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David DeLong, DBA

David DeLong & Associates, Concord, Mass.

Guest Blogger
Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Boston College

Dr. David DeLong is an author, speaker, and consultant who helps individuals and organizations develop the capabilities needed for success in the post-recession economy. An authority on the aging workforce, Dr. DeLong is also a widely recognized expert on solutions for closing the skills gap, particularly in STEM-related fields.

A former researcher at both Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, he is currently president of David DeLong & Associates, as well as a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab. He is author of:

  • Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today’s Market (Longstone Press)
  • The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management (McGraw-Hill, co-authored with Steve Trautman)
  • Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce (Oxford University Press)
  • “Buddy, Can You Spare a Job? The New Realities of the Job Market for Aging Baby Boomers” (Report published by MetLife’s Mature Market Institute)

His work has been widely cited in The New York Times, Fortune Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CIO Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and The Boston Globe. He has also been interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk of the Nation.” He has a doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University, and a masters in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, as well as a B. A. in history from Colby College.