About Us


Established in 2001, The RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies at Lasell College promotes intergenerational connections through research, education, partnerships, and programming.


The Fuss Center is housed at Lasell Village. The Village, a trend-setting continuing care retirement community, with a built-in lifelong learning component, is located on the Lasell College campus and serves as home to 220+ elders. To reside at the Village, residents must commit to completing 450 hours of a formal, individualized continuing education program supervised. This lifelong learning arrangement makes Lasell Village and its residents unique among retirement communities.


Joann M. Montepare, Ph.D.
Director, RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies
Professor of Psychology
Lasell College/Lasell Village
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

Fuss Center Affiliates and Fellows

The Fuss Center collaborates with scholars who hold a variety of aging interests. Research affiliates from diverse institutions conduct research and engage in related work involving the Center. Fuss Faculty Fellows from different departments at Lasell College participate in aging-focused teaching and intergenerational activities.

Research Affiliates

Enguerran Macia, PhD
Director of the International Research Group on Ageing in Africa
CNRS, The French National Centre for Scientific Research

Daniel Kempler, PhD/CCC
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Emerson College

Carrie Andreoletti, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychological Science Central Connecticut State University

Jennifer P. Leszczynski, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology Eastern Connecticut State University

Fuss Fellows

Kimberly Farah, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
Lasell College

Zane Zheng, PhD
Assisant Professor of Psychology
Lasell College