Center on Aging Faculty and Staff
MCoA Faculty and Staff
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Virginia Smith, Ph.D.

Dr. Virginia SmithDirector

Dr. Virginia Smith is Director of the Multidisciplinary Center on Aging at Lincoln University. Working in aging for twenty years, ten years with the University of Pennsylvania's Rehabilitation and Training Center as its training director; as Director of Research at Mercy-Douglass Corporation, a community based health, housing and human services organization providing an array of services to older adults in the West Philadelphia; and Assistant Director of the Planning Department at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.

Dr. Smith is also an Assistant Professor in the Masters of Human Services Program at Lincoln University. She teaches social science research skills and integration of theory and human services practice.

Frank P. Worts, M.A., M. S.W.

Mr. Frank P. WortsCoordinator of Training and Continuing Education

Mr. Frank P. Worts is the coordinator of Training and Continuing Education. He has over twenty years experience working as a direct service worker, supervisor, administrator, trainer and educator in aging programs. Since 1975, he has played a key role in the development and implementation of three national demonstrations projects specializing in the assessment, service planning, coordination and service delivery issues associated with long term care, two funded by the Administration on Aging and focused on the development of case management, the third a Robert Wood Johnson National Demonstration Project for the Health Impaired Elderly.

As an Educator, Mr. Worts has taught Practice Skills, Social Systems, Supervision, Staff Development, Personnel Management and Computer Technology courses at the University of Pennsylvania, Lincoln and Temple Universities.

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