Dr. Swan’s Ph.D. in sociology is from Northwestern University (1981). He has been a Professor of Applied Gerontology at the University of North Texas since 2004. His past major research area was long-term care finance and policy but has in recent years developed research on physical activity & aging and on senior centers. His career has been in applied areas: health services research, and teaching in health administration, public health, and gerontology programs. Professionally, he has oriented to public health, long being active in the Aging and Public Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and serving for several years as one of that section’s APHA Governing Councilors. In Texas, he has been active in the Texas Public Health Association (TPHA), serving on its executive board, governing council, and on its five-year executive track. He is currently its Immediate-Past President. Dr. Swan has maintained a steady and active publication record for nearly four decades, and annually presents at the APHA conference and/or other conferences. Dr. Swan’s teaching interests have focused on research, social policy and aging, health and aging, and aging services. He has a strong commitment to global aging (with background in Mexico and Nigeria).