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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Department of Humanities aims to develop in students an understanding and an appreciation of history and literature, philosophy and language, art and music. It hopes thereby to stimulate students’ imaginations and their joy in life. It also provides training in writing, in the fundamentals of research in the humanities, and in the basics of the fine arts. It undertakes to serve the entire University community by sponsoring lectures, concerts, and many other special events that show the best of the humanities and the fine arts.

The Department of Humanities offers a major in medical humanities.

The Department of Humanities offers minors in humanities and Spanish.


Kevin Murphy
BA (Towson University); MA, PhD (University of Maryland, College Park)
Professor of History
Chair, Department of Humanities
Phone: 215.596.8725
E-mail: k.murphy@usciences.edu

Jeffrey M. Brown
AB (Princeton University); MA, MPhil, PhD (Columbia University)
Assistant Professor of English
E-mail: j.brown@usciences.edu

Martin Oliver Carrion
BA, MPP, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)
Assistant Professor of Spanish 
Phone: 215.596.1133
E-mail: m.carrion@usciences.edu

Leah Comeau
BA (Syracuse University); MDiv (Duke University); MA, PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
Assistant Professor of Religion
Phone: 215.596.8587
E-mail: l.comeau@usciences.edu

Michael Dockray
BA, MA, MA (West Chester University)
Lecturer in English
Phone: 215.596.8907
E-mail: m.dockra@usciences.edu

Anne Marie Flanagan
BA, MA, PhD (Temple University) 
Associate Professor of English
Phone: 215.895.1132
E-mail: a.flanag@usciences.edu

Christine Flanagan
BA (University of Rochester); MFA (Emerson College)
Associate Professor of English
Phone: 215.596.7543
E-mail: c.flanag@usciences.edu

Clifford Robinson 
BA (East Carolina University); PhD (Duke University)
Associate Professor of Classics
Phone: 215.596.8525
E-mail: c.robinson@usciences.edu

Samuel R. Talcott
BA (Pennsylvania State University); MA, PhD (DePaul University)
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Phone: 215.596.7129
E-mail: s.talcott@usciences.edu

Fellow in Humanities

Paul Halpern
BA (Temple University); MA, PhD (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Phone: 215.596.8913
E-mail: p.halper@usciences.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Roxanne Evans
MA (LaSalle University)
Adjunct Instructor in Spanish

Emeritus Faculty

Peter T. Hoffer
BA (Columbia University); MA (Tufts University); PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Emeritus of German

Laurie G. Kirszner
BA (Barnard College); MA (New York University); PhD (Temple University)
Professor Emeritus of English

William A. Reinsmith
BA (St. Charles Borromeo Seminary); MA (Villanova University); DA (Carnegie Mellon University)
Professor Emeritus of Humanities

David Traxel
AB (University of California, Berkeley); MA, PhD (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Professor Emeritus of History


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