Mary Ellen Alu

Manager, Editorial Services
Managing Editor, Lehigh Bulletin
Editor, Lehigh Business and Theory to Practice
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-6391

Mary Ellen Alu is a manager of editorial services in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She plays a key role in several publications: the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, published three times a year; the College of Education’s annual Theory to Practice magazine and Lehigh Business, the annual magazine of the College of Business and Economics. She also writes and edits for Lehigh’s online news sites.

Alu joined Lehigh’s communications office in 2014 after a lengthy career in journalism. She worked as an editor for AOL’s online news service, Patch; as an editor and reporter for The Morning Call daily newspaper in Allentown, Pa.; and as a reporter for The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She holds a Masters of Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Wilkes University. She is the recipient of numerous writing and reporting awards.

Alu is a former co-president and board member of Families with Children from China – Lehigh Valley Chapter. She also serves as an assistant troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 6008 based at St. Thomas More in Salisbury Township, Pa. 

Author and TED talk contributor will be at Lehigh as part of COE’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

S. McKay Price was named in Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) rankings for 2012-2016.

Robin Hojnoski develops measures to screen preschoolers’ literacy skills and give teachers tools to boost support. 

Julia Lechuga is working with community groups at the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez border to reduce risky behaviors among drug users and curtail the spread of infectious diseases.

Parents are essential in child language development, says Brook Sawyer. Her work on Parents Plus: Language Coach helps strengthen parents' abilities to help their children.

PwC Chairman Tim Ryan delivers message on the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Day-long conference focuses on Shapiro’s contributions to school psychology.

Subject of ‘Flash Boys’ talks about ‘speed bumps’ and restoring balance to the stock market.

Joseph J. Roy '09 Ph.d. is Pa.'s Superintendent of the Year.

Ken 'The Hammer' Tarby was at home with thermodynamics and with Johnny Carson.

The Rev. Sharon Washington Risher addresses the process of forgiveness in MLK talk.

Here's the answer to the Biz Quiz 2016.

Proposed COE pilot study would examine whether virtual reality can enhance students’ writing fluency.

The portrait was given to lehigh in 1961.

'Avenger’s Jello' and other aptly named dishes were served.

Lehigh administrators and faculty offer international students guidance and support in aftermath of tense presidential campaign season. 

The Lehigh-Lafayette rivalry game was played for the 152nd time Saturday, Nov. 19. Lehigh won, 45-21.

Faces of Lehigh

Lehigh University School Study Council hosts ‘Politics and Possibilities’ event.

The second annual conference was held in the Spring 2016 semester.