Iftekhar Amin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Services, is a social gerontologist with expertise in inter-disciplinary research on aging, sustainable community building, and developing countries. Dr. Amin believes that the global aging is a new demographic reality, and that we need rigorous research to better understand the broad social changes to close gaps in our knowledge and develop evidence-based programs and policies for older adults. Some recurrent themes in his research are: sexuality in later life, transnational caregiving, & retirement migration. His work has appeared in peer reviewed journals including Journal of Applied Gerontology, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, Educational Gerontology, Journal of Family Violence, Men and Masculinities, Journal of Family History, and Journal of Aging in Emerging Economies. He was the recipient of Endowed Professorship of Gerontology at University of Louisiana at Monroe, and was appointed as a member of Louisiana Governor’s Encore Commission. He is the elected Chair of Age Well Live Well (AWLW), a coalition led by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. His current project, funded by American Association for Retired Persons (AARP), focuses on age friendly communities in Dallas. Courses that Dr. Amin teaches include Social Gerontology, Long- term Care Case Management for Elderly, Sociology of Mass Communication, Minority ageing, Perspectives of Aging, Public Policy, and Images of Aging in Films.