Grabois, Neil (ng2237)

Neil Grabois


Office Location:

206 Zankel

Office Hours:

By appointment; please email.

Educational Background

MA and PhD: University of Pennsylvania (mathematics)

BA:  Swarthmore College (mathematics)

Scholarly Interests

Once upon a time, I was a mathematician.  I published a book called Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus with a colleague, George Feeman.  In 1970 I became Dean of the College at Williams College.  After serving in that position I became Dean of the Faculty and then two stints as Provost.  I then moved to Colgate University where I served as president for 11 years followed by almost 8 years as Vice President for program and strategic planning at Carnegie Corporation of New York.  Needless to say, my research interests are focused on higher education and educational change.

I've already mentioned publishing a math book.  Since then I have published many essays on issues associated with Colgate and issues in higher education, plus one essay on whether university presidents should have a higher education background;  needless to say, I thought they should.

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