ERNEST GONZALES is assistant professor in the Silver School of Social Work at New York University and a scholar in the areas of productive aging (employment, volunteering, and caregiving), health equity, and social policy. His research advances our understanding of the relationships between social determinants of health (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, education, and informal caregiving), social stratification, health, and productivity, and his work has been supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institute on Aging, U.S. Social Security Administration, AARP Foundation, and other public and private funders. Dr. Gonzales is widely published in leading scientific journals and serves on several editorial boards. He co-chairs the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare’s ‘Grand Challenge on Advancing Long, Healthy, and Productive Lives’ and is a member of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work, Society for Social Work and Research, and the Association for Latina/o Social Work Educators. He has a Ph.D. in social work from Washington University in St. Louis.
Jacquelyn B. James
JACQUELYN B. JAMES is co-director of the Center on Aging and Work, and director of the Sloan Research Network on Aging and Work at Boston College. Dr. James is also research professor in the Lynch School of Education and a fellow in the Behavioral and Social Science Division of the Gerontological Society of America. Her research focuses on the meaning and experience of work, gender roles and stereotypes, adult development, perceptions of older workers, and emerging retirement issues. In 2019, she co-edited Current and Emerging Trends in Aging & Work. Dr. James currently serves on the editorial board of Work, Aging, and Retirement, and is co-editor of a special issue of Frontiers in Psychology, which focuses on the psychological and economic considerations in retirement decision-making. She has a Ph.D. in psychology from Boston University.
Phyllis E. Moen
PHYLLIS E. MOEN is director of the Life Course Center at the University of Minnesota, where she also holds a McKnight presidential chair and professorship of sociology. Her research focuses on macro-structural changes—demographic, technological, economic, labor market, and social—as they intersect with health, well-being, gender, class, and race across the life course. Dr. Moen has published numerous articles on work and retirement, and is the co-author of Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do about It. Two of her nine other books are award-winning: Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose (2016) and The Career Mystique: Cracks in the American Dream (2005). Dr. Moen is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Minnesota.
DAVID NEUMARK is distinguished professor of economics and co-director of the Center for Population, Inequality, and Policy at the University of California-Irvine. Dr. Neumark also serves as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and as a senior research fellow at the Workers Compensation Research Institute. He is interested in labor economics and how they intersect with public policy issues, and his work on labor market discrimination focuses on new methods of measuring discrimination. Dr. Neumark is a leading scholar on the economics of aging and age discrimination, with numerous studies on the measurement of age discrimination in labor markets and tests of alternative models of the age-earnings profile. Recently, he conducted a study on how stronger age discrimination laws complement policy reforms intended to increase labor supply of older workers, and conducted a large-scale field experiment testing for age discrimination. Dr. Neumark is actively engaged as a consultant on large, class-action discrimination lawsuits. He has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Harvard University.
MO WANG is Lanzillotti-McKethan eminent scholar chair at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. His research focuses on retirement and older worker employment, occupational health psychology, and advanced quantitative methodologies. Dr. Wang is the recipient of numerous honors, including: Academy of Management HR Division Scholarly Achievement Award; Careers Division Best Paper Award; European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology; and the Emerald Group’s Outstanding Author Contribution Award. He currently serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Work, Aging, and Retirement and as associate editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology. He is also a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and was until recently editor of the Oxford Handbook of Retirement. Dr. Wang has a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology and developmental psychology from Bowling Green State University.