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People

  1. Director's Team
  2. Core Faculty
  3. Affiliate Faculty
  4. Staff
  5. Board of Visitors
  6. Deans Executive Committee
  7. Sherwin Early Career Professors
  8. Faculty Fellows
  9. Student Fellows
  10. Board of Visitors Emeritus

Director's Team

Erin Heidt-Forsythe

  • Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
  • Departments of Women's Studies and Political Science
  • College of the Liberal Arts
  • 2018–20 Sherwin Early Career Professor

Ben Jones

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

Ted Toadvine

  • Nancy Tuana Director of the Rock Ethics Institute
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 867-0471

Core Faculty

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 the 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

Christine Costello

  • Assistant Professor of Industrial Ecology
  • Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
(814) 865-7792

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

Désirée Lim

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of the Liberal Arts
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute

Francisco Javier Lopez Frias

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

Hil Malatino

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

Sarah Rajtmajer

  • Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • College of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute

Elizabeth Ransom

  • Associate Professor
  • Penn State School of International Affairs
  • Senior Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute

Daniel Susser

  • Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology and Philosophy
  • College of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute

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

Affiliate Faculty

Gary John Adler, Jr.

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Department of Sociology
  • College of the Liberal Arts
  • 2017/18 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
(814) 863-5365

Pete Allison

  • Associate Professor - Values and Experiential Learning
  • Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management
  • College of Health and Human Development
(814) 863-5559

Christopher Beem

  • Managing Director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy
  • Associate Research Professor in the Department of Political Science

Kathryn Sophia Belle (Kathryn T. Gines)

  • Associate Professor, Philosophy
  • Founding Director, Collegium of Black Women Philosophers
  • Director, Cultivating Underrepresented Students in Philosophy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-1652

Robert Bernasconi

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-6398

Karen Bierman

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

Forrest Briscoe

  • Professor of Management and Organization
  • Departments Management and Organization and Sociology
  • Smeal College of Business
  • Frank & Mary Jean Smeal Research Fellow
  • 2018-19 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow

Jonathan Brockopp

  • Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies
  • Department of History
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 863-1338

Kristin Buss

  • Director of PACT and Harrisburg Center for Healthy Child Development
  • Professor of Psychology
  • Department of Psychology
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 863-1715

Michael Bérubé

  • Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature
  • Department of English
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 863-8663

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

John Christman

  • Professor of Philosophy and Political Science
  • Director of Penn State Humanities Institute
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-0495

Michelle Darnell

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Management and Organization
  • Department of Management and Organization
  • Smeal College of Business

Richard A. Duschl

  • Kenneth B. Waterbury Chaired Professor in Secondary Education
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • College of Education
(814) 867-2759

Jeremy Engels

  • Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
  • College of the Liberal Arts
  • Former Sherwin Early Career Professor
(814) 863-0760

Jennifer Eury

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

Fred Fonseca

  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Director, Center for Innovative Online Learning (COIL)
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor of Geography, The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
(814) 867-4025

Pearl Gluck

  • Associate Professor, Film-Media Studies;
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Department of Film-Video and Media Studies
  • Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
  • Donald P. Bellisario Career Advancement Professor

Casey Helgeson

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
(814) 867-3830

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 the Liberal Arts
  • 2016/17 Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow
(814) 865-1188

Klaus Keller

  • Professor of Geosciences
  • Department of Geosciences
  • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
(814) 865-6718

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

Janet Lyon

  • Associate Professor of English and Women Studies
  • Faculty-in-charge, Disability Studies Minor
  • Department of English
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-9681

Efrain Marimon

  • Instructor of Education
  • Director, Social Justice Fellowship
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • College of Education
(814) 863-6445

Jonathan H. Marks

  • Professor of Bioethics, Humanities, Law, and Philosophy
  • Director of the Bioethics Program
  • Affiliate Faculty, Law, Philosophy, Public Policy, and International Affairs
(814) 865-5938

Bryan McDonald

  • Associate Professor of History
  • Department of History
  • College of the Liberal Arts
  • Former Sherwin Early Career Professor
(814) 863-8949

Michele Mekel

  • Assistant Director, Bioethics Program
  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Bioethics
  • Affiliate Law Faculty
  • Joint Appointment, Penn State College of Medicine Department of Humanities

Eduardo Mendieta

  • Affiliate Faculty Member
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-1553

Mary E. Mendoza

  • Assistant Professor of History
(814) 863-8946

Sarah Clark Miller

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

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 the Liberal Arts
(814) 867-5954

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

Ginger Moore

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Department of Psychology
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-7045

Selena E. Ortiz

  • Assistant Professor; Gregory H. Wolf Professor of Health Policy & Administration
  • Department of Health Policy & Administration
  • College of Health & Human Development
(814) 863-8041

Martin T. Pietrucha

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

Patrick Lee Plaisance

  • Don Davis Professor of Ethics
  • Department of Journalism
  • Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
(814) 863-3800

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

Michelle Rodino-Colocino

  • Associate Professor
  • Film/Video, Media Studies, Bellisario College of Communication,
  • Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
(814) 863-2370

Carolyn Sachs

  • Emeritus Professor of Rural Sociology
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education
  • College of Agricultural Sciences
(814) 863-8641

Deborah L. Schussler

  • Associate Professor of Education
  • Department of Education Policy Studies
  • College of Education
(814) 863-1314

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

José Soto

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Department of Psychology
  • College of the Liberal Arts
  • 2018-20 Sherwin Early Career Professorship

Alexandra Staub

  • Professor of Architecture
  • Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • College of Arts & Architecture
(814) 865-4239

Don Thompson

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

Nancy Tuana

  • DuPont/Class of 1949 Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-1653

Tanner Vea

  • Assistant Professor of Education
(814) 863-7380

Catherine Wanner

  • Professor of History, Anthropology and Religious Studies
  • Departments of History, Anthropology and Religious Studies
  • Barry Director of the Paterno Fellows Program

Ken Weiss

  • Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Genetics
  • Department of Anthropology
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-0989

Megan S. Wright

  • Assistant Professor of Law, Medicine, and Sociology
  • Penn State Law
  • Department of Humanities, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of Sociology and Criminology
(814) 865-8957

Melissa Wright

  • Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Geography
  • Department Head of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • College of the Liberal Arts

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 the Liberal Arts
(814) 863-5532

Staff

Betsy VanNoy

  • Administrative Support Assistant
(814) 863-0314

Board of Visitors

Deborah Anzalone

  • Board of Visitors Member
  • Senior Director, Medical Affairs & Strategic Development
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Heather Bupp,, Esq.

  • Board of Visitors Member
  • Ethics Counsel

Carolee Grillo

  • Board of Visitors Member
  • Retired Commissioner, Family Court State of Delaware

Andrew Hoffman

  • Board of Visitors Member
  • President and CEO
  • Phillips Graphic Finishing, LLC

Dennis Jackman

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

Gail Jackman

  • Board of Visitors Member
  • President, Reach Research

Richard (Dick) Lippin

  • Board of Visitors Member
  • Chairman, Chief Executive and Founder
  • The Lippin Group, Los Angeles, CA

William R. McLucas

  • Board of Visitors Member
  • Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington, DC

Douglas (Doug) Rock

  • Board of Visitors Member
  • Special Executive Advisor and retired Chairman/CEO, Smith International

Julie Rock

  • Board of Visitors Member

Charles (Chick) Rolling

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

Deans Executive Committee

Laurie A. Badzek

  • Dean
  • Penn State College of Nursing
(814) 863-0245

Douglas R. Cavener

  • Verne M. Willaman Dean
  • Penn State Eberly College of Science
(814) 865-9591

Clarence Lang

  • Susan Welch Dean
  • Penn State College of the Liberal Arts
  • Professor of African American Studies
(814) 865-7691

Craig J. Newschaffer

  • Raymond E. and Erin Stuart Schultz Dean
  • Penn State College of Health and Human Development
(814) 865-1428

Hari M. Osofsky

  • Dean
  • Penn State Law
  • Distinguished Professor of Law
  • Professor of International Affairs
  • Professor of Geography
(814) 865-8900

Justin Schwartz

  • Harold and Inge Marcus Dean
  • Penn State College of Engineering
(814) 865-7537

Faculty Fellows

Evan Bradley

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Penn State Brandywine

Laura Evans

  • Associate Teaching Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
  • Penn State Brandywine

Student Fellows

Siena Baker

  • Economics and Community, Environment, Development
  • Thesis and Research Fellow

Yi-Ting Chang

  • PhD Candidate in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Fall Center and Institute Fellow

David LeBlanc

  • PhD Candidate in English
  • Fall Center and Institute Fellow

Allison Niebauer

  • Forrest S. Crawford Fellow in Ethical Inquiry
  • PhD Candidate in Communication Arts and Sciences

Manshu Tian

  • Philosophy and Sociology
  • Summer Ethics Fellow

Board of Visitors Emeritus

Bruce Claflin

  • Board of Visitors Emeritus Member
  • Chairman of the Board, AMD Corporation

Forrest (Rusty) Crawford

  • Board of Visitors Emeritus Member
  • Captain, United States Naval Reserve (retired)

Jeffrey Hiller

  • Board of Visitors Emeritus Member
  • Chief Compliance Officer, Principal Global Investors

Solomon Hunter, Jr

  • Board of Visitors Emeritus Member
  • Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Gregory Knoll

  • Board of Visitors Emeritus Member
  • Managing Director, New Directions

James Marra

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

Joan Rolling

  • Board of Visitors Emeritus Member
  • Public and parochial elementary school teacher (retired).