalavar/

Kalavar, Jyotsna "Josi" M., Ph.D. - University of Maryland, 1990

Dr. Kalavar's research interest focuses on intergenerational relations, transnational care, and diverse experiences of aging (homebound rural elderly, immigrant elderly, institutionalized elderly).

 

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 - Arlene E. Hall Service Award, Penn State University New Kensington
  • 2013 - Excellence in Teaching Award, Penn State University New Kensington
  • 2012 - John Romano Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Award, Penn State University
  • 2011 - Fellow status conferred, Gerontological Society of America
  • 2004-2007 - International Executive, Association of Gerontology in India     
  • 2004-2005 - Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Award, Council for International Exchange of Scholars
  • 2004 - Biographical citation, Marquis’s Who’s Who in America (58th edition)
  • 2002-2004 - Elected Vice President (Psychosocial Division), Association of Gerontology in India (AGI)
  • 2000 - Honorary Life Membership awarded by AASTHA Foundation, India

Recent Publications

Kalavar, J.M., Zarit, S. & Ferracio, B. (2015).  Transnational Support of Asian Indian Elderly in India: Examining Patterns of Exchange.  Care Management Journals, 16 (3), 141-149.

Kalavar, J.M., Buzinde, C.N., Manuel-Navarrete, D., & Kohli, N. (2015).  Gerotranscendence and Life Satisfaction: Examining Age Differences at the Maha Kumbha Mela.  Journal of Religion, Spirituality, & Aging, 27:1, 2-15.  DOI: 10.1080/15528030.2014.924086

Research Funding

Funded Projects

Kalavar, J. M., "Transnational Caregiving: Perspectives of Adult Offspring in the United States," PSNK RDG support.  October 2013- December 2014.

Kalavar, J. M. (Co-Investigator), Buzinde, C. (Co-Principal Investigator), Kohli, N. (Supporting), Manuel-Navarrete, D. (Co-Investigator), Huntington, S. (Co-Investigator), Grant, "Religious practices and their influence on individual wellbeing and environmental ethics: the case of pilgrimage tourism by the ganges," Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University.  November 2012 - October 2013.

Kalavar, J. M. (Co-Investigator), Buzinde, C. (Co-Principal Investigator), Kohli, N. (Supporting), Grant, "Religious practices and their influence on individual wellbeing and environmental ethics: the case of pilgrimage tourism by the Ganges," Children, Youth, and Families (CYF), Penn State.  November 2012 - June 2013.

Kalavar, J. M. (Co-Principal Investigator), Buzinde, C. (Co-Investigator), Kohli, N. (Supporting), Grant, "Religious practices and their influence on individual wellbeing and environmental ethics: the case of pilgrimage tourism by the Ganges," Global Programs, Penn State. November 2012 - June 2013.

Kalavar, J. M. (Co-Principal Investigator), Buzinde, C., Grant, "Examination of the Relationship between Tourism, Intergeneration Relationships and Community Wellbeing among the Masaai of Tanzania.," CYF, Penn State. September 1, 2009 - June 30, 2012.

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Zarit, S. H. (Other), Duvvuru, J. (Other), Grant, "Transnational Caregiving," Smart Spaces Center, Penn State University, Penn State.  April 16, 2010 - June 30, 2011.

Kalavar, J. M. (Co-Principal Investigator), Chick, G. (Co-Principal Investigator), Buzinde, C. (Principal Investigator), Kokkel, M. (Co-Principal Investigator), Grant, "'Heritage Tourism, Intergenerational Relationships, and Indigenous Knowledge Transfer among the Maasai of Tanzania'," Children, Youth & Families, Penn State. March 5, 2008 - December 31, 2008.

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "Collaborative Research Leading to Integration of Indigenous Knowledge Related to the Well-Being of Families and Children in Rural East Africa," Children, Youth, & Families, Penn State.

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "Old age homes in India," Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright). July 2004 - June 2005.

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "Adult Day Care in Rural PA," RDG support, Commonwealth College, Penn State. October 2003 - May 2004.

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "Elderly Immigrants from India: Comparing their experiences in New Zealand and USA," RDG support, Commonwealth College, Penn State. October 2001 - May 2002.

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "Elderly Immigrants," National Institute on Aging, Federal Agencies. Total awarded: $50,000.00. (funded: July 2000 - June 2001).

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "Development of a cross-national project," RDG support, Commonwealth College, Penn State. (funded: October 2000 - May 2001).

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "Residents of old age homes in India: a preliminary investigation," ORSAF funds at Penn State Fayette, Penn State. (funded: October 1999 - May 2000).

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "The experience of immigration in late life," Swimmer funds at Penn State Fayette, Penn State. October 1999 - May 2000.

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "An examination of homebound rural seniors," Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Quasi Governmental and Independent Agencies. Total awarded: $49,768.00. (funded: January 1999 - December 1999).

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "Rural Aging: A Global Challenge," Swimmer funds at Penn State Fayette, Penn State. 1998 - 1999.

Kalavar, J. M., Grant, "An examination of homebound rural seniors: a pilot project," ORSAF funds at Penn State Fayette, Penn State. September 1998 - December 1998).

Kalavar, J. M. (Principal Investigator), Grant, "Acculturative stress in immigrant Asian adolescents," RDG support, Commonwealth College, Penn State. October 1997 - June 1998.