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Alan W. Pense

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Alan W. Pense, Professor, Provost and Vice President. Ph.D., 1962, Lehigh University

Dr. Pense has previously served as Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Pense is a specialist in physical and mechanical metallurgy and his teaching an d research is in these areas. He has been extensively involved in research and consulting in the welding, joining and failure analysis of large structures and for three years was Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems at Lehigh. He is a fellow of the ASM International an d the American Welding Society and a member of the National Academy of Engineeri ng. He has won teaching awards from Lehigh University, the American Society for Engineering Education and the American Welding Society and a number of awards f or research papers from the American Welding Society. He has served as Adams Me morial Lecturer and Plummer Memorial Lecturer for this society. He is the co-au thor of Structure and Properties of Materials, 4th edition and served as member and chair of the Welding Handbook Committee. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Evangelical School of Theology in Myerstown, Pennsylvania.