Dr. Stephen P. Steinberg
Executive Director, Penn National Commission on Society Culture and Community
Lecturer, Philosophy
Assistant to the President


  • Philosophy of Nationalism
  • Public Discourse and Civil Society
  • Philosophy of Dialogue and Ethnopolitical Conflict
  • Higher Education
  • Contemporary European Philosophy


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • M.A., Philosophy, New School for Social Research, 1982
  • M.S., Journalism, Columbia University, 1972
  • A.B., with distinction, Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1971

Current Positions Held

  • Executive Director, Penn National Commission on Society Culture and Community, University of Pennsylvania, 1996-present
  • Assistant to the President, University of Pennsylvania, 1990-present
  • Interim Director, 21st Century Project for the Undergraduate Experience, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-98
  • Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1981-present
  • Administrative Fellow, Offices of the President and Provost, University of Pennsylvania, 1987-90
  • Assistant Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1978-87

Professional Service/Activities

  • Affiliated Faculty, Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania, 1999-present
  • Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response, University of Pennsylvania, 2002-present
  • Member, Council of Undergraduate Deans, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-98
  • Coordinator, President's Task Force on the Urban Community, University of Pennsylvania, 2002-03
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Intersectional Cooperation Among Business, Government and Non-profits, The American Assembly, 2001-02





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