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Peter von Allmen named ACE Fellow by American Council on Education

Moravian professor of economics and business is one of just 38 selected nationwide for prestigious honor

Bethlehem, Pa., March 1, 2006— David Ward, president of the American Council on Education (ACE), announced that Peter von Allmen, professor of economics and business at Moravian College, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2006-7.

The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration. Thirty-eight Fellows, nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, were selected this year in a national competition.

Dr. von Allmen, who received his B.A. from College of Wooster and Ph.D. from Temple University, teaches courses in microeconomic theory, labor economics, industrial organization, the economics of sports, and the economics of health & health care. He has published in the areas of family labor supply, competitive balance and league structure, compensation schemes in professional sports, and post-secondary pedagogy.

von Allmen is the co-author of The Economics of Sports (with Michael Leeds, Temple University) which is now in its second edition. He is also co-author of Economics two-semester principles of economics text (With Michael Leeds and Richard Schiming, Minnesota State-Mankato). In addition, he has served as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to coming to Moravian College, he served as an economist and manager with the WEFA Group.

Marlene Ross, Ph.D., Director of the ACE Fellows Program, noted that most previous Fellows have advanced into major positions in academic administration. Of the more than 1,498 participants in the first 41 years of the program, more than 300 have become chief executive officers and more than 1,100 have become provosts, vice presidents, or deans. “We’re extremely pleased with the incoming class,” Ross said. “The individuals selected have demonstrated strong leadership. The Fellows Program will sharpen and enhance their leadership skills and their network, and prepare them to address issues of concern to the higher community.”

Each ACE Fellow will focus on an issue of concern to the nominating institution while spending the next academic year working with a college or university president and other senior officers at a host institution. The ACE Fellows Program combines seminars, interactive learning opportunities, campus visits, and placement at another higher education institution to condense years of on-the-job experience and skills development into a single semester or year. The Fellows are included in the highest level of decision making while participating in administrative activities and learning about an issue to benefit Moravian College. Fellows attend three week-long seminars on higher education issues organized by ACE, read extensively in the field, and engage in other activities to enhance their knowledge about the challenges and opportunities confronting higher education today and throughout this century.

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations, nationwide. It seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.