University Professional Activities


  • Vice President for International Affairs, Lehigh University, July 24, 2009- Present

  • Appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lehigh University, November 2004 (to July 23, 2009)

  • Appointed Dean of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, Lehigh University, July 1, 2001.

  • Member, Council of Deans, Lehigh University, 2001 - 2004

  • Chairman, Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Lehigh University, 2004.

  • Played a major role, by serving on many University Task Forces, in creating undergraduate and graduate educational programs at the interfaces between classical disciplines in engineering, science, education, and business. [Polymer Science and Engineering (M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D.); Integrated Business and Engineering degrees (B.S. in IBE and MBA/E); Engineering and Education (B.S./M.Ed.]

  • Member, Task Force for CEAS/CBE Undergraduate Degree Programs, 1999.

  • Member, Task Force for MBA/ME Degree Program, 1999.

  • Faculty Leader and Member, Task Force II. Academic and Institutional Relations, Global dvancement Council, Lehigh University, 1997 - 1998.

  • Responsible for the organization of a campus-wide Workshop on Biotechnology. This effort led to several faculty initiatives in interdisciplinary research and degree programs that are currently being developed and examined.

  • Played a proactive role in creating and enhancing interdisciplinary research oncampus over the past 25 years (providing support and leadership to reinforcethe importance of having a VP for Research at Lehigh University), and through The Emulsion Polymers Institute, The Center for Polymer Science and Engineering, and The Polymer Interfaces Center.

  • Served and chaired on numerous University committees. Examples of the most recent are the Lehigh Global Council, Advisory Council for Information Systems, the Ad Hoc Research Committee (the Noon Group), and the Chairs Committee.

  • Member (RCEAS), Nominating Committee for Iacocca Professors, November2000 - 2001.

  • Member, The Lehigh Experience Team, November 2000

  • Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, College of Education, 2000.

  • Member, Faculty Search Committee, (search for faculty member in microscopy), Materials Science & Engineering Department, 2000 - 2001.

  • Chairman, Chairs Committee, Lehigh University, July 2000 - 2001.
  • Member, Chairs Committee, Lehigh University, 1999 - 2001.

  • Chairman, Advisory Council for Information Systems, Lehigh University, 1999- 2001.

  • Chairman, Global Council Focus Group, Lehigh University, 1999.

  • Faculty member, Lehigh Global Council, 1997 - 2001.

  • Chairman, Ch.E. 2000 Committee, Chemical Engineering Department, LehighUniversity, 1997 - 2001.

  • Member, Ad Hoc Research Committee (The Noon Group), Lehigh University,1997 - 2001.
  • Member, Polymer Education Committee, Lehigh University, 1988 - 2001.

  • Organizer and Director, "Advances in Emulsion Polymerization and LatexTechnology" Short Course, Lehigh University, 1979 - present.

  • Co-chair and co-organizer, Workshop on Biological Science and Technology, January - April 2000.

  • Member, Iacocca Scholars Planning Committee, Lehigh University, 1999.

  • Member, Iacocca Institute Faculty Program Board, Lehigh University, 1994 -1999.

  • Member, Research Funding Committee, Lehigh University, 1996 - 1999.

  • Member, Sub -Committee for Center -Base Support, Research FundingCommittee, 1996 -1999.

  • Member, Presidential Search Committee, Lehigh University, 1997 - 1998.

  • Member, Iacocca Scholars Selection Committee, Lehigh University, 1994 -1998.

  • Member, Nominations Screening Committee, Lehigh Women's Council, 1997.

  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee for the Diamond Chair, Lehigh University, 1997.

  • Invited participant to the Lehigh University Global Advancement Council Inaugural Meeting, Paris, France, May 22 -23, 1997.

  • Member, Graduate and Research Committee, Lehigh University, 1994 - 1997.

  • Member, Goals for Research Groups, Lehigh University, 1994 - 1996.

  • Member, Nominating Committee for the Diamond Chair, Lehigh University,1994.

  • Member, Search Committee for new Director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Lehigh University, 1994.

  • Faculty Advisor, AIChE Student Chapter, Lehigh University, 1977 to 1993.

  • Chairman, Eleanor and Joseph F. Libsch Research Award Committee, Lehigh University, 1990, 1991.
  • Organizer and Director, "Physics and Chemistry of Printing Inks", AnnualShort Course, Lehigh University, 1979 - 1985.





Emulsion Polymers Institute, 2014