Marcus Alexis retires
a distinguished 29-year career at the Kellogg School and Northwestern
University, Management and Strategy Professor Marcus
Alexis will retire.
Alexis received his doctorate degree in economics from the
University of Minnesota in 1959 and joined Kellogg in 1970
as a professor of economics. In 1985 he became dean of the
School of Business of the University of Illinois at Chicago
and returned to the permanent Northwestern faculty in 1991
as Board of Trustees Professor of Economics, Management and
Strategy, and African-American Studies. In his long tenure
at Kellogg, Professor Alexis served six years as chair of
the Department of Economics. He has authored or edited seven
books and monographs and more than 60 articles and book chapters,
making major contributions to his academic area. He has also
been a member of key Northwestern governance bodies.
Alexis is a colleague's colleague," said Shane
Greenstein, chair of the Kellogg Management and Strategy
Department. "His career has straddled the ivory tower and
the so-called real world. We thank him for his intellectual
contributions and for his commitment to bringing insights
to a wider audience."