Dr. Bove, a licensed social worker, brings an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of applied sociology. She holds a B.A. in sociology and an M.S. in community healthy and health administration, an M.A. in counseling and human development, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction for health/patient education. She has worked in the health care/higher education fields since 1978 as a patient educator, administrator, consultant, and professor.
Dr. Bove, is a 1991-1992 recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities - Literature in Medicine Institute with Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Hiram College. Her 1998 sabbatical project focused on researching and writing a manuscript on children's rights, relationships, and resiliency. Her professional interests include health behaviors/practices, family studies, thanatology and bereavement.