• Gerontology in Action

    Welcome to the home of Gerontology in Action, which provides writing, teaching, and research services to academics and professionals serving the aging population. This includes helping write journal manuscripts and grants; teaching gerontology courses; and providing one-on-one writing tutorials.
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Maria Siciliano headshotAs founder and principal of Gerontology in Action (GIA), Maria Siciliano brings over 25 years of experience in higher education as lecturer, writer, researcher, successful National Science Foundation grant writer, project manager, and facilitator.  She has held senior staff positions at the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of Washington College of Engineering. She also served as a consultant to the San Jose State University Foundation and taught public policy and gerontology courses at USC.  In addition to her work at GIA, Ms. Siciliano develops and teaches film and literature courses to older adults at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCLA Extension.

Ms. Siciliano earned a bachelor of arts in English from Wellesley College; a master in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; and a master of science in gerontology from the USC Davis School of Gerontology.

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Gerontology in Action provides writing, research, and teaching services to academics and professionals serving the aging population, including:

  • Writing policy reports, papers, proposals, and other documents
  • Editing journal manuscripts for content, flow, grammar, and punctuation
  • Providing coaching and accountability services to help clients meet writing deadlines
  • Facilitating the grant writing process
  • Offering one-on-one writing tutorials
  • Teaching gerontology courses
  • Teaching older adults

Maria Siciliano will meet with you to determine services needed and desired goals and outcomes.  Meetings are held via phone or Skype. Written work is sent via email or Dropbox.  Gerontology in Action will help you maximize your productivity.

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