Dr. Philip L. Lehman,
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Philip Lehman is Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (of which he is an alumnus). In that role, he works closely with the Dean to lead the development and execution of the Strategic Plan for the School. He is responsible for coordinating all aspects of external relations and Advancement efforts for the School, including marketing, communications, and media relations; alumni relations; development; corporate and industrial partnerships; foundation relations; government relations; and global relationships. He also works on new strategic programs for the School, often in conjunction with other organizations within Carnegie Mellon.
He formerly served as President and CEO of iCarnegie, Inc., an educational subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University, where he led strategic, corporate and business-related activities. iCarnegie provides “curriculum powered by Carnegie Mellon” and other education-related services to educational institutions worldwide. Earlier, Dr. Lehman was Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing at iCarnegie.
Dr. Lehman has spent more than twenty years in the software industry, principally in executive management in early- and medium-stage businesses. He was a “Day One” executive at Transarc Corporation (later acquired by IBM), where he started both the distributed file systems and services businesses. He also served as the Services Executive for IBM’s Transaction Systems business in the IBM Software Group, and managed a group of more than 120 consultants and educators on five continents, with growth in excess of 100% annually.
Dr. Lehman holds the B.S. degree (with honors) in Computer Science and Mathematics from Yale University, as well as the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Lehman currently serves on the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science Dean’s Advisory Board and the CMU/SCS Alumni Advisory Board (of which he is former Chair), as well as on the Boards of various Pittsburgh-area for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
Reprinted with kind permission from Dr. Philip Lehman.