Profile - Drew Mattson

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Instructor Profile

Meet Drew Mattson
Instructor of Economics

Drew Mattson has been teaching at Anoka-Ramsey since 1980 . He has received awards and recognition from The Joint Council on Economic Education and Minnesota Economics Association as well as being awarded the Master Teacher designation from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development at the University of Texas in Austin. He and has holds bachelor in arts, master in arts, and MBA degrees.

Question and Answer

  • Question

    What experience do you have outside of teaching in economics?


    I have corporate experience as well as experience as a Senior Economic Analyst for the State of Minnesota.  

  • Question

    Do you do research?


    My current research interests are in international development with a special focus on the plight of children in developing nations. In response to my concerns about those children, I helped set up a non-profit charity in 1999 which helps fund education, health care, food and housing for at-risk children in Guatemala.   

    I have also published many articles on economic education and also research on alternative energy potential in Minnesota.

Fun Facts

  • Fun Fact

    Drew has been a leader in online economics instruction pioneering the trend in the community college system in Minnesota. Today, the online courses are the first to fill every semester. He has also been active in the community appearing on local television newscasts discussing current issues of special concern to those living in the Northwest Suburbs of Minneapolis.  

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