Kurt Pfitzer

Editor and Writer Emeritus (Retired January 2018)
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-3017
kap4@lehigh.edu

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.


An associate professor of English uncovers a trove of forgotten writings by Catholic women living in post-Reformation England and in exile on the European continent.

 Suzanne Edwards writes The Afterlives of Rape in Medieval English Literature.

With modest telescopes, Josh Pepper and his KELT team are helping NASA find planets beyond the solar system that could hold life—or already do.

In 1946, Michael ‘Mickey’ Yonkovig set his sights on an engineering degree at Lehigh. Nearly 70 years after dropping out, he searched for a way to set things right.

Researchers also hope to improve the design of planes, cars and underwater vehicles.

Graduate student wins competitive award for study of low-temperature PCMs.

The materials science professor had a zeal for thermodynamics and Johnny Carson.

A panel discussion analyzes the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Sociologist Kelly Austin leads a growing program that explores the intersections of health and society.

College offers many avenues for students and faculty to approach complex problems

This issue examines the impact of interdisciplinary education in the College of Arts and Sciences

Carrie Rich '07 sees a world filled with opportunities and possibilities

Michael Quesada '16G examines the history and policies behind the use of the Colorado River.

Anna Chupa's tiling designs are inspired by building tiles found in southern Spain.

Attorney Ollie Foucek '72 is one of the arts center's biggest champions.

Concert features new work by acclaimed composer Reena Esmail.

Ghana serves as a living laboratory for interdisciplinary student research.

Costuming three characters in an absurdist play was a collaborative effort.

Jenna Pastorini '17 examines a trauma-based cultural syndrome in Cambodia.

Choosing to survive rather than remain a victim.