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Dr. Victor Marshall is a Senior Scientist in the Institute on Aging. He served as the IOA Director from July 1999-June 2009. He is Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, he received his BA from the University of Calgary and his doctorate in sociology from Princeton University. He then pursued a career in sociology at McMaster University, and in public health at The University of Toronto. At Toronto he directed the Institute for Human Development, Life Course and Aging for seven years, before moving to UNC.
Victor Marshall has held a number of executive positions in the field of aging, including Vice-President of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Board Member of the Southern Gerontological Society, Executive Committee of the International Association on Gerontology, and Chair of the Fellowship Committee, Gerontological Society of America. He was Editor of the Canadian Journal on Aging, and currently serves on the editorial boards of Social Forces, Ageing and Society, and the Encyclopedia of Gerontology. He has chaired the Gerontological Advisory Council for Veterans Affairs Canada for 13 years and continues in an advisory
Dr. Marshall's contributions to gerontology have been recognized by his receipt of the Academic Gerontologist Award from the Southern Gerontological Society, the Distinguished Member award from the Canadian Association on Gerontology, the Governor General of Canada's Queen's Jubilee Medal, the Distinguished Mentor Award of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America, and the Evelyn Shapiro Mentoring Award from the Canadian Association on Gerontology.
As Director of the Canadian Aging Research Network, he developed an extensive research program on the aging of the labor force. Subsequently, he led a research program examining large-scale survey data to investigate the changing retirement transition and its impact on health, and he was the U.S. Team Leader of the Workforce Aging in the New Economy project (WANE), a multi-national collaboration studying workforce aging and employment trends in the IT (information technology) field. He is also currently researching working life course issues in library and information sciences professionals, through the WILIS1 and WILIS2 projects in the IOA.
His current research investigates: Structural changes in the nature of work and their consequences for workers over the life course; work and retirement of Canadian Forces veterans; international comparisons of workforce aging in the Information Technology sector, and enhancing well-being in later life. He is recognized for his many publications in social theory, aging and the life course.
Victor W. Marshall, Ph.D.
Institute on Aging
720 Martin Luther King Blvd., CB #1030
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1030
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