Harold E. Salmon, PhD


Adjunct Full Professor of Gerontology
Webster Hall 320




PhD, Guidance and Psychological Services, Indiana State University, 1972
BS, Social Sciences, Indiana State University, 1962


Counseling Older Persons
Education and Aging
Program Development and Aging
Advocacy and Aging


Harold Salmon has been involved in gerontology for more than 35 years. His doctoral dissertation was on counseling older persons. He then worked for the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens in St. Louis, MO, overseeing a social services program for older persons. Following that, he was a co-writer of a grant that was funded by the Administration on Aging that developed a model project for training and utilizing older adult paraprofessionals to counsel their aging peers. He was one of several trainers supported by the American Counseling Association to provide training to university educators and older adult organizations to develop paraprofessional counseling programs in each of the ten Health and Human Service regions in the United States. He served on the Advisory Board of the Mid-East Area on Aging for more than 10 years and now serves on the Board of Directors of a home health care organization. He has published book chapters and articles related to the field of gerontology.