Matilda White Riley


Matilda White Riley was a pioneer in the field of social gerontology. Directing and inspiring other close colleagues, she and they created age stratification as a scientific endeavor, showing the interaction of aging over the life course with historical time and the complex interdependencies of biological, psychological, and social processes. She was equally distinguished in her professional leadership, in the institutions she was part of, in sociology and social science, and more broadly in the nation and world.