Mary Ellen Alu

Assistant Editor
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-6391
maa614@lehigh.edu

Mary Ellen Alu is an assistant editor 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. 


A Lehigh University professor is challenging long-held beliefs about how mothers can best connect with their infants.

On Aug. 27, 2014, a trial court in California issued a decision that invalidated three statutory employment protections for public school teachers as violations of the state constitution.

When public schools face financial challenges, arts and music programs often are the first casualties. Do distressed schools have much of an option? What's the effect on education?

Innovative study aims to track how principals use their time and how that might correlate with student achievement.

The College kicks off its observances Thursday with the inaugural John Stoops lecture series.

Education activist Diane Ravitch, in an appearance at Lehigh, argues that public schools must be saved for a future generation of children.

Education reform advocate Geoffrey Canada will address “The Promise of Charter Schools” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Baker Hall.

As Lehigh University celebrates its Sesquicentennial during this 2015-16 academic year, the College of Education also marks two key anniversaries—100 years of education at Lehigh and 50 years of education as a College.

Faculty combines expertise to develop evidence-based strategies.

Campus Square renamed in honor of former Lehigh president, Greg Farrington, and his wife, Jean.

CBE hosts impact symposium to foster dialogue on workplace diversity.

Loretta Ross will discuss "Reproductive Justice in the 21st Century.”

The new M2, the Masters of Science in Management Program, welcomes its inaugural class. 

Teams of Lehigh education leadership students propose innovative schools to promote learning. 

Todd A. Watkins talks about his vision for the Martindale Center, which he calls ‘one of Lehigh’s gems.’ 

An Introductory Global CO2 Model was published in July.

Loyal alumni return to South Mountain to reunite with classmates.

Assistant philosophy professor investigates the branch of philosophy that studies existence

Obscure rituals, sacred objects and secret societies inhabited the exhibition el otro lado del alma: Syncretisms in Contemporary Cuban Photography

The Lehigh teams, student-athletes and events worth watching in 2015-16.