Professor Matthew KAPLAN, Ph.D. is Professor of Intergenerational Programs and Aging at the Pennsylvania State University in the U.S., and he is based in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education. He is a prominent leader in the intergenerational studies field, conducting research, developing curricular resources, and providing leadership and guidance in the development and evaluation of intergenerational programs in the U.S. and internationally. He has published numerous works advancing the field, focusing on intergenerational programs and practices from an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective. Prof Kaplan has a Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology from the City University of New York Graduate Center. He was a Visiting fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing (2015) and a Senior Fulbright Scholar (1994-95), studying intergenerational initiatives in Japan.