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Moses named deputy provost for academic programs

Carl Moses

Carl Moses, associate dean of undergraduate education and associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, has been named deputy provost for academic programs, Mohamed El-Aasser, provost, announced Friday.

The new post is the second of two deputy provost positions created by El-Aasser, who officially stepped into the provost’s role on Nov. 1, 2004. In December of 2004, Jean R. Soderlund, professor of history, chair of the history department and co-director of the Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for Eighteenth Century Studies at Lehigh, was named deputy provost for faculty affairs.

“I'm very gratified by this appointment, and I look forward to working with the faculty, the deans, and the provost on academic programs, which comprise one of my great passions,” Moses said. “The scope and scale of the work will offer many challenges, and I look forward to learning more about the institution and the ways in which we can continue to advance learning at Lehigh.”

In his new role, which begins July 1, Moses will assist the provost with issues relating to academic programs, such as managing the 2008 Middle States Accreditation, and coordinating interactions between academic programs and student life, including the first year experience, co-curricular activities, and enrollment management. He will also assist in the coordination of some components of the international programs, as well as interact with the college deans on raising the reputation of Lehigh’s graduate programs.

“Carl’s long history at Lehigh, serving in a variety of roles—faculty member, CAS associate dean, and interim CAS dean—ensures that he has the experience and institutional knowledge that are necessary to be an effective deputy provost for academic programs,” said El-Aasser in announcing the appointment.

“Carl has a proven track record of being committed to working across college boundaries and making sure that he has both an understanding of the colleges’ programs, as well as the colleges’ cultures. His organizational and interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by his work on the Middle States Decennial Accreditation Review, will ensure that the university’s vision, as it relates to programming, will move forward to the next level of excellence.”

A distinguished career

Moses talks with Lehigh students.

Moses joined Lehigh as a faculty member in the earth and environmental sciences department in 1987. He has been the associate dean for undergraduate studies of Lehigh’s College of Arts and Sciences since 2000, and he served as the interim dean during the 2004 academic year. He earned an A.B. in chemistry from Princeton University and M.S. and Ph.D in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia.

His principal research interest is aqueous geochemistry, the chemical interactions of rocks and water in the natural environment. His specific interests include the mineral-solution interface, computational modeling of geochemical processes, and environmental materials science, as well as industrial ecology and environmental management.

He has taught courses in aqueous geochemistry, environmental thermodynamics, water quality measurements, and general environmental science, including atmospheric science, climatology, and biogeochemistry.

Moses has also been actively involved in the Lehigh Earth Observatory, having served on its operating board and guided the internship projects of numerous students. He has served as the principal research adviser for numerous graduate and undergraduate students, and he has served on advisory committees for many others. The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences have funded his research.

--Linda Harbrecht

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005

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