Philosophy and Religion Faculty

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 Religion Matthew Duperon teaches courses in Asian religions, early Chinese philosophy and comparative religious ethics. His research focuses on three fundamental questions: 1) What promotes a flourishing relationship between a person and her world? 2) What impedes a flourishing relationship between a person and her world, and 3) How do we cultivate habits of thought and action that help us flourish? He has also taught courses at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and has studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing and National Taiwan University in Taipei. His Chinese name is Du Peilun ???.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Darren Hudson Hick specializes in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, particularly where these overlap with moral, legal and metaphysical matters. He has published articles in a variety of philosophical and legal journals and is the author of Introducing Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art (Continuum, 2012).

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.