Mark R. Nemec

Dean, Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies

1427 E. 60th Street, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773.702.4950
Fax: 773.834.1797

Mark R. Nemec is the Dean of the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. He was appointed in 2014.

Earlier in his career, he taught American politics as a visiting assistant professor at Davidson College, and as an instructor at the University of Michigan, where he earned his Ph.D. He is the author of Ivory Towers and Nationalist Minds: Universities, Leadership, and the Development of the American State (University of Michigan Press, 2006) and a contributor to The Educational Legacy of Woodrow Wilson (University of Virginia Press, 2012). 

From roots in academia, Nemec turned to the use of data and analysis to help global organizations including institutions of higher education operate more strategically and effectively. He joined the University of Chicago after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eduventures, a Boston-based information services firm providing research and advice to the higher education community. He previously had also been part of the executive team of Forrester Research, a provider of similar services to the technology industry.

Beyond his research on the role of higher education in American political development, Nemec is a frequent speaker on the current and future state of higher education and has presented to a diverse array of venues including the White House’s Forum on College Affordability, the British Council’s Going Global, the New England Board of Higher Education’s Summit on Cost in Higher Education, and the annual meetings of numerous higher education associations.

In addition to his Ph.D., Nemec also earned an M.A. in education with a concentration on higher education and public policy from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. in English from Yale.

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