Leadership

Guided By Passion And Experience

James W. Lewis is President of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), which he established in 2002 along with friend and co-founder, Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.
About James W. Lewis NSHSS Executive Leadership
Originally from Sweden, he now holds dual citizenship from Sweden and the US, and is senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. Mr. Nobel is a passionate proponent of humanitarian and environmental causes.
About Claes Nobel NSHSS Executive Leadership
  • Claes Nobel, NSHSS Chair
  • Paul J. Crutzen, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Chemistry 1995
  • Greg Goff, President and CEO, Tesoro Companies, Inc.
  • Larry Griffith, M.ED., Vice President, Gates Millennium Scholars-United Negro College Fund
  • Ed Harris, Actor, Producer, Director
  • James J. Heckman, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Economics 2000
  • Herbert Kroemer, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Physics 2000
  • Anthony Leggett, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Physics 2003
  • Rudolph A. Marcus, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Chemistry 1992
  • Kiran Mazumar-Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited
  • Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Medicine 1998
  • Elon Musk, CEO & Founder, SpaceX and Founder, PayPal
  • Stanley Prusiner, M.D., Nobel Laureate, Medicine 1997
  • James E. Rogers, Chairman of the Board, Duke Energy
  • John E. Walker, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Chemistry 1997
  • Di Yerbury, Ph.D., Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia)
  • Ahmed Zewail, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Chemistry 1999

An Emphasis on Leadership

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