Jasper Lesage, Ph.D.
Dr. Jasper Lesage joined Northwestern College in 2005 as its vice president for academic affairs and was named provost in 2008. As such, he oversees Northwestern’s academic programs—including academic support services like Ramaker Library, the Academic Support Center and technology services—as well as the areas of student development and spiritual formation.
Before coming to Northwestern, Lesage was an economics professor and then dean of social sciences at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. His administrative roles included leading committees and task forces in strategic planning, institutional planning, new programs and initiatives, curriculum, graduate education and student assessment. Lesage has given presentations on student assessment at conferences of the American Association for Higher Education, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
Lesage earned doctoral and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Toronto and has conducted research in economic history. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Ontario’s Brock University.