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Award-Winning Faculty

Diane Matthews, PhD, CPA/CFF, CFE, director of the Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics program, was named 2017 International Educator of the Year by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She was also named 2017 Outstanding Educator by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Monique Hockman, PhD, professor of chemistry and physics, received the 2017 Encouraging Women into the Chemical Sciences award from the Greater Pittsburgh Women Chemists Committee.


Go Global!

Carlow students can now choose from thousands of academic programs in more than 50 countries—for the same price as their regular tuition—thanks to the new International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).


Leading the Way in Workforce Development

Carlow University has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation toward two-year support to establish the Carlow Hub for Workforce Development and Innovation.

“The Carlow Hub for Workforce Development and Innovation will bridge the gap between training and the development of critical skills and competencies required by our region’s employers,” said Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD, the president of Carlow University.


A Decade of Carlow Roundtable

For the last 10 years, Carlow University has sponsored the biannual Carlow Roundtable conference at the Mercy International Center in Dublin (the first house of the Sisters of Mercy built by founder Catherine McAuley). Faculty and staff from institutions within the Conference for Mercy Higher Education are invited to attend.

“We bonded over our core Mercy values and passion for our work,” said Carlow Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Roth, PhD. “Sharing our work while surrounded by the history of Mercy was an indescribable experience.”


Atkins Endowed Center for Ethics

Carlow has established the Atkins Endowed Center for Ethics, established through the generous $1.5 million gift of Michele Rehfeld Atkins, Class of 1982, and her husband, Patrick Atkins, PhD. William S. Schweers, JD, assistant professor in political science, will be the center’s inaugural executive director.

“This center will highlight the importance of ethics to the entire university community and the region,” said Suzanne K. Mellon, PhD, Carlow University president. “It presents an opportunity to develop a distinctive pathway that builds upon the heritage of the university and its founding sponsor, the Sisters of Mercy.”

This fall, area high school juniors and seniors who are fans of dystopian novels, like The Hunger Games, can win cash prizes by entering in an essay contest sponsored by the center. Essays will address the topic, “Bleak New World—Ethics and the Dystopian Novel.” For more information, contact atkinscenter@carlow.edu.


National Award Winner


Carlow University's television commercial, "Pittsburgh is my City and Carlow is my University," received a bronze Circle of Excellence award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international association of educational institutions. The commercial features Justin Mazzei, a 2006 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in art education, who currently serves as the program director for Youth and Arts at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

The commercial was conceived and written by Carlow's marketing and communications staff and produced by local filmmaker Nic Lockerman. Check it out on Carlow's YouTube channel.


Cultural Ambassador for Saudi Youth

William J. (Billy) Lucien, an honors student with a double major in political science and business, was one of four Americans and 36 Saudi students to complete a summer internship with the Legacy International Cultural Ambassadors program, known as the Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP).



Research highlights from the desk, lab, and field in 60 words or less.


Breathing Easy 
Michael Mehall, MEd, BSRT, CPFT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, chair/director of the Respiratory Care program, was featured in the April 2017 edition of The Coalition Chronicle, a newsletter of the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education. 

What's a CRM, anyway?
It stands for Customer Relationship Management—an app that helps you manage customer relationships. Think new-fangled, high-tech Rolodex (of sorts). In Volume 9, Issue 1 of the International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, Carlow Fraud and Forensics Professor Enrique Mu, PhD, and his colleagues propose developing a simpler CRM model for small businesses.

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