Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
Graduate School, December 10, 2001
Earl Lewis earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Minnesota in 1984. He is one of the leading scholars nationally in African-American History and is described as a creative and influential administrator and leader in graduate education. Since 1997 he has served as Dean of the Horace Rackham Graduate School and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs - Graduate Studies at Michigan. His scholarship, which explores the social construction of race, and African American urbanization and community formation, is and has been path-breaking. As a leader in the national graduate education community, he has led in the re-examination of the goals and markets for Ph.D. education and promoted recruitment, funding and graduation of more diverse student populations. He is chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools, the leading national organization for graduate education.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.