News from the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy

ASAC Welcomes Dean Grawe

The Adkerson School of Accountancy is pleased to join the College of Business and the University in welcoming Dr. Scott Grawe as the COB’s eleventh Dean. Grawe, who also serves as a Professor of Supply Chain Management, began his term in July.

“Scott has already made an impact in his first months,” remarks ASAC Director Shawn Mauldin. “He has taken time to listen and learn about the College from students, faculty, alumni, employers and other stakeholders. He’s already putting into action new types of partnerships that will benefit our students and potentially help keep them in Mississippi after graduation.”

Grawe’s priorities include adding “experiential” courses that will enable students to gain experience within the classroom, applying the principles they’re learning to realistic situations with the participation of local businesses. He is also working to make faculty members and their research more accessible as resources for the benefit of business owners. Grawe further aims to grow the College’s enrollment, currently about 3,600, by engaging alumni and other supporters to expand job and scholarship opportunities.

Grawe came to Mississippi State from Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business, where he served as Chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management and Associate Dean for Strategy and Engagement and was the Robert and Jane Sturgeon Fellow in Business. He has also been Interim Director of Iowa State’s Study Abroad Center. Grawe brings leadership experience from the private sector as well, having worked in supply chain management roles with Polaris Industries and Target.

Grawe is an ISU alumnus, having earned his BS in finance there, followed by an MBA at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a PhD at the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business, both in supply chain management. His research has been published in leading supply chain journals, and his areas of focus include shipper-3PL relationships, logistics innovation, on-site representation and performance measurement. He has taught courses in strategic logistics management and international trade and has been active in leading experiential learning study abroad courses.