College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Thomas J. Lewin, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
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Ph.D. Northwestern, 1974.

International business history and interviewing methods.


Research Profile:

Associate Professor Thomas Lewin (Ph.D. Northwestern, 1974) studies West African socio-economic and political history, oral history methods and practices, and international business history. He has completed research on pre-colonial West Africa and the development and expansion of U.S.-based multinational corporations.

Recent Publications:

  • Asante Before the British: The Prempean Years, 1875-1900 (University Press of Kansas, 1978)
  • Keeping the Dream Alive: Managing NASA's Space Station Program, 1982-1986

Teaching Profile:

Throughout his career, Professor Lewin has encouraged his students to maximize their skills of historical inquiry and apply their knowledge to larger social science and business opportunities. This forms an integral aspect of his ongoing research on oral history, the management of technological change, and the proliferation of late 19th century multinational corporations.

Recent Courses:

  • HIST 160: Introduction to West African History
  • HIST 696: Seminar in: Oral History

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