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.


A musician of many accomplishments, he also co-founded two youth orchestras.

In 42 years on the faculty, he taught students the art of the hallway discussion.

The PBS talk show host is a philanthropist and author of 29 books.

An exclusive partnership aims to enhance opportunities for students.

Researchers show that a hierarchy of active species triggers the oxidation of carbon monoxide.

The business expert has headed the Iacocca Institute since 1999.

Marc Tomljanovich will spend the 2016-17 academic year at Lehigh.

A sea sponge enzyme could provide greener, firmer soil foundations.

A new book looks at the aftermath of rape in medieval English literature.

An algorithm proves its worth in a San Diego simulation.

Marcos Pires receives inaugural ACS Infectious Diseases Young Investigator Award.

Electro-thermal poling induces conductivity, could pave way for capacitors.

A first book finds that nuns in post-Reformation England had an influence beyond the cloister.

Cognitive Science Society’s annual conference includes a workshop here.

New analysis techniques reveal environmental history of ancient coins.

A new book explores the growth of lobbying in the nation’s capital.

Sushil Kumar has conducted five years of experimental and theoretical research on plasmonic lasers. His work might lead to commercial applications for the tiniest of nanolasers. 

A sociologist is praised for writing a "best-practices manual."

Schematic: Cooling the Hottest Surfaces

In rededicating the Loewy Institute, Lehigh renews a legacy.