Dr. Jack Lule is Professor and Chair of Journalism and Communication, and Professor and Director of Global Studies and the Globalization and Social Change Initiative at Lehigh University.
His research interests include globalization and media, international communication, international news reporting, cultural and critical studies of news, online journalism, and teaching with technology.
He is the author of three books:
The author of more than 50 scholarly articles and book chapters, Dr. Lule is also a frequent contributor to numerous newspapers and periodicals, and has served as a commentator about the news on National Public Radio, BBC and other media outlets. A member of the editorial board of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly and Critical Studies in Media Communication, Dr. Lule is also a three-time winner of the James E. Murphy Award for research given by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
He is the winner of four Lehigh teaching awards. They include the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching; the Lehigh University Award for Distinguished Teaching; the Faculty Scholar Award from the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, and the Deming Lewis Faculty Award, which was given by the class of 1994 during their 10-year reunion celebration to the faculty member who most significantly influenced their educational experience.
A former writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dr. Lule received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1987. He has been teaching at Lehigh since 1990. He lives in Bethlehem with his wife, Gregorie, and their three sons.