Alumna of the Year, Virginia Commonwealth University
Distinguished Faculty Award, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Past-President, Executive Board, Sigma Phi Omega, National Academic Honor and Professional Society In Gerontology
Ligon, M., Ehlman, C., & Moriello, G. Russo, R. & Miller, K. (2014). Validation of the Attitude-Older Adult and Aging-Visual Analogue Scales (At-O-A). Educational Gerontology, 40, 8, 572-583.
Ligon, M., Welleford, E.A., Cotter, J.J. & Lam, M. (2012). Oral history: A pragmatic approach to improving life satisfaction of elders. Journal of Intergenerational Relationship, 10, 2, 1-13.
Steck, L.W., Engler, J.N., Ligon, M. Druen, P. & Cosgrove, E. (2011). Doing poverty: Learning outcomes among students participating in the Community Action Poverty Simulation program. Teaching Sociology, 39, 259-273.
Ligon, M., Ehlman, C., Moriello, G., & Welleford, E.A. (2009). Oral history in the classroom: Fostering positive attitudes toward older adults and the aging process. Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts, 3, 59-72.
Embracing Aging Steering Committee, York County Community Foundation, Member
Jewish Family Services of York, Board Member
Spiritrust Lutheran, Program Administration Committee, Member
Your Life Your Wishes Task Force, Member
Long Range Planning Committee, Behavioral Sciences Representative