David W. Lewis


IUPUI Chancellor's Medallion (2018)
IUPUI Chancellor's Medallion
Location: Indianapolis
Presenter: Nasser H. Paydar
Fulbright Award (2009)
Fulbright IIE
Location: Trinidad & Tobago


David Lewis oversaw the development of sustainable models for scholarly publication, dissemination, and curation, enabling scholars to re-assert control over rights to the scholarly record and its institutional preservation. He joined Indiana University in 1993 as the head of public services at IUPUI University Library, and served as dean beginning in 2000. His previous experience included appointments at SUNY Farmingdale, Hamilton College, Franklin and Marshall College, Columbia University, and the University of Connecticut.

Lewis completed a BA in history from Carleton College, an MLS from Columbia University, and earned certificates of advanced study in librarianship from the University of Chicago and Columbia University. His book, Reimagining the Academic Library, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2016.