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People

  1. Directors Team
  2. Ethics Core Faculty
  3. Faculty Fellows
  4. Affiliate Faculty
  5. Staff
  6. External Advisory Board
  7. Advisory Board - Emeritus
  8. Internal Advisory Board

Directors Team

Ben Jones

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

Eduardo Mendieta

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

Ted Toadvine

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

Ethics 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

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

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 and Philosophy
  • Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-2714

Sarah Rajtmajer

  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Information Science and Technology

Elizabeth Ransom

  • Associate Professor
  • School of International Affairs - Penn State Law

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

Faculty Fellows

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

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

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

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
  • 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

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

Mark Fisher

  • Associate Teaching Professor in Philosophy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(814) 865-1607

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

  • Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities, Law, and Philosophy
  • Director of the Bioethics Program
  • Affiliate Law Faculty
  • Department of Philosophy
  • College of the Liberal Arts
(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

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

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

Alexandra Staub

  • Associated 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

Ken Weiss

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

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

Rebecca Bennitt

  • Web Design Assistant
(814) 863-5102

Whitney Chirdon

  • PR Specialist
(814) 863-5911

Joanne Nash

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

Betsy VanNoy

  • Administrative Support Assistant
(814) 863-0314

External Advisory Board

Deborah Anzalone

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • Senior Director, Medical Affairs & Strategic Development
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Heather Bupp, Esq.

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • Director of Ethics, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Carolee Grillo

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • Retired Commissioner, Family Court State of Delaware

Andrew Hoffman

  • External Advisory Board Member
  • President and CEO
  • Phillips Graphic Finishing, LLC

Dennis Jackman

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

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

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).

Advisory Board - Emeritus

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

James Marra

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

Internal Advisory Board

Peter Hudson

  • Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and Willaman Professor of Biology

Anthony Atchley

  • Senior Associate Dean
  • Professor of Acoustics

Kathryn Drager

  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
(814) 863-6247

John Hellmann

  • Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 865-7659

Carleen Maitland

  • Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
  • Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology
  • Affiliate Professor, The School of International Affairs

Jonathan H. Marks

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

Susan McHale

  • Director, Social Science Research Institute, Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
(814) 865-2663

Janice Penrod

  • Professor of Nursing and Director, Center for Nursing Research

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

Eric Silver

  • Professor of Sociology and Criminology
  • Associate Dean for Research

Andrew Stephenson

  • Distinguished Professor of Biology, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Gary Thompson

  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
  • Director, PA Agricultural Experiment Station