Philosophy and Religion Faculty
Professor of Philosophy Warren H. Funk received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He specializes in contemporary philosophy of religion and epistemology, Wittgenstein, and American pragmatism. He teaches a variety of courses in philosophy, including Problems in Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Aesthetics.
Professor of Philosophy Jeffrey P. Whitman received his Ph.D. from Brown University. He specializes in the study of ethics and epistemology and teaches courses in modern philosophy and logic.
Associate Professor of Religion Karla G. Bohmbach received her Ph.D. from Duke University. Her research focuses on feminist interpretations of the Hebrew Bible, though she teaches a wide range of courses in biblical studies, as well as such courses as Introduction to Women's Studies and Women and Religion.
Associate Professor of Religion Jeffrey K. Mann, department head, received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He specializes in the study of historical and contemporary theology, as well as world religions.
Associate Professor of Religion Thomas W. Martin received his D.Phil. at Oxford University. He specializes in New Testament interpretation, especially the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He also teaches Science and Religion and pursues research in Christian ethics.
Associate Professor of Philosophy Coleen P. Zoller received her Ph.D. from Emory University. She specializes in ancient Greek philosophy, especially Plato. She also teaches courses in metaphysics, ethics, feminism and women's studies.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Lissa Skitolsky received her Ph.D. from Emory University. She specializes in continental philosophy, social and political philosophy and Holocaust studies.
Associate Professor of Religion Mark Wm. Radecke, chaplain to the university, received an M.Div. from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, an S.T.M. from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, and a D.Min. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He specializes in such service-learning courses as "Images of Jesus in Central America" and "Issues at the End of Life."
Lecturer Ted Chappen received his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. He specializes in Kantian Ethics and teaches Problems in Philosophy, Logic and a variety of applied ethics courses, including Business Ethics.
Lecturer Rabbi Nina Mandel received her Master of Hebrew Letters from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and an M.A. in social anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in the Jewish studies program and serves as the presiding rabbi for the Temple Beth El in Sunbury, Pa.