Dr. Hai-Lung Dai


Vice President of International Affairs
Dean of the College of Science and Technology
Laura H. Carnell Professor in the Department of Chemistry
Temple University
403 Conwell Hall
1801 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Dr. Hai-Lung Dai is Vice President of International Affairs and Laura Carnell Professor of Science and the Laura H. Carnell Professor in the Department of Chemistry.

A graduate of National Taiwan University, Dean Dail holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the University of Pennsylvania as faculty in 1984.

As Vice President, Dr. Dai oversees three divisions:

  1. Education Abroad, which manages study abroad
  2. International Programs, which facilitates and manages partnerships with foreign institutions and collaborative educational programs and assists with foreign student recruitment
  3. International Students and Scholars Services, which provides visas and other services to assist international students and scholars.

Earlier, he was one of the chief architects of Temple’s dual bachelor’s-master’s degree program for international students with 14 partner universities in China, Taiwan and Temple’s American Council on Education (ACE) Globalization Lab.

He became Dean of the College of Science and Technology in 2007. His tenure has been characterized by an influx of innovative research faculty, increased research funding and new cutting-edge facilities. Educational initiatives during his time as dean include revised curricula, research opportunities for undergraduates, new graduate programs, international collaborations, a systematic focus on dedicated teachers and the introduction of the TUteach program, a fundamentally new approach to secondary math and science education.

Dr. Dai is a published expert and an active, funded researcher in molecular and surface sciences. He has published 150 articles, edited two books and five journal volumes and delivered more than 250 invited lectures and seminars in international and national meetings, research institutions and universities since 1984.

A fellow of the American Physical Society, he chaired the society’s Division of Chemical Physics. His major academic honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Coblentz Award in Molecular Spectroscopy, and the Ellis Lippincott Award of the Optical Society of America.

Before joining Temple, Dr. Dai served as Hirschmann-Makineni Professor of Chemistry and founding Director of the Penn Science Teacher Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. He has served in and advised government agencies, professional societies, universities and research institutions in the U.S. as well as abroad. Dr. Dai is the former conductor of Philadelphia's Chinese Musical Voices Choir.