Iftekhar Amin


Faculty Research

Criminal Justice & Sociology

Iftekhar Amin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas at Dallas. He is a social gerontologist with expertise in interdisciplinary research on aging and sustainable community building. He has received numerous grants and contracts. His current project (Co-PI/Evaluator, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, $625,000) focuses on promoting mental health and wellness in the community. He serves on Congresswomen Johnson’s Senior Advisory Board and Congresswoman Johnson’s Asian Advisory Committee. He is the elected Chair of Age Well Live Well (AWLW), a coalition led by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Before joining UNT Dallas, he has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was the recipient of the Endowed Professorship of Gerontology, and was appointed as a member of the Louisiana Governor’s Encore Commission. Dr. Amin serves as Board Member for the non-profit Future Without Poverty. He is the Associate Editor of the Sustainable Communities Review journal. Courses that Dr. Amin teaches include Social Gerontology, Long- term Care Case Management for the Elderly, Minority aging, Volunteer Management, Grant Proposal Writing, and Images of Aging in Films.