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About Me

Dr. Raymond Matura

  • Faculty, Raymond Matura

First Year at University of Rio Grande:



  • Ph.D., University of Florida, 1982
  • M.A., Ohio University, 1973
  • B.A., Rio Grande College, 1971

Work Experience:

  • Professor of Sociology and Gerontology

Awards, Honors, & Certifications:

  • Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award
  • Edwin A. Jones Excellence for Teaching Award
  • Ernie A. Wyant Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Gerontology Educator Award
  • Award of Honor for Leadership, Ohio Network of Educational Consultants Award
  • Outstanding Leadership in Aging Award, Ohio Association of Gerontology Educators
  • Ohio Research Council on Aging Achievement Award
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • Outstanding Educators of America
  • Outstanding Achievement in Leadership Award by SAGE
  • Outstanding New Professional by Gerontology Society of America
  • University of Rio Grande Alumni Faculty Citation
  • Certificate of Appreciation by URG Athletic Department
  • Outstanding Professional Contributions Award by Ohio Dept. on Aging
  • Special Recognition by State of Ohio Senate Award


Sociology: Gerontology (Aging Studies), Marriage, Family, Gender Issues, Thanatology (Death and Dying), Social Research, Theory

Professional Interests:

Advocacy and Application of Gerontology Issues and Policy