Kurt Pfitzer

Editor and Writer Emeritus (Retired January 2018)
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-3017

Kurt Pfitzer is associate editor of the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin and one of the editors of the Lehigh’s news websites.

Pfitzer joined Lehigh’s staff in 1986 after working as a news reporter for several newspapers, including the Tucson Citizen, the Doylestown (Pa.) Daily Intelligencer and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s in piano performance from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. He is also organist for St. Isidore’s Roman Catholic Church in Quakertown, Pa.

A chemical engineer seeks to enhance fertilizers and boost food production.

With NIH support, a Ph.D. alumna seeks to improve the fluorination of organic molecules.

Business students compete in the annual College Fed Challenge.

At a roundtable discussion, professors discuss research projects and student opportunities.

A cross-country bike trip clarified an engineer’s aspirations.

Cheerleaders, students and the Marching 97 wake up the city that never sleeps.

Renowned engineer John Kulicki ‘67G ‘73Ph.D. has a real Lehigh-Laf dilemma.

Engineers seek to commercialize patented technology.

Two hundred aspirants network with alumni at eighth annual Financial Services Forum.

“Identity traps,” says MLK series speaker, have helped disparities persist.

Education dean Gary Sasso weighs in on charter schools.

Political “dysfunction,” says Segal series speaker, is a formidable obstacle to meaningful action.

Lehigh and six other institutions receive competitive grant from DOE.

A philosopher and a religion scholar discuss their new book.

The department’s second annual conference draws a global cast of scholars.

Researchers tap ocean energy while exciting high-schoolers about science.

Undergraduates present their summer projects at a research symposium.

Electrical engineering alumnus receives NSF’s CAREER Award.