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Jacquelyn B. James, PhD

Interim Co-director
Center on Aging & Work, Boston College
Research Professor
Lynch School of Education, Boston College

Jacquelyn B. James, a personality and developmental psychologist, is Interim co-director at the Center on Aging & Work and research professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Her research has focused on the meaning and experience of work, and adult development and aging. Her most recent publication, The Crown of Life: Dynamics of the Early Postretirement Period, details the opportunities and challenges inherent in the early retirement years for new retirees. She is also co-principal investigator of the Life & Times in an Aging Society Study, an investigation of engagement in later life, at the center. Dr. James is past-president of the Society for the Study of Human Development and serves on the editorial board of the society’s flagship journal, Research in Human Development.

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