Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
Mark Nemec joins the University of Chicago after most recently serving as president and chief executive officer of Eduventures, a Boston-based information services firm providing research and advice to the higher education community. Previously he served on the executive team of Forrester Research, a provider of similar services to the technology industry. In his professional career, Nemec has focused on using data and analysis to help global organizations, including institutions of higher education, operate more strategically and effectively.
His research interests include the role of higher education in American political development as well as emerging models of higher education. 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 PhD. He is the author of Ivory Towers and Nationalist Minds: Universities, Leadership, and the Development of the American State (University of Michigan Press) and a contributor to The Educational Legacy of Woodrow Wilson (University of Virginia Press).
In addition to his PhD, Nemec also earned an MA in education, with a concentration in higher education and public policy, from the University of Michigan, and a BA in English language and literature from Yale University.
Nemec joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014.