Advisory Board. In 1999 he was awarded the Arnold M. Small Distinguished Service Award of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for career-long contributions to the field and to the society. Dr. Pew has more than 70 publications as book chapters, articles, and technical reports.
Scott Bass is dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for research and planning at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where he holds academic appointments of distinguished professor of sociology and public policy. His responsibilities involve the development and expansion of research and graduate education at this selective, midsized, public research university. Dr. Bass was formerly a professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, as well as director of the University′s Gerontology Institute. He was founding director of the Ph.D. program in gerontology—the second such Ph.D. program in the United States. Most recently, Dr. Bass helped to establish a new Ph.D. program in gerontology at UMBC in cooperation with faculty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. A Gerontological Society of America Fellow, he was a visiting associate at the Lincoln Gerontology Centre, La Trobe University, Australia, in 1989, a distinguished visiting professor at Yokohama City University, Japan, in 1994, and was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship to study in Japan in 1994. Dr. Bass′ recent written work has focused on the social and economic roles of older people. He is the editor of Older and Active (1995) and coeditor of Challenges of the Third Age: Meaning and Purpose in Later Life (2002), Public Policy and the Old Age Revolution in Japan (1996), and three additional books. He is also founding coeditor of the Journal of Aging & Social Policy and has published approximately 50 book chapters and articles and over 30 monographs or research reports regarding aging policy. Dr. Bass received a combined doctorate in psychology and education in 1976 from the University of Michigan, from which he also earned an M.A. in clinical psychology and a B.A. in psychology.
Joseph F. Coughlin, Ph.D., is founding director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab—a partnership among MIT, industry, and the aging community to engineer innovative approaches and technologies to improve the quality of life of older adults and those who care for them. AgeLab conducts multidisciplinary research addressing the problems and opportunities of global aging, including housing, transportation, health, communications, leisure and the workplace. AgeLab′s industry sponsors are from around the world and include information technology and telecommunications firms, pharmaceutical companies, consumer products manufacturers, financial services, and the automotive industry. Dr. Coughlin′s own research seeks to develop new business models that respond to the demands of today′s and tomorrow′s older adults by seamlessly integrating technology and consumer ser-