Pamela Abbott-Enz

Human Development Lecturer

Pamela Abbott-Enz
Pamela Abbott-Enz


Via Zoom by Appointment only

Office Hours

3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Esoteric Interfaith Seminary, Creativity, Spirituality and AgingDoctorate of Divinity, Ph.D.
Sonoma State University, Public Administration/Gerontology, M.P.A.
Sonoma State University, Communication Studies/Gerontology, B.A.
Citrus College, Behavioral Studies, A.A.

Academic Interests

Career to Employment Gerontology Training, Spirituality and Aging and Women and Aging in America.


I've been an Educational Gerontologist for almost 25 years. A long, long time ago, I earned her BA and MPA at Sonoma State University, specializing in Gerontology and Health Administration. Prior to attending university, I worked in healthcare for many years. When I finished my Master's degree, I joined the world of academia, and have been part of the faculty at American River College, Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma State University, CSU East Bay, and on special assignment as an online curriculum designer for the CSU Chancellor. A few years ago, I finally finished a Ph.D. in Spiritual Counseling, and earned my D.Div., ordaining me as an interfaith minister.

Selected Publications & Presentations

“Retirement-The New Four Letter Word, Orchids and Cabbages Blog, Winter 2019

“James Birren a Unique Three Generational Perspective,” Vol 5 No 1 (2018): Special Issue: In Honor of James Emmett Birren (1918-2016) --- Guest Editor, Cheryl Svensson

“The Big M,” Orchids and Cabbages Blog, Fall 2018

“The Future of Distance Education in Gerontology,” Presented CCGG, Spring 2018

“The Intersect of Creativity and Spirituality in Midlife Women” Doctoral Dissertation, Esoteric Theological Seminary, Spring 2017

“Intergenerational Caregiving for Parkinson’s Patients,” Presented ASA, Spring 2017

“Professional Development and Gerontology Credentialing,” Presented CCGG, Spring 2017

“Where Have all the Gen-X Women Gone,” Red Hat Society Blog, Spring 2017

“An Examination of Religiosity Amongst Generation-X Women,” Paper, ETS, Fall 2016

 “New Tricks – Understanding the Needs of the Older Learner,” Heald College Spring 2001

“The  Older  Learner  –  Instructional  Tips  and  Techniques”  Heald  College  Spring 2000

“The Efficacy of Training Gerontology to Frontline Emergency Personnel” Master’s Thesis, Published May 1997. (Presented at EMS Today, national conference, March 1997, American Society on Aging, national conference, March 1998)

Research Awards
Award Recipient:   Best Qualitative Research – UCLA Center for Prehospital Training and Research

Award Recipient: 1998 CSU Student Research Competition, Health and Clinical Sciences