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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) 867-0471
tat30 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Eduardo Mendieta

  • Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-1553
ezm5325 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Ben Jones

  • Assistant Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
  • Department of Political Science
  • College of Liberal Arts
btj7 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

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
eub226 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

C. Daryl Cameron

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Department of Psychology
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-5847
cdc49 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

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
rmc263 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

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
cag81 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

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
jfi6 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

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
fjl13 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Hilary J. Malatino

  • Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Philosophy
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-2714
hjm30 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

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
azw78 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

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
yzw5370 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

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
luw24 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Sherwin Early Career Professorship

by Rob Peeler Apr 25, 2016

Jeremy Engels

  • Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Sherwin Early Career Professor
(814) 863-0760
jde13 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Bryan McDonald

  • Associate Professor of History
  • Department of History
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Sherwin Early Career Professor
(814) 863-8949
blm26 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Faculty Fellows

by Rob Peeler May 04, 2017

Gary John Adler, Jr.

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Department of Sociology
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • 2017/18 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
(814) 863-5365
gary [ DOT ] adler [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Martin T. Pietrucha

  • Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • College of Engineering
  • 2017/18 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
(814) 863-7306
mtp5 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Affiliate Faculty

by SKeira Sep 13, 2017

Pete Allison

  • Associate Professor - Values and Experiential Learning
  • Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
  • College of Health and Human Development
(814) 863-5559
peteallison [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Robert Bernasconi

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-6398
rlb43 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Karen Bierman

  • Evan Pugh University Professor
  • Director, Child Study Center
  • Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies
  • Department of Psychology
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-3879
kb2 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

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
v [ DOT ] braithwaite [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Jonathan Brockopp

  • Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies
  • Department of History
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 863-1338
brockopp [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Kristin Buss

  • Director of PACT and Harrisburg Center for Healthy Child Development
  • Professor of Psychology
  • Department of Psychology
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 863-1715
kab37 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Michael Bérubé

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature
  • Department of English
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 863-8663
mfb12 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Jeffrey M. Catchmark

  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2016/17 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
(814) 863-0414
JCatchmark [ AT ] engr [ DOT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

John Christman

  • Professor of Philosophy and Political Science
  • Director of Penn State Humanities Institute
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-0495
pc11 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Richard A. Duschl

  • Kenneth B. Waterbury Chaired Professor in Secondary Education
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • College of Education
(814) 867-2759
rad19 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Jennifer Eury

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
  • Department Management and Organization
  • Smeal College of Business
(814) 867-5106
jld345 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Mark Fisher

  • Associate Teaching Professor in Philosophy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-1607
mdf14 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Kathryn T. Gines

  • Associate Professor, Philosophy
  • Founding Director, Collegium of Black Women Philosophers
  • Director, Cultivating Underrepresented Students in Philosophy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-1652
ktg3 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Rosemary Jolly

  • Professor, Weiss Chair of the Humanities in Literature and Human Rights
  • Departments of Comparative Literature, English and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; African Studies and Bioethics Programs
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • 2016/17 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
(814) 865-1188
rjj14 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Klaus Keller

  • Professor of Geosciences
  • Department of Geosciences
  • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
(814) 865-6718
kzk10 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Stephanie Knight

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
  • Professor of Education (Educational Psychology)
(814) 865-2524
slk44 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Tom Litzinger

  • Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Accreditation
  • Director of the Leonhard Center
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • College of Engineering
(814) 865-4015
tal2 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Janet Lyon

  • Associate Professor of English and Women Studies
  • Faculty-in-charge, Disability Studies Minor
  • Department of English
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-9681
jwl12 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Efrain Marimon

  • Instructor of Education
  • Director, Social Justice Fellowship
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • College of Education
(814) 863-6445
eam5761 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Jonathan H. Marks

  • Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities, Law, and Philosophy
  • Director of the Bioethics Program
  • Affiliate Law Faculty
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-5938
marks [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Sarah Clark Miller

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Bioethics, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • 2015/16 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
(814) 865-6969
scm24 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

AnneMarie Mingo

  • Assistant Professor of African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 867-5954
amingo [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Dana Mitra

  • Professor of Education, Educational Theory & Policy
  • Co-director of the Donald J. Willower Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics of UCEA
  • Department of Education Policy Studies
  • College of Education
(814) 863-7020
dmitra [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Ginger Moore

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Department of Psychology
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-7045
gam16 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Tom Richard

  • Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Director of Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment
  • Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • College of Agricultural Sciences
(814) 863-0291
trichard [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Carolyn Sachs

  • Emeritus Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education
  • College of Agricultural Sciences
(814) 863-8641
xyl [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Deborah L. Schussler

  • Associate Professor of Education
  • Department of Education Policy Studies
  • College of Education
(814) 863-1314
dls93 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Amit Sharma

  • Professor of Hospitality Finance
  • Department of Hospitality Management
  • College of Health and Human Development
  • Director, Food Decisions Research Laboratory
  • Editor, ICHRIE Penn State Research Reports
  • Director of Research, I-CHRIE
  • 2016/17 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
(814) 865-0126
aus22 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Alexandra Staub

  • Associated Professor of Architecture
  • Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • College of Arts & Architecture
(814) 865-4239
acs11 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Paul Taylor

  • Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 863-4243
pct2 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Don Thompson

  • Professor Emeritus of Food Science
  • Senior Fellow, Rock Ethics Institute
  • Department of Food Science
  • College of Agricultural Sciences
(814) 867-6650
dbt1 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Nancy Tuana

  • DuPont/Class of 1949 Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-1653
ntuana [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Ken Weiss

  • Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Genetics
  • Department of Anthropology
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 865-0989
kenweiss [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Cynthia Young

  • Associate Professor of African American Studies and English
  • Interim Co-Director of the Africana Research Center
  • Department Head of African American Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts
(814) 863-5532
cay9 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Postdoctoral Scholar

by Rob Peeler May 18, 2016

Denver Tang

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
(814) 863-0356
xut2 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Research Assistants

by Rob Peeler Apr 25, 2016

Tugce Tuncdemir

  • Research Assistant
tba113 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

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
wmp118 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Tessa Sontheimer

  • 2017/18 Honors Thesis Fellow
  • Paterno Fellow

Staff

by Rob Peeler Jul 27, 2017

Rebecca Bennitt

  • Web Design Assistant
(814) 863-5102
rmb529 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Whitney Chirdon

  • PR Specialist
(814) 863-5911
whitney [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Joanne Nash

  • Office Manager/Budget Administrator
(814) 863-8237
jln3 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

Karissa Rodgers-Hill

  • Administrative Support Assistant
(814) 863-0314
krr5072 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu

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).