Welcome to the inaugural issue of Lehigh Business!
We think our new annual magazine will be a wonderful way to keep you up-to-date on the groundbreaking research and new initiatives of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University as well as the accomplishments and inventiveness of our students and alumni.
This year, we launched a new Master of Science in Management program for non-business degree students, welcomed dynamic new hires and strengthened our Executive Education programming. Our cover story, The Power of Data, outlines the College’s exciting role in Lehigh’s new Data X initiative, which will better equip our students with the skills they’ll need to navigate the challenges of an increasingly digital and data-driven world.
As Lehigh commemorates its 150th anniversary this academic year, we join the university in its celebration of the people, places and traditions that have made Lehigh what it is today, and we look excitedly to the future. In this issue, we highlight the important research of several of our faculty members, including: when female leadership might be an advantage for companies, how color impacts consumer perception, how foreign investors make real estate decisions, and the effect of coal-fired power plant pollution on a child’s birth weight.
We also bring you stories of our students, including their global and community outreach, and our alumni, including Cathy Engelbert ’86, the first woman to head a major U.S. professional services firm, and Glenn DuPaul ’14, the first director of basketball analytics for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.
We hope you enjoy this first issue of Lehigh Business. You also can get daily updates on the College at cbe.lehigh.edu. As the College grows, we look forward to the future and all that we can accomplish.
Georgette Chapman Phillips Dean of the College of Business and Economics @LehighBusiness