Title: Philosopher, Educator, Poet
Company: Department of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University
Location: State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Emily Rolfe Grosholz, Research Professor at Pennsylvania State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in philosophy.
Dr. Grosholz has been a liberal arts research professor teaching philosophy, African American studies, and English at Pennsylvania State University since 2011. She has led a career in the humanities as a poet and educator, most recently as the author of “Proportions of the Heart” in 2014 and as an editorial board member of numerous humanities journals. Dr. Grosholz is a fellow of the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Born in Philadelphia to Edwin DeHaven Grosholz and Frances Skerrett Grosholz, Dr. Grosholz studied with the University of Chicago and earned a PhD in philosophy from Yale University in 1978. She began teaching with the University of Pittsburgh as an assistant professor, and went on to the University of Toronto in 1988. In the ‘90s, she received a Transatlantic Cooperation Research Grant from the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. Dr. Grosholz taught as a professor of the University of Pittsburgh from 1993 to 2011, when she joined Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Grosholz has been a visiting professor with the University of Paris, as well as a senior foreign researcher from 2011 to 2012. She taught with Western State University that year for Writing the Rockies Creative Writing Workshop, one of her many contributions to the written word. She continues to be an editorial board member of the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, the Studia Leibnitana, the Journal of the History of Ideas, and the Hudson Review. In addition to numerous published poetry collections, Dr. Grosholz has supported the Women’s Resource Center in State College, as well as UNICEF. She is the proud mother of Benjamin, Robert, William, and Mary-Frances alongside her husband, Robert Roy Edwards.
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