Advancing the Arts and Humanities Steering Committee

“Penn State will be a leader in the arts and humanities, utilizing them — along with the sciences and other disciplines — as agents of change in addressing complex global issues.”

Damian Fernandez, Co-Chair
Chancellor, Penn State Abington

Kristin Woolever, Co-Chair
Chancellor, Penn State Brandywine

Andrew Belser, Member
Professor of Theatre

Michael Bérubé, Member
Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature

Peter Butler, Member
Associate Dean for Education, College of Engineering

Salih Hakan Can, Member
Associate Professor of Administration of Justice, Social Sciences and Education, Penn State Schuylkill

Douglas Cavener, Member
Professor and Verne M. Willaman Dean, Eberly College of Science

Andy Cole, Member
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Eric Corty, Member
Director for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology, Penn State Behrend

Robert Crane, Member
Associate Vice Provost for Global Programs

William Cromar, Member
Senior Lecturer in Art and Program Chair for Art and Integrative Arts, Penn State Abington

Carey Eckhardt, Member
Head of the Department of Comparative Literature
Director of the School of Languages and Literatures
Professor of Comparative Literature and English

Laurie Grobman, Member
Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Penn State Berks

Eric Hayot, Member
Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies

Athena Jackson, Member
Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and Head of Special Collections, University Libraries

Wanda Knight, Member
Associate Professor of Art Education and Women’s Studies

Joyce Robinson, Member
Curator, Palmer Museum of Art

Susan Russell, Member
Associate Professor of Theatre

Jaime Schultz, Member
Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Rebecca Strzelec, Member
Professor of Visual Arts, Penn State Altoona
2016-17 Penn State Laureate

Paul Taylor, Member
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of the Liberal Arts