Rick Settersten

University Distinguished Professor of Life Course & Human Development, Oregon State University

Richard (Rick) A. Settersten is University Distinguished Professor of Life Course and Human Development at Oregon State University, where he is also currently Interim Dean of the College of Health. A graduate of Northwestern University, Settersten has held fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education in Berlin, Germany, the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern, and the Spencer Foundation in Chicago. He was a member of the decade-long MacArthur Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and Public Policy, is a fellow of the Gerontological Association of America, and has served as Chair of the Section on Aging and the Life Course of the American Sociological Association, where he recently received the Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award. Settersten is a specialist in life-course studies, with expertise spanning adolescence, adulthood, and aging and a strong record of experience conducting research and collaborating across disciplines and life periods.