Kelly Hochbein

Manager, Editorial Services

Office of Communications and Public Affairs

(610) 758-4746

Kelly Hochbein is a member of the editorial team in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. She serves as editor of the Lehigh Research Review and as an associate editor of the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin. She also writes and edits for Lehigh’s news websites and other publications, covering events, research and news from all four colleges.

Hochbein holds a B.A. in English and a master’s degree in education from the University of Notre Dame. She worked as a teacher and a freelance writer before her arrival at Lehigh in 2014. 

Lehigh to Host Two-Day Virtual Program on the Impact of Everyday Trauma and Pain

‘Reporting on and Living in Times of Trauma’ will feature two moderated panel discussions on March 23 and 24.

Lehigh Community Plans for Spring Wellness Week

The university encourages the campus community to focus on personal well-being during the week of March 22, which normally would be spring break.

David Ignatius Reflects on ‘Snapshots from a Journalist’s Notebook’

Ignatius, a novelist and longtime Washington Post columnist, delivers virtual 2021 Kenner Lecture.

Lab Learning From a Distance

Xiaoji Xu, assistant professor of chemistry, and a team of students develop virtual reality tool to help instructors provide lab-based experiences to students without bringing them into the lab.

Understanding Resilience: The Impact of COVID-19

In the face of a global pandemic, a team of Lehigh researchers switches gears to study how individuals perceive, respond to and recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Reflections on Leadership and Change

Pat Farrell steps down after 11 years as Lehigh’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. 

Bound Together by Humanity

The Lehigh Humanities Lab fosters discourse and expands horizons for faculty and students across disciplines.

Volkmar Dierolf Demonstrates the Possibility of Color Tuning GaN-based LEDs

Dierolf’s work with gallium nitride-based LEDs could pave the way for more comfortable artificial light that’s better for human health.

Improving Shared Decision-Making for Doctors and Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Jessecae Marsh investigates how people’s beliefs about causal relationships influence their thinking—and how an understanding of these beliefs might lead to better health outcomes.

Scalable & Sustainable Photocatalyst Production

Steven McIntosh and his colleagues have demonstrated the utility of biomineralization to realize benign synthesis of functional materials for use in the energy sector.

Tracing the Rise of Cubism in Prague

Art historian Nicholas Sawicki studies how two early collectors of Cubism narrated the movement’s history.

A Cultural History of the Ideas that Have Facilitated Antibiotic Resistance

Lorenzo Servitje examines how different media forms have posited the idea of antibiotics.

Ethan Van Norman Develops a More Rigorous Approach for Identifying Effective Interventions

A nearly $900K grant from IES supports Van Norman’s work to develop a quantitatively rigorous and user-friendly measure of the effectiveness of interventions for students with disabilities and learning difficulties.

Coping with Stress during Pregnancy: Fathima Wakeel Studies the Factors that Impact Maternal Health

Wakeel seeks to identify the internal and social protective factors that help women cope with stress during pregnancy.

Anand Jagota Develops New Mechanisms to Improve the Effectiveness of Vehicle Tires

Jagota and his team seek to improve friction of soft materials.

Amber Rice Examines Carolina and Black-Capped Chickadees in the Hybrid Zone to Understand How New Species Arise

Rice investigates hybridization through ecological field research, behavioral tests, and population genetics and genomics.

The Creation of Art & Knowledge at a University Museum

A Lehigh University Art Galleries exhibition of faculty work celebrates artists as researchers.

Celebration Honors Doctoral Graduates

The live and pre-recorded Zoom event recognized participating doctoral candidates. 

Lehigh Team Led by Nelson Tansu Collaborates with St. Luke’s on Device to Ensure Sterile Masks

The ‘Bug Zapper’ uses UV-C light to damage the DNA of pathogens, including the coronavirus, to enable the sterilization and reuse of N95 masks when new ones are unavailable.

Lehigh’s Halcyon Skinner Answers Questions About COVID-19

Skinner, associate dean for research in Lehigh’s College of Health, was interviewed by WFMZ about the role of social distancing in slowing the transmission of the coronavirus.