Lyn Meridew Holley, PhD is a full Professor at UNO, a 2015 UNO Service Learning Academy Faculty Fellow, and until May, 2015, Vice President of the UNO Faculty Senate. She teaches gerontology, the study of older adults and aging. Almost all her classes give students the opportunity to apply what they learn through service to the community and their profession. A member of the UNO Thompson Learning Community, Graduate Faculty, Native American Studies Faculty, and Honors Faculty, she has received awards for teaching excellence that include the 2009 UNO Alumni Association Teacher of the Year Award, the 2010 UNO Faculty Service Learning Award and nomination for the 2014 OTICA. Dr. Holley’s research helps improve services for elders - in general and for minority elders, and helps improve intergenerational relationships. She has published articles in several journals, including “The Gerontologist,” “Educational Gerontology,” “Gerontology and Geriatrics Education”, and “Public Performance Management Review”. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from American University (1964). After working in Federal and International public service (including US Army Reserve), she earned an M.P.A. (UNO, 1995) and Ph.D. (UNO, 1999). Following gerontology research at the University of Kansas and University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she joined UNO’s gerontology faculty in 2004.