Anthony Philip Glascock, PhD

Department of Anthropology
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA



• (1973) PhD University of Pittsburgh, Anthropology
• (1969) BA Williams College, Political Science


• (2008 )Visiting Senior Researcher, Vilans, Hoensbroek, the Netherlands
• (2001- 2003) Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Drexel University
• (2001-2001) Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Drexel University
• (2000-2001) Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Drexel University
• (1998) Visiting Distinguished Chair of Gerontology, St Thomas University, Fredericton New Brunswick, Canada
• (1986-Present) Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Drexel University
• (1986-1996) Head, Department of Psychology/Sociology/Anthropology, Drexel University
• (1985-1986) Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming
• (1977-1985) Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming
• (1973-1977) Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming • 1984 Visiting Faculty Fellow, Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California
• (1983-1986) Co-Chair, Program in Aging and Human Development, University of Wyoming
• (1983-1984) President, Association for Anthropology and Gerontology
• (2002-2008) Co-Director, The Caring Home Initiative: A Cross National Study of the Implementation and Use of Telehomecare Research undertaken in four locations in the United States, two in Great Britain and one in the Netherlands
• (1994-1997) Co-Principal Investigator, Integrated and Continuous Assessment as a Component of Effective Discharge Planning for Older Adults Joint research project between Drexel Universitys Center for Applied Neurogerontology and Crozer Chester Medical Center
• (1986-1989) Principal Investigator, A Study of Aging in Two Irish Villages Project funded by National Institute for Aging, Grant Number AG03110
• (1983-1984) Co-Principal Investigator, Socioeconomic Baseline Research for the Bay Region Rural Development Project, Government of the Democratic Republic of Somalia Project funded by United States Agency for International Development, Project Number 649-0113
• (1980) Participant in conference on Cross-Cultural Research in Old Age Sponsored by National Institute on Aging and Loyola University, Chicago
• (1977) Participant in the National Institute on Aging Summer Workshop University of Chicago
• (1976-1986) Director, Wyoming Hologeistic/Cross-Cultural Research Program
• (1972-1973) Survey Research Associate, Committee on Language Attitudes Research, Republic of Ireland
• (1971-1972) Research Associate, Cross-Cultural Research Project, University of Pittsburgh
• (1972-1973) PhD dissertation research, Dublin, Ireland, supported by NIH Training Grant
• (1970) NSF Field Training Program, Dublin and Kilmacthomas, Ireland
• (1968) Field Research on Political Decision-Making Among Migrants in Nairobi, Kenya

Research Interest

His research interest includes: Anthropology.

Scientific Activities


• (2014-2015) Member, Executive Planning Committee for The Seventh International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal
• (2014) Member, Organizing Committee for the 2014 Healthy and Active Aging Conference (HAAC 2014), Suzhou, China
• (2013-2014) Member, Executive Planning Committee for The Sixth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, Barcelona Spain
• (2002-2009) Member, Board of Directors of Living Independently, Inc., New York, NY
• (1993-2001) Member, External Scientific Review Panel, University of Miami, Center for Applied Gerontology, Coral Gables, FL
• (1999-2001) Member, Crozer Keystone Telemedicine Advisory Committee, Crozer Chester Medical Center, Chester, PA
• (1993-1998) Member, Crozer Keystone Institute for Senior Research Committee, Crozer Chester Medical Center, Chester, PA
• (1995-1996) Member, Educational Advisory Committee of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
• Member, Association for Anthropology and Gerontology
• Founding Member, Society for Cross-Cultural Research
• Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society


1. Glascock AP. Multiple Sites, Multiple Technologies. In: Hettinga M, Smedberg Å, Gemert-Pijnen LV, Ekeland AG, eds. One Objective: A Work in Progress, Proceedings of eTELEMED. 2015; 133-137.
2. Glascock AP. The Inertia of the Status Quo: A Change Management Analysis of Technological Innovation. Journal on Advances in Life Sciences. 2014; 6(3&4): 136-146.
3. Glascock AP. From an Idea to a Commercialized Product: Hard Lessons about Technology Transfer Learned During a 16 Year Journey. Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship. 2014; 1(1): 2 9-39. doi:10.2174/2213809901666140121233536
4. Glascock AP. If They Designed It, Why Dont They Want It?. In: Lisette Van Gemert-Pijnen, Hans C. Ossebaard, eds. The Lack of Acceptance of an ehealth Data Records System, Proceedings of eTELEMED 2014; 116-122.
5. Glascock AP. Filling a Gap in eHealth Records. In: Lisette Van Gemert-Pijnen, Hans C. Ossebaard, eds. The Development of a Home Care Records System Proceedings of eTELEMED. 2013; 1-8.
6. Glascock AP. Success does not Always Lead to Acceptance: Research Findings on an Advanced ehealth System, Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob). Proceedings of IEEE eHPWAS2013 and the IEEE Xplore®. 2013;303-311. doi: 10.1109/WiMOB.2013.6673377
7. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. Supporting Stakeholder Needs by Ceding Control: The Benefits of Listening to End-Users. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. 2011; 144-151.
8. Charles W, Spreeuwenberg M, Loek van der Heide, et al. Activity Monitoring to Support Independent Living in Dutch Homecare Support, in Everyday Technology for Independence and Care, edited by G.J. Gelderblom, et. al. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2011; 145-151.doi: 10.3233/978-1-60750-814-4-145
9. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. Lessons out of Chaos: Lessons Learned from the Noise of Non-Traditional Environments, in Human-Computer Interaction and Innovation in Handheld, Mobile and Wearable Technologies, edited by Joanna Lumsden. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing, 2011;124-137.
10. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. The Capital Use of Social Capital or How Social Capital is Used to Keep Capital Concentrated. International Journal of Social Inquiry. 2010; 3(2): 101-119.
11. Glascock AP. Is Killing Necessarily Murder? Moral Questions Surrounding Assisted Suicide and Death Hastening. In: Sokolovsky J. ed. Culture, Aging, and Society. Boston: Bergin Publishers. 2009; 77-93.
12. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. A Care Informatics Approach to Telehomecare Applications. In: Dwivedi A.ed. Hershey. The Handbook of Research on IT Management and Clinical Data Administration in Healthcare PA: IGI Publishing, 2009; 368-382.
13. Glascock AP, Kutzik D.Embrace the Chaos, Its Not Noise: Lessons Learned from Non-Traditional Environments. International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction. 2009; 1(2): 22-36.doi: 10.4018/jmhci.2009040102
14. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. From the Home to a BlackBerry. In: Mikulecky P, Liskova T, Cech P, Bures V. Informatics-based Telehomecare. in Proceedings of the Ambient Intelligence Forum 2008.Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press, 2009;112-120.
15. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. Lydia Lundberg and Jack York, Technological Tools of the Future: Contributing to Appropriate Care in Assisted Living, In: Golant SM, Hyde J, eds.The Assisted Living Residence: A Vision for the Future. John Hopkins University Press, 2008; 223-248.
16. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. It All about the Information: The Role of Informatics in Tele Care. Aging Disability and Independence: Selected Papers from the 4th International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence, edited by William C. Mann. University of Florida, pp. 71-85, 2008.
17. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. Automated Behavioral Monitoring as a Variation of Smart Home. In: Keijer U, Sandstrom G. Smart Homes and User Values, Urban International Press, UK, 2007; 83-107.
18. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. Integrated Tele Care: the Role of Informatics in Behavioral Monitoring. Maximizing Human Potential, the newsletter of ASAs Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence (NEST), Fall, 2007.
19. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. From Sensors to Informatics: Creating Communication Protocols for Caregiving. Proceedings of the 3rd IET Conference on Intelligent Environments. 2007; 325-332. doi: 10.1049/cp:20070388
20. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. An Evidentiary Study of the Uses of Automated Behavioral Monitoring. In Conference Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 2007; (2):858-862. 21. Steven L, Glascock AP, Kutzik D. The Caring Home Study: An Evidentiary Study of Lifestyle Monitoring in the Home. In The NAPC Review, an Official Publication of the National Association of Primary Care, Sovereign Publishers Limited, Spring, pp. 13-15, 2007.
22. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. The Impact of Behavioral Monitoring Technology on the Provision of Health Care in the Home. In The Journal of Universal Computer Sciences. Special Issue Pervasive Health Management: New Challenges for Health Informatics 2006; 12(1): 59-80. doi: 10.3217/jucs-012-01-0059
23. Glascock AP, Kutzik D.Monitoring Household Behaviors to Enhance Safety and Well-Being. In : KwonS, Burdick D. Gerotechnology: Research and Practice in Technology and Aging, edited by New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. 2004; 132-145.
24. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. Moving Telematics from the Laboratory to a Truly Enabling Technology within the Community. In: Zhang D, Mokhtari M. Toward a Human-Friendly Assistive Environment. Assistive Technology Research Series. 2004; 14: 145-154.
25. Audrey S, Glascock AP. Killing Infants and the Aged in Non-Industrial Societies: Removing the Liminal. Reprinted In:Warms R, Garber J, McGee J, eds. Sacred Realms: Essays in Religion, Belief, and Society, Oxford University Press, 2004.
26. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. Using Unobtrusive Technology to Monitor Activities of Daily Living and Assess Functionality. Proceedings of the International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence, CD Rom, 2003.
27. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. Web-based Behavioral Monitoring: Potential and Actualities. Gerontechnology. 2002; 2(1).
28. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. From Domotics to Informatics: Web-Based Behavioral Monitoring of Functional Health and Daily Activities. Gerontechnology. 2002; 2(1). doi: 10.4017/gt.2002.
29. Frazier, Cynthia and Glascock AP. Aging and Old Age in Cross-Cultural Perspective.In: Adler LL, Uwe P, et al. Cross-Cultural Topics in Psychology Volume II, edited by Gielen. Westport, CT:Praeger Publishers. 2001; 115-130.
30. Glascock AP, Kutzik D. Behavioral Telemedicine: A New Approach to the Continuous Non-Obtrusive Monitoring of Activities of Daily Living. Telemedicine Journal. 2000; 6(1): 33-44. doi: 10.1089/107830200311833
31. Glascock AP. When is Killing Acceptable: The Moral Dilemma Surrounding Assisted Suicide in America and Other Societies. In : Sokolovsky J. Westport CT, eds. The Cultural Context of Aging Worldwide Perspectives, Bergin & Garvey Publishers, 1997;56-71.
32. Chris F, Putman JD, Draper P, et al. Culture and the Meaning ofa Good Old Age. In: The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspectives, edited by Jay Sokolovsky.Westport, Connecticut:Bergin & Garvey Publishers. 1997; 99-123.
33. Glascock AP. Death and Dying.In: Levinson D, Ember M. The Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology Volume 1, edited by New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1996; 313-317.
34. Glascock AP. Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Attempts at the Comparative Analysis of Old Age. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 1995; 10(4): 357-365. doi: 10.1007/BF00972335
35. Charlotte I Putman JD, Draper P, et al. Comparative Perspectives on Successful Aging.In: Bond L, Cutler S,Grams A, Newbury, CA. Promoting Successful and Productive Aging, edited Sage Publishers. 1995;304-324.
36. Glascock AP. Age, Health and Functionality.In: Jennie Keith, Glascock AP. Christine Fry, et al, eds. The Aging Experience: Diversity and Commonality Across Cultures. Sage Publishers, 1994; 260-319.
37. Frazier, Cynthia and Glascock AP. Aging and Old Age in Cross-Cultural Perspective.In:Adler LL, Uwe P. Cross-Cultural Topics in Psychology, edited by Gielen. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1994;103-115.
38. Ikels, Charlotte, Jeanette Dickerson-Putman, Patricia Draper, Christine Fry, Glascock AP. Henry Harpending, and Jennie Keith, Perceptions of the Adult Life Course: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. Ageing and Society. 1992; 12(1): 49-84. 1992. doi: 10.1017/S0144686X00004669
39. Glascock AP. Nothing is Without Cost:The Affects of Development on the Health of Older People in South Central Somalia. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 1991; 6(3): 287-299 doi: 10.1007/BF00116821.
40. Glascock AP. By Any Other Name, It is Still Killing. In: Sokolovsky J,ed. A Comparison of the Treatment of the Elderly in American and Other Societies.In Culture, Aging, and Society. Boston:Bergin Publishers, 1990; 43-57.
41. Barbara H, Glascock AP. Whither Anthropological Gerontology?.In: OsgoodN, Sontz A.The Research and Practice of Gerontology, Westport CT: Greenwood Press Inc.1989; 89-109.
42. Audrey S, Glascock AP. Removing the Liminal:Killing Infants and the Aged in Non-Industrial Societies. The Social Sciences Journal. 1988; 25(3): 277-289.doi: 10.1016/0362-3319(88)90031-6
43. Glascock AP. The Myth of the Golden Isle. In: Kagitcibasi C.Old Age in Pre-Industrial Societies. Selected Papers Volume of the 8th International Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Lisse:Swets & Zeitlinger, 1987;403-410.
44. Glascock AP, Glascock JS.Broken Rules and Broken Promises:Status and Role of Widows in Southern Somalia. In: Jersey AS, ed. Compendium Series: Cultural Gerontology, A Folio of the Brunswick Institute on Aging 1986.City:1986; 104-118.
45. Glascock AP.Resource Control Among Older Males in Southern Somalia. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 1986; 1(1): 51-73. doi: 10.1007/BF00116018.
46. Glascock AP, Feinman S. Measuring the Elusive:Analyzing the Treatment of the Aged in Non-Industrial Societies.In:FryC, Keith J, eds. New Methods for Old Age Research: Strategies for Studying Diversity, New York: Praeger, 1986; 281-297.
47. Glascock AP. Old Rules are Made to be Broken:Resource Transfer Among Agro-Pastoralists in Somalia.In: Morgan JM, eds. Aging in Developing Societies:A Reader in Third World Gerontology II, edited by Bristol, IN: Wyndham Hall Press, 1985; 61-77.
48. Glascock AP. Decrepitude and Death-Hastening: The Nature of Old Age in Third World Societies. Studies in Third World Societies. Publication Number 22, 1984; 43-67.
49. Glascock AP. Death-Hastening Behavior: An Expansion of Eastwells Thesis. American Anthropologist. 1983; 85(2):417-421.
50. Glascock AP,Feinman S. Social Asset or Social Burden: An Analysis of the Treatment of the Aged in Non-Industrial Societies.In Dimensions: Aging, Culture and Health, edited by Christine Fry.New York: Praeger (a J.F. Bergin Book). 1981;13-33.
51. Glascock AP,Feinman S. A Holocultural Analysis of Old Age. Comparative Social Research. 1981; 3: 311-333.
52. Glascock AP,Feinman S. Toward a Comparative Framework:Propositions Concerning the Treatment and Grouping of the Aged in Non-Industrial Societies.In: FryC,Keith J. New Methods for Old Age Research, edited by Chicago:Center for Urban Policy, Loyola University of Chicago, 1980;204-222.
53. Glascock AP,Glascock JS.Changing Directions in the Study of Peasant Societies. Social Science Journal. 1978; 15(3): 79-89.
54. Glascock AP. Dominance Interaction in a First-Grade ILP Class. Journal of Research and Development in Education. 1976;9(4): 61-70.
55. Glascock AP. Optimization Theory and the Analysis of Political Behavior. International Journal of Political Anthropology. 1975; 1(2):136-154.