MEA Officers

Thomas Holmes Thomas Holmes

Thomas J. Holmes is the Curtis L. Carlson Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota.  He received his Ph.D.

Alan Deardorff Alan Deardorff
Past President

Alan V. Deardorff is John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D.

Ellen McGrattan
President Elect

Ellen R. McGrattan is a professor at the University of Minnesota.  She is also a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, a Research Associate at

Anne Villamil
First Vice President

Anne Villamil is a Professor of Economics & Finance and Tippie Research Fellow at the University of Iowa. She earned her B.A. at the University of Rochester and her

Rob Lemke
Second Vice President

Rob Lemke is Professor of Economics at Lake Forest College.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his B.A. from Saint Olaf College.

Keith Brouhle

Keith Brouhle, Assistant Professor, has a B.A. from Grinnell College, and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His course offerings 

M. Jeanette Copeman
Managing Secretary

Jeanette Copeman has been the managing secretary of the MEA since August 1994.  She graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Horticulture.