Dana B. Bradley

Dean, Erickson School of Aging Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Dana Burr Bradley is the Dean of the UMBC Erickson School of Aging Studies. She completed her Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University as a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellow and has worked extensively on long-term care, generational and longevity economy policy issues. Most recently she has worked in close collaboration the with World Health Organization and AARP, on strategies to make communities both age-friendly and great places to retire to.  Before coming to the University of Maryland Baltimore County, she was affiliated with Western Kentucky University, Duke University and UNC Charlotte where she directed transformative and strategic change initiatives focusing on leadership and policy challenges in an aging society. A Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education, Dr. Bradley says that leadership, which means suggesting “the possible” and crafting an environment of “the probable,” are vital to the future of our societies.  Currently the chair-elect of the Academy of Gerontology in Higher Education, she has served as the past president of the Southern Gerontological Society and secretary of the Gerontological Society of America.V