Participants listed according to sessions:
Session 1: Personality
Session 2: Cognition
Session 3: Junior Scholar Paper Session
Session 4: Lifelong Learning
Session 5: Work
Session 6: Panel Discussion:
Ursula M. Staudinger
David Almeida (Pennsylvania State University)
David Almeida is Professor of Human Development at Pennsylvania State University. As life-span developmental psychologist his research he focuses on stress and coping with daily experiences in middle adulthood, sociodemographic and individual factors influencing daily experiences, and individual emotional and physical reactivity to them.
David Bills (University of Iowa)
David Bills is Professor for Sociology at the University of Iowa. His research interests lie in education and the workplace, labor markets, technological and organizational change, educational demography, and social inequality with a focus on the articulation between educational institutions, labor markets, and the workplace.
Axel Börsch-Supan (University of Mannheim & Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law, Munich)
Axel Börsch-Supan is Professor of Macroeconomics and Economic Policy at the University of Mannheim. He is the founding and executive director of the Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA). As of July 2011 he will serve as director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Social Law in Munich. His research interests include: retirement models, structural and frictional unemployment, and nonlinear and panel data econometrics.
Ruth Kanfer (Georgia Institute for Technology)
Ruth Kanfer is Professor for Psychology at the Georgia Institute for Technology and conducts research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology. She is co-director of the Kanfer-Ackerman laboratory, where she studies workforce aging, work adjustment, cognitive fatigue, skill acquisition, adult development and career trajectories, and self-regulated learning.
Gerd Kempermann (CRTD, TU Dresden)
Gerd Kempermann is Professor of Genomics of Regeneration at the Center for Regenerative Therapies (CRTD) at the Technical University Dresden. His research focuses on adult neurogenesis and investigates the ageing of the brain on a cellular level and the general implications this has for successful ageing.
Martin Lövden (Karolinska Institute/ Stockholm University)
Martin Lövden is senior researcher at the Aging Research Center (ARC) of the Karolinska Institute/Stockholm University. He is interested in the role of experience in brain development and cognition in mid- and late life.
Karl Ulrich Mayer (Yale University and MPI of Human Development, Berlin)
Karl Ulrich Mayer is Stanley B. Resor Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University and Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute of Human Development in Berlin. His research focuses on the areas of social stratification and mobility, sociology of the life course, social demography, occupational structures and labor market processes, and methods of survey research.
Dan Mroczek (Purdue University)
Daniel Mroczek is Professor of Developmental Studies at Purdue University, where he conducts research on the relation between personality change in adulthood and physical health. In particular, he is interested in the individual differences in developmental trajectories of happiness.
Lars Nyberg (Umeå University)
Lars Nyberg is Professor of Neuroscience at Umeå University. He serves as the director of the Nordic Center of Excellence in Cognitive Control and the Umeå Center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI). His research focus is to use brain-imaging techniques to examine memory functions in healthy and diseased individuals.
Katariina Salmela-Aro (University of Helsinki)
Katariina Salmela-Aro is Professor of Psychology and Director Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki. She is also Director for the FinEdu Longitudinal Research Program and her main research interests are motivation, critical life transitions, productive development, well-being and related intervention.
Vegard Skirbekk (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg)
Vegard Skirbekk is the Leader of the Age and Cohort Change (ACC) Project at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg. Since 2003 he is a Research Scholar with the World Population Program. He is interested in the role of fertility and mortality trends for demographic change and looks at social differentials in demographic behavior and outcomes, age-variation in productivity, and the demography of skills and identities.
James Vaupel (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock)
James Vaupel is Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock and Head of the Laboratory of Survival and Longevity. He is an expert in the Demography of aging considering aspects from a vast array of fields including biology, public policy and mathematics.
Olle Westerlund (Umeå University)
Olle Westerlund is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Population Studies at Umeå University. His research in Labor Economics addresses adult education, labor markets, and family economics, as well as migration and mobility.
Sherry Willis (Pennsylvania State University)
Sherry Willis is Professor of Human Development at Pennsylvania State University. She is a life-span developmental psychologist and specializes in cognitive development in middle- and late adulthood. In her research she places an emphasis on middle adulthood and in particular the role of cognitive functioning and cognitive intervention strategies for successful aging.
Thomas Zwick (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich)
Thomas Zwick is Professor for Human Resource Management at Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich (LMU) and research associate at ZEW (Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung). He is interested in qualification research and personnel economics and conducts micro-economic and micro-econometric labor market analyses.
Junior Scholar Paper Session
Jan Fries (Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim)
Jan Fries is a trained economist and associate researcher at the Centre for European Economic Research. He is specialized in microeconomics and finance with a special focus on labor markets, human resources management and social security.
Claudia Licklederer (Jacobs University Bremen)
Claudia Licklederer is a doctoral fellow in business administration at the Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning at Jacobs University, Bremen. Her research interests are teams, diversity and leadership as well as aging workforce and demographic change management.
Margaret Beier (Rice University)
Margaret Beier is assistant professor of industrial and organizational psychology at Rice University. Her research interests cover adult intellectual development, working memory, domain specific knowledge, gender differences in cognition, and predicting success for adults in organizations and educational settings.
Tara Madhyasta (University of Washington)
Tara Madhysta is acting assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and affiliate assistant professor of psychology at the University of Washington. Her main research interest is modeling the change in neural structure and function that occurs in aging.
Klaus Schömann (Jacobs University Bremen)
Klaus Schömann is professor of Sociology at Jacobs University Bremen. He is an expert on life-course research, social stratification, the sociology of education, employment and labor market policy and evaluation research.
Christian Stamov-Roßnagel (Jacobs University Bremen)
Christian Stamov-Roßnagel is professor of Organisational Behaviour at Jacobs University Bremen. His research deals with a lifespan theory of successful workplace learning and modeling age-related changes of individual learning competency.
Claudia Voelcker-Rehage (Jacobs University Bremen)
Claudia Voelcker-Rehage is professor for Human Performance at Jacobs University Bremen and Associate Dean of the Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning. Her research interests are lifespan motor development and learning, the connection between motor and cognitive performance, and the benefit of motor performance for lifelong development.
Axel Winneke (Jacobs University Bremen)
Axel Winneke is postdoctoral fellow and the research coordinator of the AGEACT Research Center at Jacobs University Bremen. His major research interest is in the cognitive neuroscience of aging. He is especially interested in the electrophysiology of multisensory (speech-) perception as well as the impact of physical activity on cognitive performance.
Jenny Bittner (Universiteit Twente)
Jenny Bittner was a postdoctoral fellow in Organizational Behavior at Jacobs University Bremen. Currently she is engaged as assistant professor at the Universiteit Twente. Her expertise ranges from social cognition, motivation and emotion, and consumer psychology.
Dennis Dittrich (Jacobs University Bremen)
Dennis Dittrich, professor of Behavioral Economics at Jacobs University Bremen, conducts research on the heterogeneity and stability of preferences (in particular social preferences) and the social norms resulting from them. Thereby he pays special attention to the heterogeneity of economic agents and the effects of demographic changes in society.
Ben Godde (Jacobs University Bremen)
Ben Godde is professor of Neuroscience at the Jacobs University Bremen. His main research interests are the neural plasticity of basic cortical information processing as well as higher cognitive functions in humans. Employing a variety of methodological approaches he investigates ways to improve perceptual, motor and cognitive functioning in older adults.
Ursula M. Staudinger (Jacobs University Bremen)
Ursula M. Staudinger is professor of Psychology, Academic Dean and Vice President of the Jacobs University Bremen. Her research aim is to identify contextual and individual characteristics that are crucial to facilitate productive adult development and aging; together with her research team she seeks to investigate the conditions that promote positive plasticity of adult development. They currently focus on work environments, the context of civil society as well as life style.
Sven Voelpel (Jacobs University Bremen)
Sven Voelpel is professor of Business Administration at Jacobs University Bremen. His current research is focused on business models and strategies for the survival and sustainability of businesses in times of demographic change with particular respect to opportunities and risks inherent in an older workforce and to leadership effectiveness from a team perspective.