Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Ph.D.




South High School





Stephen R. Lewis, Jr., Ph.D. ('56) was named the ninth president of Carleton College located in Northfield, MN in 1987. A specialist in economic policy and planning in developing countries, he has served as an economic consultant to the government of Botswana which awarded him the Presidential Order of Meritorious Service in 1982.

After graduating from South, Lewis attended Williams College where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He then went to Stanford University where he received his doctorate in economics in 1963. He joined the Williams faculty in 1966 and served twice as Provost of Williams (1968-1971 and 1973-1977). He also taught economics at Stanford, Harvard and the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

In addition to his work in Botswana, Lewis has served as economic advisor to the governments of Kenya and Pakistan. He is a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has published numerous articles and several books, including The Economics of Apartheid (1990) and Policy Choice and Development Performance of Botswana (1990).