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Directors Team

by Web Administrator Aug 08, 2017

Ted Toadvine

  • Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-5574

Eduardo Mendieta

  • Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-1553

Ben Jones

  • Assistant Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
  • Department of Political Science
  • College of Liberal Arts

Ethics Core Faculty

by Rob Peeler Aug 23, 2017

Eleanor Marie Brown

  • Professor of Law and International Affairs
  • School of International Affairs
  • Penn State Law
  • Senior Scientist in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 867-0399

C. Daryl Cameron

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

Robert M. Chiles

  • Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 863-8626

Caitlin Grady

  • Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • College of Engineering
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-9434

Joshua F.J. Inwood

  • Associate Professor of Geography
  • Department of Geography
  • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
  • Senior Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 863-4894

Francisco Javier Lopez

  • Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
  • Department of Kinesiology
  • College of Health and Human Development
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-5801

Hilary J. Malatino

  • Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-2714

Alan R. Wagner

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

Yael Warshel

  • Assistant Professor of Telecommunications
  • Department of Telecommunications
  • Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-3717

Laura Williamson

  • Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health
  • Department of Biobehavioral Health
  • College of Health and Human Development
  • Senior Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-4672

Sherwin Early Career Professorship

by Rob Peeler Apr 25, 2016

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

by Rob Peeler May 04, 2017

Gary John Adler, Jr.

  • 2017/18 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
(814) 863-5365

Martin T. Pietrucha

  • 2017/18 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
  • Professor of Civil Engineering
(814) 863-7306

Affiliate Faculty

by SKeira Sep 13, 2017

Pete Allison

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

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

Victoria Braithwaite

  • Professor of Fisheries & Biology
  • Department of Ecosystem Science & Management, and Department of Biology
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Eberly College of Science
(814) 865-4675

Jonathan Brockopp

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

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

Jeffrey M. Catchmark

  • 2016/17 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Director of Graduate Studies
(814) 863-0414

John Christman

  • Director of Penn State Humanities Institute
  • Professor of Philosophy, Political Science and Women's Studies
  • Philosophy Department and Humanities Institute
  • Liberal Arts College
(814) 865-0495

Richard A. Duschl

  • Kenneth B. Waterbury Chaired Professor in Secondary Education
(814) 867-2759

Jennifer Eury

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
  • Smeal College of Business
  • Management and Organization
(814) 867-5106

Mark Fisher

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

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

Rosemary Jolly

  • 2016/17 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
  • Professor, Weiss Chair of the Humanities
(814) 865-1188

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

Sarah Clark Miller

  • 2015/16 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bioethics, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(814) 865-6969

AnneMarie Mingo

  • Assistant Professor of African American Studies, and
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(814) 867-5954

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

Amit Sharma

  • 2016/17 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
  • Professor of Hospitality Finance, School of Hospitality Management
  • Director, Food Decisions Research Laboratory
  • Editor, ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports
  • Director of Research, I-CHRIE
(814) 865-0126

Alexandra Staub

  • Associated Professor of Architecture
  • Department of Architecture
  • College of Arts & Architecture
(814) 865-4239

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
  • Senior Fellow, Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 867-6650

Nancy Tuana

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

Ken Weiss

  • Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus

Cynthia Young

  • Department Head of African American Studies
  • Interim Head of The Africana Research Center
  • Associate Professor of African American Studies and English
  • African American Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 863-5532

Postdoctoral Scholar

by Rob Peeler May 18, 2016

Denver Tang

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
(814) 863-0356

Research Assistants

by Rob Peeler Apr 25, 2016

Tugce Tuncdemir

  • Research Assistant

Student Fellows

by Rob Peeler Aug 11, 2017

Briana Blackwell

  • 2017/18 Honors Thesis Fellow
  • Paterno Fellow

Brenna Fisher

  • 2017/18 Honors Thesis Fellow
  • Paterno Fellow

William Paris

  • Rock Ethics Institute Crawford Fellow

Tessa Sontheimer

  • 2017/18 Honors Thesis Fellow
  • Paterno Fellow

Staff

by Rob Peeler Jul 27, 2017

Whitney Chirdon

  • PR Specialist
(814) 863-5911

Joanne Nash

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

Karissa Rodgers-Hill

  • Administrative Support Assistant
(814) 863-0314

External Advisory Board

by admin Apr 25, 2016

Andrew Hoffman

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • Founder and Managing Member, CBC Capital LLC

Dennis Jackman

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, CSL Behring

Bruce Claflin

  • External Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • Chairman of the Board, AMD Corporation

Forrest (Rusty) Crawford

  • External Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • Captain, United States Naval Reserve (retired)

Jeffrey Hiller

  • External Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • Chief Compliance Officer, Principal Global Investors

Solomon Hunter, Jr

  • External Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Gail Jackman

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • President, Reach Research

Gregory Knoll

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • Managing Director, New Directions

Richard (Dick) Lippin

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • Chairman, Chief Executive and Founder
  • The Lippin Group, Los Angeles, CA

James Marra

  • External Advisory Board Member Emeritus
  • Director of Business Development
  • Blue Point Capital Partners

William R. McLucas

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington, DC

Douglas (Doug) Rock

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • Special Executive Advisor and retired Chairman/CEO, Smith International

Julie Rock

  • External Advisory Board Member

Charles (Chick) Rolling

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • Director of Corporate Development (retired)
  • Air Products & Chemicals, Allentown, PA

Joan Rolling

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • Public and parochial elementary school teacher (retired).