Amy White

Associate Director of Media Relations
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-6656

Amy White is Associate Director of Media Relations in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She identifies stories, pitches to media, writes articles for online and print, responds to media queries, and provides crisis communications support. Her favorite part of media relations is telling stories and creating connections between media, researchers, and the Lehigh community.

Amy has worked in higher education communications since 2006 and joined Lehigh University in 2010. She previously led public relations for Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation (2012-2016) and Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and Department of Materials Science and Engineering (2010-2012). Before coming to Lehigh, she managed communications and outreach for a research center at University of Missouri-Columbia that explored religion and public life.

Amy’s media relations and digital media efforts have been recognized with awards from the tri-state region’s association for higher education communications professionals, College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals (CUPRAP). Before joining higher education, Amy was an award-winning print journalist for 12 years, reporting on diverse topics for several California newspapers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from University of California, Davis.

A Mountaintop team explores music, entrepreneurship and software ventures.

Students win national contest with device that monitors HIV medications.

A Mountaintop project allows students to explore a combination of entrepreneurship, software ventures and hip hop music.

The EUREKA! competition awarded more than $58,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to students.

Steve Boerner ’15G, James Byszewski ’02 and Louis Intile create a place to nurture entrepreneurs. 

New leadership structure prepares Lehigh's entrepreneurship institute for ongoing growth.

Baker Institute honors students for innovation and imagination.

Master's of Technical Entrepreneurship wins national honor from University Economic Development Association.

Inaugural graduates of Lehigh’s new master’s program leave with exciting products and technologies.

Faculty, staff and alumni give seven presentations at a national conference on innovation.

EMT Azim Sonawalla ’12 wins grand prize in a Lehigh entrepreneurship competition.

LehighSiliconValley, in its second year, adds a stop in New York City.

The Baker Institute throws a party and unveils a new lab.

His company develops software that allows unmanned vehicles to fly autonomously.

Winning ventures ranged from cross-cultural art projects and fashion exchanges to energy snacks and water purification systems.

A customized instrument will allow the study of a wider range of materials, including biological samples.

The materials science and engineering professor weighs in on groundbreaking materials of the 21st century.

A prosthodontist from Egypt is helping Lehigh researchers develop bioactive glass that mimics the behavior of living tissue.