H. Scott Bierman ’77

President, Beloit College
Beloit, WI
Years of Service: 2007–2022

Scott Bierman became the 11th president of Beloit College in July 2009. From 2002 to 2009 he was Associate Dean of the College and then Dean of the College at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Prior to that he spent 20 years teaching economics at Carleton. He earned his Ph.D. in economics in 1985 from the University of Virginia. His areas of specialization include the economics of the public sector, industrial organization, and game theory. His text, Game Theory with Economic Applications, co-authored with Luis Fernandez, has been widely adopted within the United States and abroad in business schools, public policy schools, and undergraduate economics programs. All this he owes to his Bates College education where he majored in economics and mathematics, and learned to be “sustained by a love of learning and a commitment to responsible leadership of the wider world.”  He proudly graduated among the extraordinary Class of 1977.