Nathan D. Grawe

Carleton College

Nathan D. Grawe is Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences at Carleton College in Minnesota, where he has served as a faculty member since 1999. He participated in the leadership of Carleton’s Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (QuIRK) initiative, and he served as associate dean of the college from 2009 to 2012. Grawe is a labor economist with particular interests in how family background—from family income to number of siblings—shapes educational and employment choices and outcomes. His book, Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education, examines how recent demographic shifts are likely to affect demand for higher education and explores how colleges and policy makers may respond to meet institutional and national goals. Grawe has been a featured speaker at CIC’s Institute for Chief Academic Officers and the Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institutes. He earned a BA from St. Olaf College and an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago, all in economics.