Hillman, Jennifer

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Professor of Psychology
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Dr. Jennifer Hillman is a Professor of Psychology in the Applied Psychology program at Penn State Berks and a licensed Psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. Hillman is also board certified in Geropsychology (ABPP), making her one of only four in the state and 54 in the country. Hillman's primary research interests include HIV/AIDS and other STDs in aging, Viagra and other PDE-5 inhibitors, sexual and aggressive problem behaviors in long term care, women’s issues in aging, and grandparents of children with autism. She has published more than two dozen peer-reviewed articles and four books, and was awarded Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America for her outstanding contributions to the field of aging. Hillman also received a Penn State University Teaching Fellow Award, and teaches courses in clinical, abnormal, health, and social psychology as well as adult development and aging.

Dr. Hillman's Curriculum Vitae


Hillman, J. (2017). Sexual consent capacity: Ethical issues and challenges in long term care. Clinical Gerontologist, 40(1), 43-50.

Hillman, J., Marvin, A., & Anderson, C. (2016). The experience and contributions of grandparents of children with autism spectrum disorders.


Professional Diploma in Clinical Psychology, Adelphi University

Ph.D., Social Psychology, Adelphi University

M.A., Social Psychology, Adelphi University

B.S., Psychology, The College of William and Mary