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Name: Mark Fagan
Address: Fairhope, AL
Hometown: Piedmont, AL


  • Nonfiction

Publications and Awards

Coastal Alabama Retirement Guide, BookBaby, 2018

Coastal Alabama Economic History, BookBaby, 2018

The Colony at The Grand, The Retirement Systems of Alabama, 2017

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail: Its History and Economic Impact, with Foreword by David Bronner, NewSouth Books, 2016

Guide to Retirement at National Village at Grand National in Opelika/Auburn, Alabama; The Retirement Systems of Alabama, 2014

Retirement Development: A How-To Guidebook, US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, 2002

"Alabama: The Perfect Seasoning for Retirement" in Sunbelt Retirement: The Complete State-By-State Guide to Retiring in the South and West of the United States by Peter Dickinson, Regnery Gateway, 1992

Elderly Migration and Economic Development: Guidelines for Appalachian Communities, with Graham Rowles and John Watkins, Appalachian Regional Commission, 1992

Attracting Tourists and Retirees for Economic Development, with Wilson Lee and Tom Chesnutt, Auburn University Press, 1991

Alabama Advantage for Retirees: 1991 Guidebook, with Leonard J. Hansen, ADECA, State of Alabama, 1991

Attracting Retirees for Economic Development, Center for Economic Development Jacksonville State University, 1988

The Advisor, The Retirement Systems of Alabama, August 2017, May 2016, November 2014, October 2014, September 2014, August 2014, July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, February 2014

Seven Missing Servicemen from 1944 Finally Buried in 2010; A website depicting their mission, recovery and burial which includes links to videos and media stories as well as still photos, graphics and narrative; 2010

Encyclopedia of Financial Gerontology

The New Encyclopedia on Southern Culture

Economic Development Quarterly

American Association of Retirement Communities Quarterly News
Rural Development Perspectives

Economic Research Service Journal

Senior Living

Where to Retire magazine

The Retirement Systems of Alabama Monthly Newsletter

Northwest Relocation News

Social Science Perspectives

Administration in Mental Health

Alabama Cooperative Extension Service

Jacksonville State University Alumni Magazine

Jacksonville State University Business Review

Jacksonville State University Economic Update

Professor Emeritus at Jacksonville State University

Alabama Humanities Foundation Roads Scholar

Social Work Educator of the Year for Alabama and Mississippi

Jacksonville State University's National Alumni Association's Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year

Jacksonville State University Faculty Scholar Lecturer
Distinguished Research Award for the College of Letters and Sciences at Jacksonville State University

Silver Award from the Mature Market Media

Project of the Year Award for Economic Development by the National Association of Management and Technical Assistance Centers

Faculty Research Award at Jacksonville State University

Alabama Leadership Network, A-Team Award

More Information

Conducts workshops: Yes
Available for interviews: Yes

  • ASCA
  • AHA
  • SCAC
  • DYS