What does it mean to age well? Does your attitude make a difference? Should you renegotiate with your body what you need and are able to do? How do you find meaning in growing older? Drs. John and Chris Cavanaugh will share with our Village the latest research on aging. Through conversation, they will explore active strategies and techniques that will help you navigate the challenges and appreciate the joys of later life.
Thought questions in preparation -- Drs. Cavanaugh ask you to take time to reflect on (1) What do you most want to learn about aging? (2) What are you looking forward to about aging? (3) What worries you about aging?
Dr. John C. Cavanaugh is President and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (www.consortium.org
). Previously, he served as Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and as president of the University of West Florida. John is a leader in higher education policy and innovation.
John earned his B.A. in psychology with high honors from the University of Delaware, and his M.A and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Notre Dame. His disciplinary expertise is in gerontology and neuroscience. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota and an American Council on Education Fellow.
John is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Charter Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
John is the coauthor of three series of textbooks: Adult Development and Aging (with Fredda Blanchard-Fields, now in its 8th edition), Human Development: A Life-Span View (with Robert V. Kail, now in its 8th edition), and Essentials of Human Development (with Robert V. Kail, now in its 2nd edition). John has authored or co-authored over 85 articles and chapters on aging, higher education policy, and leadership issues. He is married to Dr. Christine K. Cavanaugh, with whom he co-edited the three-volume series Aging in America.
Dr. Chris Cavanaugh is President and Certified Executive Coach for Pathseekers II, Inc., a consulting and executive coaching company. Her expertise includes women’s executive leadership in higher education and personal and career development, especially at pivotal times of personal and professional growth, within corporate and nonprofit settings. Dr. Chris Cavanaugh received a BS degree in business management from the University of Maryland, and an MBA and Ed.D. from the University of West Florida.
Chris was an American Council on Education Fellow. She currently instructs for Immaculata University (Doctoral Ed.D. Program in Research, Administration, and Ethics), and for UMUC (Business Program in Leadership and Human Resources). She serves on the American Association of University Administrators Board of Trustees. She is married to Dr. John C. Cavanaugh with whom she collaborates on topics of leadership, higher education, and aging. They co-edited a three-volume series entitled Aging in America (2010) and are currently working on a new project on career transitions, retirement, and aging. She is conducting an extensive research project with numerous publications on women's presidential leadership of colleges and universities.
All members are invited to attend.
Registration is required.