Grover C. Gilmore, PhD (ex-officio)
Inducted in 2017
Current PositionJack, Joseph and Morton Mandel
Dean in Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164
Grover C. Gilmore is the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Dean in Applied Social Sciences in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Social Work at Case Western Reserve University. Gilmore is the recipient of Case Western Reserve’s John S. Diekhoff Award for Distinguished Graduate Teaching. He conceived of and chaired the committee to establish the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
For over 35 years, Gilmore has been funded from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support his interdisciplinary research with colleagues in biomedical engineering, geriatrics, ophthalmology, neurology, pulmonology and psychiatry. His research programs focus on identifying sensory and cognitive problems that affect a person’s ability to perform at his or her full potential. He has also pioneered methods to improve Alzheimer’s patients’ perceptual and cognitive performance. His latest primary research interests are on the changes in vision that are associated with healthy aging and with Alzheimer’s disease. He has demonstrated that a portion of the cognitive problems associated with aging and the memory problems in Alzheimer’s disease may be attributed to sensory decline and not to higher-order cognitive functions.