Office of the Provost

Memorandum

 

April 18, 2007

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Lawrence Feick has accepted my offer to become the Senior Director of International Programs and Director of the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, effective August 1, 2007. Dr. Feick earned his undergraduate and masters degrees at the University of Delaware and his PhD from the Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Feick is a Professor of Business Administration at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at Pitt. He teaches marketing management and international marketing; his research includes work in international marketing (particularly cross-cultural consumer behavior), consumer information search, word-of-mouth influence, and the analysis of categorical data. He has designed a variety of international programs. Pitt’s Plus3, a joint business and engineering program designed while he was director of the International Business Center, was the winner of the 2005 Andrew Heiskell Award for innovation in international education.

In addition to serving as the director of the International Business Center, Dr. Feick, who has been a member of the Katz faculty since 1982, has also served as the as the interim dean and the associate dean of the Katz School. He has served as a consultant to a number of profit and nonprofit firms and has done extensive work in executive education. He is the coauthor of Country Manager, an international marketing simulation game, and has published articles in a range of professional journals in marketing, psychology, and survey research, including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Psychological Bulletin and Public Opinion Quarterly. He has served as president of the Association for International Business Education and Research (AIBER) and the Sheth Foundation.

I have great confidence that Dr. Feick will provide thoughtful academic leadership to UCIS and insight on the University’s concerted efforts on international programs. He possesses the necessary experience and integrity to build on the Center’s strengths and priorities and is keenly aware of the importance of global awareness and experience for our students. I look forward to helping Dr. Feick and the UCIS community identify opportunities and work toward our shared goal of excellence in international studies.

Sincerely,

James V. Maher

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