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
maa614@lehigh.edu

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. 

Indigenous Health Expert Christine Makosky Daley Joins the College of Health

Daley will serve as the co-director of a new Institute for Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Health Expert Sean M. Daley Joins the College of Health

Daley has worked with American Indians since 1995 in Arizona, Connecticut, Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota and other other states.

Soaring Together: Celebrating the Women of Lehigh

The campus community begins a celebration of an institutional milestone with unique events, programs and projects.

Leading, Managing in the COVID-19 Era

Vistex Institute offers two new online courses to help leaders navigate in a virtual world.

The Impact of Immigrant Students’ Critical Consciousness on Higher-Education Outcomes.

Germán A. Cadenas studies the link between the development of critical consciousness and Hispanic DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students’ intent to persist at public universities.

Sara Kangas Provides Insight into High Percentages of English Learners with Disabilities in Schools

Kangas examines through multiple studies how state and federal policies and structural issues in schools can be barriers to learning.

Confirmatory Bias in Health Decisions: The MMR Vaccine and Autism Controversy

Shin-Yi Chou and Ernest Lai investigate how conflicting information figures into health decisions.

Lehigh Holds Virtual Celebration for Class of 2020

The university confers degrees in emotional, online tribute to graduates.

Lehigh’s College of Education Awarded NSF Grant to Boost Students’ Geospatial Skills

Tom Hammond will help lead efforts in implementing hands-on, socio-environmental investigations for high school students in three regions of the United States.

COVID-19: The Impact on Supply Chains

A Q&A with Zach G. Zacharia, associate professor of supply chain management and director of the Center for Supply Chain Research at the College of Business.

Lehigh Provides 3D-Printed Face Shields to LVHN, Good Shepherd

The university has so far delivered nearly 500 face shields to help hospitals and medical centers in their fight against the coronavirus.

Going Remote: More Than 1,000 Classes Shift to Online

How did Lehigh do it? An interview with Greg Reihman, vice provost for Library and Technology Services.

The Founding of UMOJA House: An Oral History

Thirty years ago, the Umoja House opened its doors on the Lehigh campus, becoming both a community and a haven for underrepresented students of color. This is the story behind the black student activism that led to the Umoja House founding in the aftermath of one of Lehigh’s darkest days—and the university’s continuing efforts to make Lehigh a more inclusive place.

Alums Team Up to Develop New Patent-Pending Bike Lock

Dylan Cato '16 and Karen Shihadeh Schaufeld '83 '15P '17P are co-founders of Altor Locks.

Lehigh in Pop Culture

From The Simpsons to Ford v Ferrari, Lehigh and its alumni make a cultural splash.

Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent Offers 'A View from the Trenches'

Dent ’93G talks with the Bulletin about Washington, the politics of anger and the challenges for centrist problem-solvers

Robert A. Flowers Installed as Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Family, friends and members of the Lehigh community celebrate Flowers’ installation Thursday as the Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel Dean of the College.

Business Beyond Boundaries

A name change signals a new era of Lehigh’s College of Business. 

2019: Year in Review

Here’s a look back at the biggest Lehigh stories of the year.

Celebrating 30 Years of the Umoja House

Lehigh community gathers to recognize three decades of Umoja on campus.