Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Michael Ego has served as Associate Vice Provost at the University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus, and Professor of HDFS & Asian and Asian American Studies, since January 2005. Prior to joining UConn, he served as Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at San Jose State University (California).
He has also held academic appointments at San Jose State University, University of Hawaii at Hilo, University of Oregon, Miami University (Ohio), and California State University at Northridge. He earned his Ph.D. in Leisure Studies and Services/Gerontology from the University of Oregon, and conducted Post-Doctoral research at Miami University in Social Gerontology/Minority Aging.
His research interests include: Asian Pacific American families; Ethnicity, Asian Pacific Americans, and Japanese Americans and Aging; Retirement Adaptation; Leisure Preference Patterns of Pre-Retiree Populations; and Cross-Cultural Aging.