NAI Director at Washington University

Michael Sherraden, PhD, is the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Next Age Institute (NAI) and the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University. Sherraden is also the inaugural S. R. Nathan Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

NAI Co-Director at Washington University

Ms. Zou focuses on asset-building as a strategy for development of individuals, families, and communities. She has contributed to consulting and research efforts on asset-building policy and Child Development Accounts for governments in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and South Korea.  

NAI Advisory Committee

He is a trustee of Washington University in St. Louis where he serves as chairman of the Global Engagement Committee, the Medical Finance Committee and the International Advisory Council, and is a member of the Executive and Audit Committees.

NAI Advisory Committee

James V. Wertsch is David R. Francis Distinguished Professor, Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, and Professor of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the founding director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, which is Washington University’s lead international initiative.

NAI Steering Committee

Nancy Morrow-Howell is the Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at Washington University. Dr. Morrow-Howell is a national leader in gerontology, widely known for her work on productive and civic engagement of older adults.

NAI Steering Committee

Peggie R. Smith is a leading scholar in the regulation of care work that occurs both inside and outside the home, including child care, home care, and elder care. She has published widely on issues such as home-based care work, work and family balance, parental-status employment discrimination, and elder care.