Harry R. Moody, PhD
Harry Moody is currently Director of the Institute for Human Values in Aging, affiliated with the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Moody is the author of over 80 scholarly articles, 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 (1967) with a PhD in philosophy from Columbia University (1973), 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, D.C.
Dr. Moody is known nationally for his work in older adult education and is currently 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.
In recent years he has been an invited speaker at Yale, Stanford, Notre Dame, Brown, the University of Yokohama, and the Chattauqua Institution. He has frequently been interviewed on TV and radio about Elderhostel and personal growth in the second half of life.