David DeLong

Expert in Knowledge Retention and Workforce Development Solutions

Dr. David DeLong is the president of Smart Workforce Strategies where he helps leaders implement practical solutions to address critical skill shortages created by major changes in workforce demographics, shifts in generational values and new technologies. He is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College where he teaches “Leading & Managing Organizational Change.”

He has written several books, his most recent being “Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today’s Market.” He also co-authored “The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management,” and wrote the widely-praised book “Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce.”

Dr. DeLong’s work has been widely cited in The New York Times, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review blog, CIO magazine, U.S. News & World Report and The Boston Globe. He has also been interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk of the Nation.”

He earned a doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.