Department Chair
Chauncey Maher
Associate Professor of Philosophy (2008).
East College Room 202
(717) 245-1791
Department Faculty
Susan M. Feldman
Professor of Philosophy (1980).
East College Room 211
(717) 245-1226 |
B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1974; M.A., 1976; M.A., University of Rochester, 1978; Ph.D., 1980.

Her interests include the history of modern philosophy, the problem of knowledge and skepticism, philosophy of science and ethics, both pure" and "applied" to such areas as the environment, the status of women, medicine and public policy."
Crispin Sartwell
Associate Professor of Philosophy (2004).
East College Room 203B
(717) 245-1474 |
B.A., University of Maryland, 1980; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1985; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1989.

Author of "Political Aesthetics" (Cornell University Press, 2010), "Six Names of Beauty" (Routledge 2004), and many other books. Interests include hip hop and other popular musics, anarchist political theory, epistemology, Asian philosophy.
Chauncey Maher
Associate Professor of Philosophy (2008).
East College Room 202
(717) 245-1791 |
B.A., University of Maryland, 2001; M.A., University of Chicago, 2002; Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2008.

Are there essentially social or normative aspects to cognition, knowledge, language or action? How so? Those are the sorts of big question that have interested me in my research and teaching. In the summer of 2012, I published a short book on "the Pittsburgh School", a group of contemporary philosophers focused on trying to understand how humans uniquely occupy a “logical space of reasons” .
James Sias
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (2013).
East College Room 210
(717) 245-1217 |
B.S., Point University, 2005; M.A., Georgia State University, 2007; M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2009; Ph.D., 2013.

Most of my research lies at the intersection of ethics and moral psychology. Some of the issues I'm currently working on include: (i) the psychology of moral judgment, (ii) the nature of emotion, (iii) personality disorder and moral responsibility, and (iv) evil.
Jeff Engelhardt
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (2014).
East College Room 201
(717) 254-8301 |
B.A., Saint Peter's College, 2004; Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2011.

I'm interested in human minds, how to study them, and how they interact with broader social structures. Over the past few months, I've been trying to figure out how a particular theory of concepts, content externalism, might help us understand systemic injustice and subjugation--e.g. sexism, racism, ableism. Other recent published work concerns the mind-body problem in philosophy, some cognitive science stuff about vision and visual perception, or the nature of causation. It'd make me really happy if you'd read some articles from my website and let me know what you think or what I've gotten wrong, especially for the stuff in progress. I've been trying to think of something interesting to say about phenomenology, but I haven't had any success yet.

Emeriti Faculty
George Allan
Professor of Philosophy Emeritus

Philip Grier
Professor of Philosophy Emeritus