Arthur Baldwin receives Penn State Alumni Fellow Award

Arthur L. Baldwin, an alumnus of Penn State, has been honored with a 2011 Alumni Fellow Award. The Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. Since 1973, the Alumni Fellow Award has been given to select alumni who, as leaders in their professional fields, are nominated by an academic college and accept an invitation from the President of the University to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty and administrators.

Baldwin has more than 35 years of scientific, engineering and management experience within government, industry and academia. He is a senior-level official for the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE), where he is responsible for projects involving coal and gas, renewable energy, carbon capture, and carbon storage. He also is involved with developing, planning, and implementing strategic initiatives that strengthen NETL regional capabilities with corporate and business partners and educational institutions. Prior to his current position, Baldwin held other senior-level positions within the NETL, providing direction, oversight, and project management for petroleum refining, oil shale, oil sands, synthetic gas, gas-to-liquid conversion, solid fuels and feedstocks. Baldwin also is the president of Baldwin Investment Management Group, LLC.

Among the other honors that Baldwin has received are the DOE's Service to Society Award as part of the President of the United States' 1,000 Points of Light Program for Volunteerism and the Federal Executive Board's Equal Employment Opportunity Award. He also was nominated twice by Gulf Oil Corporation to receive the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Service to Society Award.

Baldwin, a member of Penn State's Eberly College of Science Alumni Society Board of Directors, also is involved in his community. His many community-service positions include membership on the Pennsylvania Commission on Aging and service on the Board of Directors of the Heinz History Center. He also has served as a co-founder, past co-executive director, and science-and-math tutor for the McKeesport Counseling and Tutoring Service -- a non-profit organization for tutoring minority and disadvantaged students. In addition, Baldwin has served on the Penn State University Undergraduate Admissions Advisory Board, the Committee to Increase Penn State Black Enrollment, the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Industrialization Center of Pittsburgh, the Board of Directors of the McKeesport Branch of the Pittsburgh Urban League, and the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. Baldwin has given lectures to elementary, high school and college students for the Pittsburgh Regional Engineering Program, which is sponsored in conjunction with the National Alliance of Businessmen. He has been a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemistry Society, the Air and Waste Management Association, and the National Technical Association. He also is a member of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.

Baldwin has completed all course requirements for a doctoral degree in organic chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. He also has completed a substantial number of credits toward completion of a master of business administration degree at Duquesne University. He earned a master's degree in organic chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh in 1976 and a bachelor's degree in microbiology with a minor in chemistry at Penn State in 1969.

Baldwin is married to the Honorable Cynthia A. Baldwin, who is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and currently Penn State's chief legal officer. He and his wife are the parents of two adult children.

Last Updated January 09, 2015