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Meet the ethicists at the Institute whose research helps make a difference in people's lives.

Directors Team

Eduardo Mendieta

  • Acting Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
  • Professor of Philosophy
(814) 865-1553

Michael Burroughs

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

Ethics Core Faculty

C. Daryl Cameron

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-5847

Robert M. Chiles

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 863-8626

Joshua F.J. Inwood

  • Associate Professor of Geography
  • Senior Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 863-4894

Francisco Javier Lopez

  • Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-5801

Alan R. Wagner

  • Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-3138

Yael Warshel

  • Assistant Professor of Telecommunications
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-3717

Laura Williamson

  • Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
  • Senior Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-4672

Sherwin Early Career Professorship

Jeremy Engels

  • Sherwin Early Career Professor
  • Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
(814) 863-0760

Bryan McDonald

  • Sherwin Early Career Professor
  • Assistant Professor of History
(814) 863-8949

Faculty Fellows

Jeffery M. Catchmark

  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Director of Graduate Studies
(814) 863-0414

Rosemary Jolly

  • Professor, Weiss Chair of the Humanities
(814) 865-1188

Sarah Clark Miller

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bioethics, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(814) 865-6969

Amit Sharma

  • Associate Professor of Hospitality Finance, School of Hospitality Management
  • Faculty Fellow, Rock Ethics Institute
  • Director, Food Decisions Research Laboratory
  • Editor, ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports
  • Director of Research, I-CHRIE
(814) 865-0126

Affiliate Faculty

Pete Allison

  • Associate Professor of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
(814) 863-5559

Paul Begley

  • Founding Director, UCEA CSLEE
(705) 835-2666

Robert Bernasconi

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

Karen Bierman

  • Evan Pugh University Professor
  • Director, Child Study Center
  • Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies
(814) 865-3879

Jonathan Brockopp

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

Anne Buchanan

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

Kristin Buss

  • Director of PACT and Harrisburg Center for Healthy Child Development
  • Professor of Psychology
(814) 863-1715

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) 867-2759

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

  • Professor of Geosciences
(814) 865-6718

Stephanie Knight

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
  • Professor of Education (Educational Psychology)
(814) 865-2524

Tom Litzinger

  • Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Accreditation
  • Director of the Leonhard Center
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • College of Engineering
(814) 865-4015

Janet Lyon

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

Efrain Marimon

  • Instructor of Education
  • Director, Social Justice Fellowship
(814) 863-6445

Jonathan H. Marks

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

Bryan McDonald

  • Sherwin Early Career Professor
  • Assistant Professor of History
(814) 863-8949

Sarah Clark Miller

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bioethics, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(814) 865-6969

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

Ginger Moore

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
(814) 865-7045

Tom Richard

  • Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment
  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
(814) 863-0291

Carolyn Sachs

  • Professor of Rural Sociology
(814) 863-8641

Deborah L. Schussler

  • Associate Professor of Education
(814) 863-1314

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

Christine Marmé Thompson

  • Professor of Art Education
(814) 863-7311

Don Thompson

  • Professor Emeritus of Food Science
  • Senior Fellow, Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 867-6650

Petra Tschakert

  • Professor
  • School of Earth and Environment
  • University of Western Australia

Nancy Tuana

  • DuPont/Class of 1949 Professor of Philosophy
  • and Women's Studies
(814) 865-1653

Ken Weiss

  • Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus

Postdoctoral Scholar

Denver Tang

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
(814) 863-0356

Student Fellows

Molly Appel

  • 2016 Crawford Fellow

Aviva Doery

  • 2016/17 Honors Thesis Fellow

María Izquierdo

  • 2016/17 Rock Ethics Institute Humanities Dissertation Fellow

Luiza Lodder

  • 2016/17 Honors Thesis Fellow
  • Paterno Fellow

Lea Pao

  • 2016/17 Rock Ethics Institute Humanities Dissertation Fellow

Lauren Perrotti

  • 2016/17 Rock Ethics Institute Humanities Dissertation Fellow

Staff

Joanne Nash

  • Office Manager/Budget Administrator
(814) 863-8237

Rob Peeler

  • Marketing and Communications Specialist
  • Sub-Committe Chair, Marketing and Communications
  • Dean's Staff Advisory Committee
(814) 863-5911

Karissa Rodgers

  • Administrative Support Assistant
(814) 863-0314

Work-Study Students

Kendra Hepler

  • Work-Study Student