A. Patricia Aguilera-Hermida, D.Ed.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, W314
W314 Olmsted Building
Penn State Harrisburg
Middletown, PA 17057

    Dr. Patty Aguilera is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Harrisburg. She earned her doctorate in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education. Dr. Aguilera holds an M.S. in Psychology and completed a residency in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has been teaching since 1995 at the graduate and undergraduate level. In addition to her teaching, Dr. Aguilera worked as a clinical therapist and supervisor and created a school for older adults in Mexico.

    Her research has most recently focused on topics related to older adults such as intergenerational relationships, education for older adults, ageism, community well-being, and strategies to promote cognitive health. One of her passions is neuroplasticity.


    D.Ed. (Penn State University)

    Course Schedule
    HDFS 239
    HDFS 249
    HDFS 301
    HDFS 395C
    HDFS 402
    HDFS 433
    HDFS 434
    PSYCH 100