Feick Named UCIS Director

Issue Date: 
April 29, 2007

Pitt professor Lawrence Feick has been named senior director of International Programs and director of Pitt’s University Center for International Studies (UCIS), effective Aug. 1. Feick is a professor of business administration in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, where he teaches marketing management and international marketing.

At the Katz School, Feick served as director of the International Business Center for six years, where he oversaw a variety of international programs, including Pitt’s Plus3, a joint business and engineering program that won the 2005 Andrew Heiskell Award for innovation in international education. A member of the Pitt business school faculty since 1982, Feick has served as the interim dean of the Katz School and College of Business Administration and as an associate dean.

“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,” said Pitt Provost James V. Maher. “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.”

Feick has served as a consultant to a number of profit and nonprofit firms and has done extensive work in executive education. He is coauthor of Country Manager, an international marketing simulation game, and has published articles in a number of professional journals, 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. Feick has served as president of the Association for International Business Education and Research and the Sheth Foundation.

Feick received the Ph.D. degree in agricultural economics from Pennsylvania State University and the M.S. degree in agricultural economics and B.A. degree in psychology, magna cum laude, from the University of Delaware.