Amy White

Amy White

Interim Director of Media Relations
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
(610) 758-6656

Amy White is Interim Director of Media Relations in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She identifies stories, pitches to media, writes articles for online and print, responds to media queries, and provides crisis communications support. Her favorite part of media relations is telling stories and creating connections between media, researchers, and the Lehigh community.

Amy has worked in higher education communications since 2006 and joined Lehigh University in 2010. She previously led public relations for Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation (2012-2016) and Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and Department of Materials Science and Engineering (2010-2012). Before coming to Lehigh, she managed communications and outreach for a research center at University of Missouri-Columbia that explored religion and public life.

Amy’s media relations and digital media efforts have been recognized with awards from the association for higher education communications professionals, College and University Public Relations and Associated Professionals (CUPRAP). Before joining higher education, Amy was an award-winning print journalist for 12 years, reporting on diverse topics for several California newspapers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from University of California, Davis.

‘Stellar Paternity Tests’ Match Orphaned Stars to Their Milky Way Origins

Lehigh researchers connect 'hot young stars' to the clusters of their birth using Gaia Mission survey of 1 billion stars.

E. Thomas Pashuck Designs Novel Biomaterials for Applications in Regenerative Medicine

His project, “Controlling Non-Specific Peptide Degradation in Hydrogels,” is funded with a $200,000 award from the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Initiation.

Happy Pi Day 2022: Shoppers More Likely to Buy During Pi Day Deals

New study shows consumers are more likely to use discounts celebrating a “special day” like Pi Day than for standard sales events, especially when the promotion is both original and appropriate.

NIH Funds Protease Research Advancing Understanding of Cancer Progression and Treatments

Lehigh study will visualize activity of proteases, which play a vital role in physiological processes such as tissue development and regeneration and cancer migration and metastasis.

Lehigh, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Work Toward Microgrid for Charging Zero-Emission Vehicles

Lehigh collaborates with Silicon Valley transit authority on microgrid to power electric buses.

Lehigh University Faculty Awarded Federal Grants for Special Ed, Reading Skills Research

Funded projects, including prestigious early career awards, will study reading interventions, supports for students with disabilities and teachers of students with autism.

New Multi-University NSF Hubs to Foster Entrepreneurial Startups, Broaden Opportunities for Underrepresented Groups

The Northeast region hub, led by Princeton University and including Lehigh, will accelerate tech and enhance diversity in entrepreneurship.

Exploring the Role of Identity in The Power of Us

New book by Lehigh researcher explores how our identities influence our beliefs and behavior—and can also inspire social and political movements.

Firms Seek More Change, Less Risk When Women Join Top Management Teams

The first long-term study of multinational companies finds women at top echelons linked to embrace of transformation and strategy shifts among teams.

Lehigh Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award

The award honors colleges and universities that encourage and assist students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

COVID-19: The Impact on the Economy

A Q&A with Ahmed S. Rahman, associate professor of economics at the College of Business.

Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts

Scholars and aficionados can now search, download and study 160,000 pages of high-resolution, full-color manuscripts dating to the ninth century, thanks to library partnerships.

Ugly Fashion Is In

Ludovica Cesareo explores the appeal of garish—and expensive—fashion.

LUAG Receives Prestigious Grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services

Lehigh University Art Galleries is among 18 U.S. institutions to receive grant from IMLS, the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums.

Disparities in ADHD Interventions

Study is the largest of children and teens with ADHD ever conducted in the United States

Study: Women Leaders Have Edge in Some Crises

Study by researchers at Lehigh and Queen's University Belfast is first to examine why and when a leadership trust advantage emerges for female leaders during organizational crises.

Materials Informatics Reveals New Class of Super-Hard Alloys

Lehigh researchers use data analytics and experimental microscopy to discover new high-entropy alloys, validating novel approach to new materials search

Susan Woodhouse: ‘Good Enough’ Parenting is Good Enough

New research finds that caregivers need only 'get it right' half the time when responding to babies’ need for attachment to have a positive impact on a baby.

The Causes and Impact of the Bullwhip Effect on Supply Chains

Oliver Yao and his team use data, interviews and observations collected along the supply chain to show one of the real causes and effects of the bullwhip effect.