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Faculty

Whether they’re using computational biophysics in the fight against harmful bacteria, studying how the economic status of women impacts their response to climate-related disasters, working with communities to identify and address health needs or helping parents support child language development, Lehigh faculty work within and across a variety of disciplines to tackle some of society’s greatest challenges through their research and teaching.

Faculty in the News

Lehigh’s world-class faculty, 93 percent of whom hold terminal degrees in their respective fields, offer expertise and valuable insights on a variety of topics. For inquiries and interview requests, please contact Media Relations.

Fathima Wakeel of Lehigh University's College of Health

Fathima Wakeel to Join College of Health Faculty

Wakeel, a founding faculty member of Ferris State University’s public health program, will arrive in January 2020 as an associate professor in the College of Health. 

A schematic drawing showing a 3-D rendering of a cantilever in contact with the surface of a ferroelectric material.

Neural Network Technique Identifies Mechanisms of Ferroelectric Switching

Joshua Agar’s AI technique has allowed him and his team to identify and visualize geometrically driven differences in ferroelectric domain switching, an important advancement for next-generation computing.

Printer head on a solvent-cast 3D printer depositing the functionalized polymer inks layer-by-layer from a needle in the lab of Lehigh professor Lesley Chow

New Biofabrication Method Creates One Scaffold to Guide Regeneration of Multiple Tissues

Lesley Chow and her team present a new 3D printing platform to fabricate multi-component scaffolds that “steal from nature” to engineer tissues organized like native tissues.

By the Numbers

9:1

student-to-faculty ratio

540

full-time faculty

117

new awards awarded to Lehigh faculty by external funding agencies in 2016-17

784

students were employed in faculty projects (undergraduate and graduate)

 

Meet Our Faculty

Lehigh University faculty deeply engage students in the learning process. They embrace the important role of educator, serving as mentors, encouraging curiosity and finding opportunities to collaborate with students on research.

 
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Zach Zacharia

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
College of Business

Zach Zacharia discusses teaching and research at Lehigh and the value of learning in a diverse community.

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Patricia Manz

Professor of School Psychology
College of Education

Patti Manz speaks about how Lehigh provides a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment for research and how that environment has helped her grow as a scholar.

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Shalinee Kishore

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Shalinee Kishore explains how Lehigh “hits the sweet spot” for faculty by providing an environment that supports world-class interdisciplinary research and high-quality instruction.