Lawrence Feick joined the Office of the Provost in 2017 as Vice Provost for Special Projects, where he will also coordinate marketing and communications efforts. After earning his PhD at Penn State and BA and MS degrees from the University of Delaware, Dr. Feick joined the faculty of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business in 1982, where he rose through the ranks to Professor. During his time at the Katz School he served as Associate Dean, Director of the School’s International Business Center, and Interim Dean. In those roles, he was instrumental in the establishment of the College of Business Administration and new masters programs. From 2007–2015, he served as the University’s Senior Director of International Programs and Director of University Center for International Studies (UCIS), leading a transformation of the University’s study-abroad offerings focused on the development of faculty-led programs. His work at UCIS was central in the development of 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.
Despite a career that includes many years of full-time administration, Larry has remained active in research, primarily on word-of-mouth influence and the analysis of categorical data. His work has more than 7,000 Google Scholar citations. He also continues to teach and lead study-abroad groups.