Dr. Lawrence Feick

 

Lawrence Feick assumed the role of interim president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville on July 1. He will serve until a permanent replacement is found for retired president Dr. Livingston Alexander.

As regional campus liaison in the Office of the Provost at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Feick has worked with many members of the Pitt-Bradford and Pitt-Titusville communities and has visited the campuses multiple times over the past several years.

"In my work with colleagues at the Bradford and Titusville campuses, I have been impressed with the talented and skilled faculty and staff who are so committed to seeing their students excel at the university and thrive in life," Feick said. "My goal for this academic year is to maintain the momentum inspired by President Alexander. It's imperative that we keep working on both campuses to deliver an educational experience that meets the needs of 21st century students and helps them go on to live impactful, fulfilling lives, and for Pitt to be a partner in the region."

Before being named interim president, Dr. Feick served as vice provost for special projects in the Office of the Provost.

He has been a member of the Pitt family since 1982 when he joined the faculty of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. He served as professor, associate dean, director of the Katz International Business Center and interim dean. He also was instrumental in establishing the College of Business Administration and new master's degree programs.

From 2007 to 2015, Dr. Feick served as senior director of international programs and director of the University Center for International Studies, leading a transformation of Pitt's study abroad offerings focused on the development of faculty-led programs. He worked closely with the Swanson School of Engineering to establish Pitt's joint engineering institute with Sichuan University. He was also responsible for the creation of Plus3, a joint business and engineering program that received the 2005 Andrew Heiskell Award for excellence and innovation in international education.

Feick has served as a visiting professor at several institutions abroad and continues to serve in a visiting role at the University at Augsburg in Germany.

Despite a career that includes many years of full-time administration, Dr. Feick has remained active in research, primarily on word-of-mouth influence and the analysis of categorical data. His work has more than 8,000 Google Scholar citations. He also continues to teach and lead study abroad groups.

He earned his doctorate in 1981 from Penn State University and his master’s and bachelor’s from the University of Delaware.