Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Weyerhaeuser Hall, 213

Karine Swensen Moe, F.R. Bigelow Professor of Economics, was named the college’s Provost and Dean of the Faculty effective July 1, 2015. Moe has taught in the economics department for the past 20 years and was the department chair at the time of her appointment as Provost.

A labor economist, Moe graduated from St. Olaf College and received a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota.  Her teaching includes courses in the principles of economics, the economics of gender, poverty in the U.S., and labor economics.  She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and, with anthropology professor Dianna Shandy, the book Glass Ceilings and 100-hour Couples: What the Opt-Out Phenomenon Can Teach Us about Work and Family.

Moe has held numerous leadership positions at Macalester, including Presiding Officer of the Faculty, Chair of the Faculty Personnel Committee (twice), Chair of the Economics Department, and member of the President’s strategic planning committee.  She was recently appointed a member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.  Beyond Macalester, Moe has served as a board member of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession and as Second Vice President of the Midwest Economics Association.