The 2021-22 academic year has brought to Lehigh more than 40 new faculty members in a wide range of disciplines and from a variety of backgrounds. Most arrived on campus this past fall.
“Every year, Lehigh hires outstanding new faculty from across the country and across the globe,” says Nathan Urban, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “These faculty bring new expertise, new ideas and new perspectives to the research and education that happens here at Lehigh. Over time, the faculty we hire lead their departments, colleges and the university to innovate and change as we seek to enhance the impact that Lehigh and its students have. The faculty hired this year, who applied for their jobs and came to Lehigh amidst a pandemic, are a truly exceptional group of scholars and teachers, inventors and innovators who will bring new perspectives to Lehigh and create a richer, more vibrant and more diverse environment in which the research and teaching of Lehigh occurs. I hope that you join me in welcoming this new class of faculty to the Lehigh family.”
During the Fall 2021 semester, some of these new scholars shared reflections about their research, their teaching interests and what drew them to Lehigh. Read on to learn more.