Jost Lottes, Ph.D.



Dr. Lottes is the Evaluation Specialist for the OGEC Consortium. He also directs the Senior Adult Learning Center, Portland State University's lifelong learning program, which is administered by the Institute on Aging. He holds a Ph.D. in Gerontology from PSU's School of Urban Studies and Planning, as well as an M.B.A from PSU's School of Business Administration. His research interests include employment of older adults, informal caregiving (with an emphasis on balancing caregiving and work), econometrics, and work and family. His dissertation focused on valuation methods for informal elder care, and the positive aspects of caregiving. Dr. Lottes teaches classes in social gerontology, economics of aging, and organizational theory.