Faculty Directory

Cal Halvorsen

Assistant Professor

Selected Grants

May 2017: Dissertation Fellowship in Retirement Research, funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration and administered by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Awarded: $28,000.

January 2013: Research manager (with Marc Freedman & Jim Emerman, Co-PIs) of funding from the John Templeton Foundation. “Promoting Sir John Templeton’s Vision of Purpose in Retirement: From the Purpose Prize to Encore Careers.” Awarded: $5,000,000. Role: Developed research proposal for multi-program grant.

Selected Appointments

August 2018: Selected to be an inaugural member of the Encore Public Voices Fellowship, sponsored by The OpEd Project and Encore.org.

June 2018: Elected to the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW) board of directors.

August 2014–May 2018: Served as an Encore Research Fellow, sponsored by Encore.org.

October 2015–October 2017: Served as the William E. Gordon Research Fellow at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

December 2015: Selected to be an ambassador for the Gerontological Society of America at the Symposium on Healthy Aging in Suzhou, China.

Selected Media

WGBH Greater Boston: Almost half Of Americans plan to retire after 65—or never (July 2019)

PBS Next Avenue and Forbes: How to fix racial disparities in entrepreneurship over 50 (July 2019)

PBS Next Avenue and Forbes: How important is a presidential candidate’s age? (July 2019)

Fast Company: Why we need to be honest about the risks of entrepreneurship (November 2018)

On the Brink with Andi Simon: A whole new way to grow old and have fun (September 2018)