Scott Bierman, an economist with 27 years of teaching and leadership experience in liberal arts education, is the 11th president of Beloit College. The former academic dean of Carleton College was selected from among an international pool of candidates and assumed the office of president at Beloit in July, 2009.
President Bierman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and mathematics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia. His fields of interest include economics of the public sector, industrial organization, game theory, and experimental economics. He is the co-author of a book on game theory and has designed teaching materials accompanying various textbooks in economics.
He has been active in the world of higher education as a member of external review committees and other advisory groups for colleges here and abroad. He is a member of the Bates College board of trustees.
He joined the faculty of Carleton in 1982 and was named chair of the economics department in 1991. From 1997 to 2000 he was faculty president, serving as liaison between faculty and the dean and president on curricular and personnel issues. He also founded and chaired the Carleton Faculty Council.
Bierman and his wife, Melody, have two children, Lauren and Emily.