Emory University provost
DR. EARL LEWIS is provost at Atlanta’s Emory University. He is the first Black provost at Emory and the highest-ranking African-American administrator in university history. He previously served as dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and professor of history and African and African-American studies at the University of Michigan. Lewis is the editor of The Young Oxford History of African-Americans, Defending Diversity: Affirmative Action at the University of Michigan and is the author of The African-American Urban Experience. A native of Norfolk, Va., Lewis graduated magna cum laude from Concordia College in Moorehead, Minn., with bachelor degrees in history and psychology. The new provost also earned a master’s degree in American history and a doctorate in African-American Urban-African and quantitative methods from the University of Minnesota. He is married to Susan Whitlock and has two children, Max and Suzanne, from a previous marriage.
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