Timothy J. Wachtel founded COAD upon the vision and passion of creating greater awareness of development throughout adulthood and to assist students and professionals devoting themselves to the fields and disciplines
pertinent to the adult in various devel
passion for Adult Development through rigorous independent study of the major pioneers of the field and the various methods and perspectives offered throughout its rich history.
This vast discourse led him to further education & learning within the various sciences, philosophies, 'ism's' and applications surrounding the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary nature of adult development.
Mr. Wachtel started COAD in 2010 as a space for those interested in Adult Development to join in, learn, grow, collaborate, and to create greater awareness and visibility throughout the world of the tremendous research, education, and applications having been offered within this most critical area of learning.
wished to invite individuals across several disciplines to collaborate as one cohesive unit to advance what is now considered the primary focus of COAD
: To provide educational resources enabling greater awareness, involvement & advancement of the psychological, interpersonal, moral, and experiential development of "
", non-impaired adults throughout their lifespan.
Desiring a collaborative nonprofit organization, Mr. Wachtel
has devoted the
ast 5 years
Prior to embarking on the COAD initiative, Mr. Wachtel