Jill Juris


  • PhD, Human Development and Family Science, Gerontology Certificate, Virginia Tech

  • MS, Recreation and Park Administration, East Carolina University

  • BS, Recreation Management, Appalachian State University

  • BA, French, Appalachian State University

Courses Taught

Leisure in Society (RM 2100)

Travel and Tourism (RM 3241)

Leisure and Aging (RM 4560)


Professional Affiliations

Gerontological Society of America

The Academy of Leisure Sciences


Research Interests

Community based programs for older adults

Intergenerational programming

University and community partnerships


Selected Publications

Jarrott, S.E., Stremmel, A., & Naar, J.J. (2019). Practice that transforms intergenerational programs: A model of theory- and evidence informed principles. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 17, 488-504. doi:10.1080/15350770.2019.1579154

Naar, J. J. (2019). Exploring intergenerational study abroad to promote age-friendly universities. Geriatrics & Gerontology Education, 40, 277-289. doi:10.1080/02701960.2019.1572007

Jarrott, S. E., Turner, S. G., Naar, J. J., & Ogletree, A. M. (2019). Grandparenting when grandchildren are not present. In C. A. Fruhauf & B. Hayslip (Eds.)  Grandparenting: Influences on the dynamics of family relationships (pp. 285-300). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Weaver, R.H., Naar, J.J., & Jarrott, S.E. (2017). Using contact theory to assess staff perspectives on training initiatives of an intergenerational programming intervention. The Gerontologist, 59, 770-779. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnx194

Naar, J.J., Wong. J.D., West, S.T., Son, J.S. & Lietchty, T. (2017). A socio-ecological approach to women’s participation in competitive softball during middle and late adulthood: Implications for the future.  Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 33, 170-181. doi:10.1097/TGR.0000000000000153

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: RMPE

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6336

Office address
HCC 26