Susanne Bleiberg-Seperson, Ph.D., represents Generations United, Washington, DC, a non-governmental organization at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. She is a member of the NGO Committee on Intergenerational Solidarity and was the 2016 Co-Chair of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. Susanne was the Chair of the Long Island chapter of the New York State Intergenerational Network, and, until 2016 she was a Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY, when it closed. Recently she has made presentations at the United Nations on financial elder abuse and human rights.
Dr. Bleiberg Seperson has received grants from the United Nations Academic Impact Program (UNAI/Yad Vashem), National Institute of Mental Health, International Research Exchange (IREX) Foundation, and Foundation for Long Term Care. She has received a number of honors, including Higher Education Member of the Year from New York State United Teachers (2003), Ph.D. Alumni Association Special Achievement Award from the City University of New York Graduate Center (2005), and Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (2010.)
She is the co-editor of Elder Care and Service Learning: A Handbook, and past executive editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Studies. She has been a member of evaluation teams of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as well as an outside evaluator at numerous colleges.
Dr. Bleiberg Seperson is a past president of the New York State Sociological Association and the Dowling College faculty union. She was also the Director of the Center for Intergenerational Policy and Practice at Dowling College. She has presented papers on aging, teaching, and the Holocaust at numerous local, national, and international conferences. She received her doctorate from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.