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Faculty and Staff

  1. Director
  2. Associate Director
  3. Assistant Director
  4. Affiliate Faculty
  5. Postdoctoral Scholar
  6. Research Assistants
  7. Staff Coordinator
  8. Staff
  9. Humanities Initiative Dissertation Fellows

Director

Nancy Tuana

  • Nancy Tuana Directorship in the Rock Ethics Institute
  • DuPont/Class of 1949 Professor of Philosophy
  • and Women's Studies
(814) 865-1653

Associate Director

Sarah Clark Miller

  • Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
(814) 865-6969

Assistant Director

Michael Burroughs

  • Assistant Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
  • Senior Lecturer of Philosophy
(814) 867-0471

Affiliate Faculty

Robert Bernasconi

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy
  • and African American Studies
(814) 865-6398

Jonathan Brockopp

  • Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies
(814) 863-1338

Anne V Buchanan

  • Senior Research Associate, Department of Anthropology
(814) 865-1586

Michael Bérubé

  • Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities
  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature
(814) 865-0495

Davin Carr-Chellman

  • Assistant Professor of Education

Richard A. Duschl

  • Kenneth B. Waterbury Chaired Professor in Secondary Education
(814) 967-2759

Mark Fisher

  • Lecturer and TLT Coordinator in Philosophy
(814) 865-1607

Richard Frisque

  • Interim Head, Department of Biochemistry &
  • Molecular Biology
  • Professor of Molecular Virology
  • Associate Head of Equity & Diversity
(814) 863-3523

Kathryn T. Gines

  • Assistant Professor, Philosophy
  • Founding Director, Collegium of Black Women Philosophers
  • Director, Cultivating Underrepresented Students in Philosophy
  • Co-Editor, Critical Philosophy of Race
(814) 865-1652

Klaus Keller

  • Associate Professor
(814) 865-6718

Tom Litzinger

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Director of The Leonhard Center for
  • the Enhancement of Engineering Education
(814) 865-4015

Janet Lyon

  • Faculty-in-charge, Disability Studies Minor
(814) 865-9681

Jonathan H. Marks

  • Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities, Law,
  • and Philosophy
  • Director of the Bioethics Program
(814) 865-5938

Bryan McDonald

  • Assistant Professor of History
(814) 863-8949

Dana Mitra

  • Associate Professor of Education,
  • Educational Theory & Policy
  • Co-director of the Donald J. Willower Center
  • for the Study of Leadership and Ethics of UCEA
(814) 863-7020

Carolyn Sachs

  • Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Head of Women’s Studies Department
(814) 863-8641

Jacqueline Stefkovich

  • Professor of Education in the Education Policy Studies Department
(814) 863-3779

Paul Taylor

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy and
  • African American Studies
  • Head of the Department of African American Studies
(814) 863-4243

Don Thompson

  • Professor Emeritus of Food Science
(814) 867-6650

Petra Tschakert

  • Associate Professor of Geography and EESI
(814) 863-9399

Stephanie Vasko

  • Senior Research Assistant
(814) 865-2223

Ken Weiss

  • Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus

Postdoctoral Scholar

Jonathan Beever

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

Natalie Cisneros

  • Alain Locke Research Fellow
(814) 863-2907

Bryan Cwik

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

Denver Tang

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
(814) 863-0356

Research Assistants

Sabrina Aggleton

  • Graduate Assistant
(814) 867-6650

Alex Feldman

  • Research Assistant

Tugce Tuncdemir

  • Research Assistant

Staff Coordinator

Deborah Trialonas

  • Administrative Support Coordinator 4
(814) 863-8237

Staff

Ashlyn Brickley

  • Administrative Support Assistant
(814) 863-0344

Rob Peeler

  • Communications & Digital Media Coordinator
(814) 863-5911

Carolyn Umbricht

  • Administrative Support Assistant
(814) 863-0314