Representative: Kathleen E. Phillips Lewis, Ph.D.
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of History, Spelman College
President, Spelman College Faculty Council
B.A., University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Ph.D., M.A., University of Manitoba
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2016
Dr. Kathleen Phillips Lewis
is associate professor of history with the department of history at Spelman College. She holds teaching responsibility for courses in Caribbean History, Modern European History, World History and Historical Methods, and also teaches in the Food Studies Minor. Her research expertise lies in Caribbean economic history. She is currently in the finishing stages of preparing for publication a book manuscript on the history of the Trinidad cocoa industry while also working on her more recent scholarly interest, socio-cultural agency among women of the African and Caribbean diasporas.
A graduate of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, and The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, Dr. Phillips Lewis has been at Spelman College since 1994. She has served two stints as department chair and also as former director of the African Diaspora and the World Program. She is also founder and director of the Spelman College Trinidad and Tobago Summer Study Abroad Program which has been in operation since 2008. Dr. Phillips Lewis has been appointed recently as assistant chief examiner for the CSEC Secondary Schools Examinations in Caribbean History for CXC, the Caribbean Examinations Council. As the newly elected president of Spelman College Faculty Council, she will serve as faculty representative on the Spelman College Board of Trustees.