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Andrew Hostetler

Andrew Hostetler, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Co-Director for Community Research and Engagement


Adult development & aging, adolescence, personality, cross-cultural psychology, the psychology of gender & research methods, service learning

Research Interest

Andrew Hostetler, Ph.D., is a lifespan-developmental psychologist, and his research broadly focuses on social and personality development in the second half of life, with a particular emphasis on motivation, meaning, purpose, and community engagement in late adulthood. He has secondary interests in cultural psychology and critical gerontology, and has also published in the areas of LGBT development and work-family integration. He takes a multi-method approach, with expertise in survey methods, qualitative, in-depth interviewing, and ethnographic research. His current research addresses family and community life and meaningful engagement in the immediate post-retirement years, with a specific focus on the role of senior centers in promoting well-being in later life. 

Educational Background

B.A., Cornell University

M.A., Stanford University
Ph.D., University of Chicago


Andrew Hostetler, Ph.D. previously taught at University of Minnesota, Morris (2002-05), and he held a Sloan Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Cornell Employment and Family Careers Institute and the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center, Cornell University from 2001-02. He joined the faculty in 2005.