Professor Katherine C.Pearson Professor Katherine C. Pearson
Dickinson School of Law of the PA State University, Carlisle

Ms. Pearson is a professor of law at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law, where she teaches courses on law and aging policy, as well as courses on advocacy skills. She isthe creator and director of Penn State’s Elder Law Protection Clinic, where students provide pro bono direct representation of older adults on cutting-edge issues. Professor Pearson has servedon national and state organizations for attorneys specializing in “elder law,” including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and has chaired the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Elder Law Section. She is the author of numerous articles on long-term care financing issues, and is the co-author of The Law of Financial Abuse and Exploitation (Bisel 2011), a book on protectionof older adults from financial exploitation. Professor Pearson has taught classes on international issues in family and aging in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. She was the 2009–2010 Petersen Scholar in Gerontology and Family Studies at Oregon State University, visiting for the fall term of 2009, where a portion of her research was a comparative examination of state regulation of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), also known as life care communities (LFCs). In 2010, Professor Pearson was in residence at Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute on governance, public policy, and social research as a Fulbright Commission Senior Scholar.See full bio at: