William Alba

I am a leader in higher education and secondary education, having built many programs to support the academic, metacurricular, and residential lives of students; developed courses across diverse disciplines; and collaborated on varied projects that span the humanities, engineering, science, and design.

As the first Director of the Science and Humanities Scholars Program at Carnegie Mellon University, I am de facto associate dean for the university’s premier multidisciplinary undergraduate program. With faculty appointments in both the Mellon College of Science and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, I represent, advise, and learn with some of the most academically nimble students at the university. I am also the Director of the Advanced Placement Early Admission Program, Fellow of the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, and Chapter President of Phi Beta Kappa.

I was born in the Bronx and raised in small-town Ohio. I travel extensively, have lived across the United States, and enjoy Pittsburgh with my family.