February 9, 2004

Final provost candidate announced

By Michael Terrazas

Emory's fourth and final candidate for provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and provost is Earl Lewis, vice provost for academic affairs and graduate studies and dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan (UM), the Provost Search Advisory Committee announced Jan. 30.

Lewis has been a UM faculty member since 1989, directing the university's Center for AfroAmerican and African Studies for three years before a stint as chair of the history department and, later, interim dean of the Rackham School. He has held his current position since 1998. Before going to Michigan, Lewis taught history in the AfroAmerican Studies Department at the University of California at Berkeley. He earned his B.A. (magna cum laude) in history and psychology at Concordia College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Minnesota.

Lewis will visit campus Feb. 15-17 and will participate in a community open forum, Monday, Feb. 16, from 4-5 p.m. in Harland Cinema.

The other remaining open candidate forum will be held tomorrow, Feb. 10, from 10:45-11:45 a.m. in Harland Cinema, featuring Elizabeth Langland, dean of the Division of Humanities, Arts and Culture Studies at the University of California at Davis.