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

The Washington PostYou've stopped working. Now go out and make money. (September 2019)

The New York TimesWhen retirement savings run short, freelancing fills the gaps. (September 2019)

BBC NewsWhy US firms are desperate to retain ageing workers. (August 2019)

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)