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New appointments announced in CAS Dean’s office

Since Anne Meltzer, professor of earth and environmental sciences, has taken on the role of the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the start of the Fall ’04 semester, a number of other staffing changes have been made.

Carl Moses, who served as interim dean following the retirement of Dean Bobb Carson, will return to his former role as associate dean for undergraduate studies of the college. He will be joined by Pam Pepper, associate professor of theatre, who will serve as associate dean for faculty and staff, and Steven H. Cutcliffe, professor of history and director of the Science, Technology and Society program, who will serve as associate dean for research and graduate programs.

All three associate deans will have responsibility to help develop strategic plans in the areas of education, research, and faculty and staff development, as well as serving as important resources for faculty, staff and students, Meltzer says.

Moses is a specialist in aqueous geochemistry and mineral-water interactions, water quality measurements, computational methods in geochemistry, and earth and environmental systems science. He joined the faculty in 1987 as an instructor and was promoted to assistant professor in 1988. He is currently affiliated with Lehigh’s Energy Research Center and the Zettlemoyer Center for Surface Studies. Much of Moses’ research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., he graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School. He earned his A.B. in chemistry from Princeton University, and his M.S. and his Ph.D. in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia.

Pepper, associate professor of theatre, joined the Lehigh faculty in 1987 as visiting assistant professor. She was appointed assistant professor in 1988 and promoted to associate professor in 1994. She teaches acting and directing, frequently mentors student playwrights, and directs professionally at the Pennsylvania Stage Company and other theatres. Her most recent productions include “Lost in Yonkers” and “A Delicate Balance.” A new production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Desire Under the Elms” begins in mid-November. At Lehigh, Pepper chaired her department for six years during the ground-breaking and move to Zoellner Arts Center. She has served on numerous College of Arts and Sciences committees and task forces and is currently a new faculty mentor. She is an on-site evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Theatre and is a former nominations committee chair for that organization. She was the regional playwriting chair for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and is a recipient of the Kennedy Center Medallion of Honor. Pepper has also directed at various regional and New York theatres. She is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. She is chair of the American College Theatre Festival Playwriting Awards Committee, a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and of the New York University’s First Look Theatre Company, where she directed Saviana Stanescu’s Jelly-Love and Peanut-Butter last year. Pepper, a native of New Concord, Ohio, has a B.A. from the College of Wooster and an M.F.A. from Ohio University.

Cutcliffe, who specializes in both the history of technology and contemporary technology-society relationships, joined the Lehigh faculty in 1976. He has published numerous essays and has authored or co-authored six books, including Ideas, Machines, and Values: An Introduction to Science, Technology and Social Studies, In Context: History and the History of Technology – Essays in Honor of Melvin Kranzberg, and Technology and American History. He has also co-edited the book, Visions of STS: Counterpoints in Science, Technology and Society Studies. Since 1977, he has edited the Science, Technology and Society Curriculum Newsletter. He is a former president of the National Association of Science, Technology and Society. He has also served on the organization’s board of directors. In addition, he has served as chairperson of numerous committees for the Society for the History of Technology and as a member of many other professional organizations, including the American Society for Environmental History, the Society for Social Studies of Science, and the Organization of American Historians. At Lehigh, Cutcliffe has served as assistant to the provost; as past director and a board member of the Lehigh University Press; as a member of the advisory board of the Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for 18th Century Studies, as director of L.E.O. (Lehigh Earth Observatory), and as director of the Technology Studies Resource Center. He earned both a Ph.D. and master’s degree from Lehigh. He received an A.B. from Bates College.

Posted on Monday, December 06, 2004

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