Kristopher Struckmeyer is an instructor in human development and family science at Oklahoma State University. Drawing from personal experiences within his own family, his scholarly work is dedicated to aging families. His research includes understanding and improving the interaction between older adults and their environment (e.g., health services, social support, educational trainings, etc.), community readiness to respond to legislation and pressing community health issues, and the multitude of issues facing rural LGBTQ+ older adults. Struckmeyer is passionate about translational, community-engaged scholarship that empowers not only aging families to receive needed assistance but also community partners (e.g., Cooperative Extension educators, healthcare professionals, etc.) to reach and serve these families.
Alongside his instruction duties, Struckmeyer serves as the Adult development & Aging Specialist with OSU Extension. In this position, he provides educational training to Extension educators and the general public, cultivates partnerships to disseminate programs and information, and develops resources for public use. Struckmeyer received his master's and doctorate in human development and family science with a minor in gerontology in 2018 from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Science, OSU 2018
M.S. in Human Development & Family Science, OSU 2015
B.A. in Psychology, Arkansas Tech University, 2013