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Some Grinnell Graduates Pursuing Graduate Work

  • Eidson Liu '15 (Economics; London School of Economics)
  • Mohammad Hai '15 (International Relations; University of Chicago)
  • Max Mindock '15 (Economics; Oregon)
  • Zhanni Gao '14 (Financial Engineering; Columbia)
  • Ami Shrestha '13 (Economics; Maryland)
  • Isaac Garcia Molina '12 (Economics; John Hopkins)
  • Klevi Xhaxho '12 (Economics; University of Minnesota)
  • Julia Reese ’10 (Law; Stanford University)
  • Ethan Struby '10 (Eonomics; Boston College)

Some Grinnell Graduates Pursuing Academic Careers

  • Dan Karney '04 (Ohio University)
  • Katharine Anderson ’02 (Carnegie-Mellon)
  • Jay Corrigan ’97 (Kenyon College)
  • Roger Koenker ’69 (University of Illinois)
  • Charles Becker ’76 (Duke University)
  • Greg Duncan '70 (University of California, Irvine)

50th Year Reunion (Classes of '65 and '66)

Stephen Buckles ‘65

  • Ph.D. Vanderbilt (1976)
  • Currently at Vanderbilt
  • Was President of the National Council on Economic Education

Stephen Farber ‘66

  • Ph.D. Vanderbilt (1973)
  • Currently at University of Pittsburgh
  • Directs a center on ecological economics

​William Gerdes '65

  • Ph.D. University of Nebraska (1978)
  • Clarke University: Professor Emeritus 2014-present; Professor, 2001-2014; Associate Professor, 1999-2004
  • North Dakota State University: Professor 1990-99; Associate Professor 1980-90; Assistant Professor 1978-80
  • Jerome F. Schwier Meritorious Service Award 2005
  • President - Missouri Valley Economic Association 2004-2005
  • Also taught at Chancellor College,  University of Dar es Salaam, Northwest Missouri State University and recently Kirkwood Community College
  • Published three books and  fifteen articles

James Hamilton '65

  • Ph.D. Duke University ‘69
  • Grinnell College: Assistant Professor 1968-74, Associate Dean of the College 1972-74
  • Wayne State University: Associate Professor College of Liberal Arts 1974-88, Full Professor School of Business 1989-99, Chair Department of Finance and Business Economics 1989-94, Professor Emeritus 199-present
  • Publications in Journal of Finance, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Research, Industrial Organization Review, Southern Economics Journal

John F. McDonald ‘65

  • Ph.D. from Yale (1971)
  • University of Illinois Chicago: Emeritus Professor of Economics 2005-present;  Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Economics 1971-2005; Senior Associate Dean 1999-2004; Interim Dean 2004-05 at College of Business Administration
  • Roosevelt University: Founded Center for Urban Real Estate at University of Illinois Chicago; Gerald W. Fogelson Distinguished Chair in Real Estate 2009-2013
  • David Ricardo Medal awarded in 2013 by the American Real Estate Society; Worked on the Gary Income Maintenance Experiment in the 1970s; Research director for a center at Northwestern Kellogg School; Fellow of the Regional Science Association International
  • Published ten books and over 150 articles and book chapters; most recent: An Economic History (Routledge, forthcoming)

John Pilgrim ‘65

  • Ph.D. from Vanderbilt (1969)
  • Taught at Bradley University 1969-1974, Ursinus College 1974-1998, Millsaps College 1998-2003
  • Vice President for Administration at Ursinus 1988-1998 and Millsaps 1998-2003
  • Volunteer teaching non-credit courses (economics-related courses as well as Great Books discussion group) for older adults at North Carolina State University since retirement