Stephen Gross

Senior Writer
Office of Communication and Public Affairs
610-758-3017
smg418@lehigh.edu

Stephen Gross is a member of the editorial team in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. He serves as associate editor of the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin and writes and edits for Lehigh’s news websites and a number of the university’s publications.

Gross joined Lehigh in 2018 after spending 12 years at The Morning Call daily newspaper in Allentown, Pa. He was a sports reporter for his final five years at the paper, covering mainly the Philadelphia Phillies and Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The Lehigh Valley native holds a B.A. in English from Moravian College, where he also minored in political science.

Lehigh Basketball's Marques Wilson Embracing ‘Learn, Grow, Lead’

Coming off an MVP season, Marques Wilson is using his experiences to make his teammates better.

Lehigh Tops Lafayette in the 157th Edition of The Rivalry

The Mountain Hawks end the season on a three-game winning streak with a 17-10 win over the Leopards.

A Q&A with Joe Sterrett on NIL Deals

The Murray H. Goodman Dean of Athletics discusses endorsement deals for college athletes.

Carley Barjaktarovich Inks First Pro NIL Deal with Lehigh Valley IronPigs

The shortstop and team captain partnered with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Brown and White Recognized as a Top College Media Outlet

Lehigh’s student-run newspaper was awarded second place in the College Media Association’s 2020-21 "Four-Year Best College Media Outlet of the Year" category.

Inauguration of President Joseph J. Helble ’82 Opens Founder’s Weekend

The ceremony inaugurating Lehigh’s 15th president was held Friday in Tamerler Courtyard.

Growing Green

EcoRealm Environments explores retrofitting spaces with hydroponic grow systems—and boosting people’s wellbeing.

Visual Artist Shimon Attie to Focus New Exhibition on Bethlehem’s Past and Present

Renowned public and video artist joins Lehigh as the Theodore U. Horger ’61 Artist-in-Residence.

LUAG’s Outdoor Sculptures Get Virtual Accessibility

The pieces on the Asa Packer campus in Lehigh University Art Galleries’ outdoor sculpture collection have been added to the interactive campus map.

Rally, Move-In Kick Off 2021 Fall Semester

A special Rally and “Do it for the ‘Gram” were among the events on campus this weekend.

EXHIBITION: Hear Me Roar: Women Photographers

The exhibition coincides with the university celebrating 50 years of undergraduate women at Lehigh.

Dispatches: A Great Catch

Frank Miller '68 gathered strangers to play catch during the pandemic and it garnered local and national media attention.

Four Questions with Sue Troyan, Lehigh Women’s Basketball Coach

In her 33rd year with Lehigh athletics, the women’s basketball coach led the program to its first Patriot League title and NCAA Tournament berth since 2010.

PROFILE: Hannah Foster '23, Lehigh Women's Golf

The Florida native has been on the Jamaican national team since she turned 15 years old.

Class of 2025 Moves In, Returns to More Traditional Experience

More than 1,500 first-year students joined the Lehigh family this week, moving into residential halls and attending orientation activities.

U.S. Education Secretary Visits Lehigh Community School Donegan Elementary

Miguel Cardona promotes the Biden administration’s education agenda.

The Hatchery Holds Virtual 2021 ‘Demo Day’

Student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas for projects that include combating malaria and retaining and attracting talented employees.

Lehigh Launch Starts First-Year Students in American West

The experiential, integrative learning experience will continue for the Fall 2021 semester, with students starting their studies in Wyoming and New Mexico.

Professor, Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. Delivers Virtual Baccalaureate Address

Dionne is a Washington Post columnist, senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and professor in the foundations of democracy and culture at Georgetown University.

Lehigh holds Doctoral Hooding, Commencement for Graduate Students

Those receiving master’s and doctoral degrees from the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 were honored in a joint ceremony Friday afternoon.

PROFILE: Mary Clougherty ’21, Lehigh women's basketball

The Northern Virginia native is a senior guard on the women's basketball team.

Lehigh Named Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee

The university was just one of five postsecondary institutions to be honored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Lehigh Launches Campus Sustainable Impact Fellowship

The multi-year, interdisciplinary projects focus on advancing Lehigh’s Sustainability Strategic Plan 2030 goals which align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Anthony DiMaggio Explores the Social Movements Behind Protest

DiMaggio's book dissects the progression of social movements in the United States since 2008.

COVID-19 Response Team Urges Students to Stay Vigilant

Rising number of cases ‘a source of significant concern,’ Provost Nathan Urban says in town hall Tuesday.

Headspace Meditation App Free for Lehigh Students

Starting Feb. 1, Lehigh students will have free access to Headspace.

Lehigh to Create Climate Action Strategy

The strategy will provide a roadmap for lessening the university’s impact on the environment.

Your ‘Personalized Research University’

Independent discovery is encouraged as part of your Lehigh experience.

Spotlight: Maddie Monahan

Monahan '21 is a student-athlete mentor.

Spotlight: Jordan Wood ’21

Wood is a two-time All-American.

Creative Inquiry Provides Opportunities for All Interests

Interdisciplinary programs such as Data for Impact and the Mountaintop Summer Experience include options for students in any major.

Message to the Lehigh Community from Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez, Kerry Shamnoski '22 and Lucy Kwiatek '22

A video of the message was posted on Lehigh's Instagram account on Aug. 21.

Lehigh Announces University Staff and Faculty Award Winners

The university celebrates 19 faculty and staff for their tireless efforts and dedication to the Lehigh community.

Housing, Dining Discussion Concludes Lehigh ‘Community Conversations’ Series

Lehigh leadership details housing and dining changes for first-year students moving on campus Aug. 18-20.

‘Community Conversations’ Series Continues as Lehigh Leadership Discuss Safety, Health and Wellness

Provost Nathan Urban stressed the importance of mask wearing and social distancing, saying campus health and safety hinges on the behavior of all members of the campus community.

‘The Rivalry’ Pauses as Patriot League Cancels Fall Sports

Lehigh and Lafayette will not meet on a football field for the first time since 1896, but the Patriot League has left open the possibility of all fall sports being played in the spring of 2021.

Halting of Study Abroad Leads to Dear COVID-19

Lehigh creates new course for students whose study abroad experiences were interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rebecca Wang Examines Mobile Shopping and Customer Purchase Behavior

Wang studies the effect of mobile shopping on customer loyalty, frequency and order size.

Golf Clubs and Social Classes in Mexico

Sociologist Hugo Cerón-Anaya studied three upscale golf clubs in Mexico City to explain wealth and privilege from the viewpoint of elites.

Eric Baumer: A Human Approach to Algorithm Design

Baumer’s work ranges from humanizing algorithmic designs to the socioeconomic inequities of Facebook and online data privacy.

A Search Engine for Datasets

Haiyan Jia and a team of Lehigh researchers works to create a dataset search engine prototype that allows users to find data online regardless of domain.

Eduardo Gómez Joins BBC's Good Morning Scotland for Coronavirus Interview

The associate professor in Lehigh's College of Health joined Saturday's edition of the radio program.

Eduardo Gómez Co-Authors Think Global Health Article on Politics and the Coronavirus

The associate professor in Lehigh's College of Health penned an article, 'Politics May Kill Us, Not the Coronavirus,' with a professor and dean at the Boston University School of Public Health.

Eduardo Gómez Featured in Newsweek Article on Coronavirus Reopening Plan

The associate professor in Lehigh's College of Health was asked about what restrictions could remain in place as the United States plans to reopen the economy.

COVID-19: The Impact on Financial Regulations

A Q&A with Kathleen Hanley, professor of finance and director of the Center of Financial Services at the College of Business.

Studying Abroad in Italy: How COVID-19 Changed Everything

Natalie Maroun ’21 recounts how the pandemic impacted her studies—and how Lehigh’s efforts helped her cope.

Whitney P. Witt: 'Harness the Big Data Revolution' to Support Maternal and Child Health

The inaugural dean of Lehigh's new College of Health authored a guest post about maternal and child health on Public Heath Newswire's website.

The Brown and White Continues to Publish During Pandemic

The student-run newspaper has published its print edition continuously since 1894.

PROFILE: Teddy Leggett ’21, Lehigh Men's Lacrosse

The junior played for the Canadian Men’s Senior Field Lacrosse Team in the 2019 Team USA Fall Classic.

Lehigh Accounting Program Ranked on Optimal’s 2020 Best Colleges List

Graduates with an accounting degree from Lehigh have the eighth highest median salary one year after graduation, according to the GradReports.com rankings.

Obama Photographer Pete Souza Shares Intimate Perspective of Presidency With Lehigh Community

The White House photographer for Presidents Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan met with Lehigh students, participated in a book signing and spoke in Baker Hall for nearly two hours.

Biz Quiz Answer

This Biz Quiz came courtesy of McKay Price, director of the Murray H. Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies.

Fairchild-Martindale Library’s New Cafe Named The Grind @ FML

“The Grind @ FML” won a naming contest for the cafe, which officially opened to students, faculty and staff in September.

Profile: Hannah Hedstrom ’19, Lehigh women's basketball

The guard, a four-year starter, is currently a graduate student.

Celebrating 'The Brown and White'

The student-run newspaper marks its 125th anniversary.

Poets&Quants: ‘Best and Brightest’

Poets&Quants recognizes three Lehigh students who stood out in the nation’s Class of 2019.

Spotlight: Zach Vinik ’20

Vinik received an Asa Packer walking stick to honor his leadership skills. 

An International Experience

Nikki Groce spent 11 weeks in Hong Kong as part of the Iacocca International Internship Program.

From E-Commerce to Crowdfunding

Haoyan Sun studies the impact of platform dynamics on sales and fundraising.

College of Health Adds Population Health Program Managers, Executive Assistant

Stephanie Rovito, Yuriko de la Cruz and Jeanne Kassis collectively bring population health experience and institutional knowledge to Lehigh’s new College of Health.

Marty Baron Celebrates The Brown and White’s 125th Anniversary

The Washington Post’s executive editor returns to Lehigh to discuss his start in journalism and current challenges to the industry.

Marty Baron to Return to Celebrate The Brown and White’s 125th Anniversary

The executive editor at The Washington Post will participate in a conversation with editors from The Brown and White on Sept. 26 in Baker Hall.

Lehigh Celebrates Grand Opening of Cafe at FML

The Cafe at FML officially opened to students, faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon.

Profile: Jorge Portorreal, Lehigh football

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound junior plays wide receiver.

Schematic: Helping Technology Continue to Shrink

Nicholas Strandwitz, the Harold Chambers Junior Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, specializes in a thin-film growth process called atomic layer deposition (ALD).

Lehigh Valley IronPigs' Matt McBride: A Great Catch

Matt McBride’s long professional baseball career took root at Lehigh. His legacy has opened doors  for the players who follow in his footsteps.

Ben Wright Honored With Festschrift for Work in Ancient Judaism

The university distinguished professor of religion studies was recognized for his career work with a Festschrift, an online forum and at a conference.

Centennial School Receives STEM Grant to Help Prepare Students for Careers

The Centennial School was awarded a $6,500 STEM grant from the Toshiba America Foundation, which allowed for the purchase of robotics kits.

Social Ethicist Gary Dorrien Delivers Baccalaureate Address

Dorrien, a theologian, references Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama in talk about social ethics.

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild Visits Iacocca Hall Labs

The freshman Congresswoman received an overview of the biological sciences department and diversity programs at Lehigh, and also toured four different labs.

Celebrating Innovation at Lehigh’s Teaching and Learning Symposium

The 2019 Symposium on Teaching and Learning at Lehigh featured nearly 50 presentations and four panel discussions.

The Moscow Conceptualism Movement: Art ‘Beyond the Fence’

Mary Nicholas’ monograph tells the full story of a radical art movement.

Atomic Layer Deposition: The Future of Computer Hardware

Slowly adding heat during atomic layer deposition while using an electron beam to monitor the process, Nicholas Strandwitz is helping technology to continue to shrink.

Suite Upgrades for Goodman Stadium

Suite Upgrades for Goodman Stadium

It’s Tom Gilmore’s Gig

Gilmore, who was on Lehigh’s coaching staff 15 years ago, returns to lead the football program.

Golden Ticket for NASA Research

Oliwia Krupinska ’20 finds no set requirements to obtain postdoctoral astrophysics fellowships funded by NASA

Shaping Lehigh Leaders

Nearly five dozen Lehigh students, along with faculty and staff facilitators, participated in a six-day leadership retreat in the Poconos focusing on self-examination, community building and activating visions for the future.

Lehigh Community Holds Vigil for New Zealand Shooting Victims

The University Chaplain's Office held the Campus Vigil Friday afternoon inside Packer Memorial Church.

LUSSI Aids First-Year Students

First-generation and low-income students get boost from Lehigh University Student Scholars Institute program.

Lehigh's Council for Equity and Community Meets to Discuss Hate

The one-hour discussion "The Hate You See" was planned by the CEC in response to the "72 Hours of Hate" in October.

Alexa Keckler Brings Energy, New Culture to Lehigh Volleyball

Winningest volleyball coach in Muhlenberg College's history makes the jump to Lehigh.

Profile: Matt and Scott Parker

Wrestlers and brothers Scott Parker '19 and Matt Parker '22 talk about their time at Lehigh.

Baseball Featured in Linderman Library Exhibit

'Batting Around America's Pastime: The Cultural Impact of Baseball' will be on display through mid-December.

Haibei Zhao: How Do Terrorist Attacks Impact Investors?

Haibei Zhao studies investor behavior under extremely stressful situations.

Zach Casler Creates Dindr, an Experience-Based Dating App

Zach Casler launches Dindr in Texas, with plans to expand elsewhere.

Vincent Munley: How Much is Too Much?

Professor of economics studies the impact of admission fees on museum attendance.

New Director Named for Real Estate Center

McKay Price will be the first new director of the Murray H. Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies since its 30-year existence.

Samantha Power: 'Change What Seems Possible'

The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations delivers the second Peter S. Hagerman '61 Lecture in Ethics at Lehigh.

Samantha Power, Former U.S. Ambassador to UN, to Deliver Lecture in Ethics at Lehigh

The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations will speak Thursday at 8 p.m. in Packard Lab.

John Pettegrew Remembered by Lehigh, Community

Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to the former chair of Lehigh's history department, who lost his battle with cancer in May.

The Brown and White Turns 125

Lehigh’s student-run newspaper, The Brown and White, celebrates its 125th anniversary in January.

A Perfect Move-In Day for the Class of 2022

Abundant sunshine and comfortable temperatures welcomed the Class of 2022 to Lehigh on Thursday.

Longtime Professor Publishes Helpful Intro to Physics Tool

Jerome Licini, associate professor of physics, has created a tilted-axes tool as a learning aid for students.