College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences


Program Director

Peter Ross

Peter Ross

Professor, Philosophy Department
Director of the STS Program

Ross received a PhD in Philosophy in 1997 from the City University of New York Graduate School. His main area of research is in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, and he teaches courses in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, philosophy of science, and metaphysics. For more information, go to

Because of the interdisciplinarity of STS, courses from approximately 18 departments across the University are included in the Major’s curriculum. These courses are taught by over 50 faculty members.

STS Advisory Board

The STS program receives guidance on curricular and other programmatic issues from the STS Advisory Board. Members of the board represent 7 of the University’s 8 Colleges, as well as the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies:

College of Agriculture

College of Business Administration

College of Education and Integrative Studies

  • Teresa Lloro-Bidart (Liberal Studies)
  • Jocelyn Pacleb (Ethnic and Women's Studies)

College of Engineering

  • Winny Dong (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
  • Gerald Herder (Engineering Technology)
  • Phyllis Nelson (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Monica Palomo (Civil Engineering)

College of Environmental Design

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

College of Science

  • Frank Ewers (Biological Sciences)
  • Glenn Kageyama (Biological Sciences)
  • Steven McCauley (Physics and Astronomy)
  • Stephen Osborn (Geological Sciences)
  • Ertan Salik (Physics and Astronomy)
  • Jodye Selco (Center for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (CEMaST) and Chemistry Department)