Welcome from the Associate Dean

Welcome incoming graduate students:
 
Congratulations on selecting Lehigh's College of Arts and Sciences as your home to pursue graduate studies. Here, you will interact with faculty who are active and leading scholars in their fields. These faculty also share a sincere dedication to mentoring the next generation of leaders. We welcome you, as you take your next steps toward fulfilling your career aspirations, investing in your intellectual passions, and cultivating your skills. Graduate school training marks a transition from being an adept consumer of knowledge to becoming a synthesizer and creator of knowledge. These skills are not easily obtained and will take an unwavering commitment from you to rise to the top. In the College of Arts and Sciences, you will have access to a large network of faculty, staff, and fellow graduate students devoted to your success. What you learn here, as you earn your M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. will stay with you throughout your life regardless of where your career takes you. I am truly pleased to welcome you as a colleague in this next stage of your education. I urge you to engage with us, and take advantage of all of the opportunities you will have at your fingertips. Finally, I hope you enjoy it, there is great satisfaction in doing the work required to become the scholar that you aspire to be.
 
Sincerely,
 
R. Michael Burger, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
College of Arts and Sciences