Presented to an individual 65 or older who has, through lifetime advocacy and leadership enhanced the lives of elders, the ASA Hall of Fame Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership on the national, regional or local level improving lives of elders. The award is also designed to recognize the abilities and contributions of people 65 and older to society, and encourage advocacy efforts among older adults. Open to anyone 65 or older, the nominee should have contributed to ASA through service on its board of directors, committees or in other leadership roles and preference may be given to those nominees who are ASA members.
Winners will be honored during the Aging in America opening general session, a profile in the conference program, and complimentary conference registration.
Harry R. Moody, PhD
Director of Academic Affairs, AARP
Harry Moody accepting the ASA Hall of Fame Award at the 2012 Aging in America Conference in Washington DC
Dr. Moody is the author of over 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a number of books including: Abundance of Life: Human Development Policies for an Aging Society (Columbia University Press, 1988); Ethics in an Aging Society (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992); and Aging: Concepts and Controversies, a gerontology textbook now in its 3rd edition. His most recent book, The Five Stages of the Soul, was published by Doubleday Anchor Books (1997) and has been translated into seven languages worldwide.
A graduate of Yale and a PhD in philosophy from Columbia University, Dr. Moody taught philosophy at Columbia, Hunter College, New York University, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. From 1999 to 2001 he served as national program director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Faith in Action and, from 1992 to 1999, was executive director of the Brookdale Center at Hunter College. Before coming to Hunter, he served as administrator of continuing education programs for the Citicorp Foundation and later as co-director of the National Aging Policy Center of the National Council on Aging in Washington, DC.
Harry Moody is known nationally for his work in older adult education and recently stepped down as chairman of the Board of Elderhostel. He has also been active in the field of biomedical ethics and holds appointment as an Adjunct Associate of the Hastings Center.
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