Academic Programs



As an undergraduate student, philosophy professor Peter Fosl spent a term at the London School for Economics and Political Science. His experience in that program was one of the inspirations for Transylvania’s PPE program.

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Faculty

  • Peter Fosl

    Peter S. Fosl, Professor of Philosophy; Program Director

    Ph.D., M.A., Emory University, 1992, 1990; B.A., Bucknell University, 1985
  • Alan Bartley

    William Alan Bartley, Associate Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2000; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1998; B.A., Transylvania University, 1993
  • Cairo

    Michael F. Cairo, Associate Professor of Political Science

    Ph.D., M.A., University of Virginia, 1999, 1994; B.A., S.U.N.Y. College at Geneseo, 1992
  • Ellen Cox

    Ellen Cox, Associate Professor of Philosophy

    Ph.D., M.A., DePaul University, 2001, 1997; B.A., Miami University of Ohio, 1993
  • Dugi

    Don Thomas Dugi, Professor of Political Science

    Ph.D., Purdue University, 1981; M.A., B.A., St. Mary's University, 1971, 1969
  • Rod Erfani

    G. Rod Erfani, Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., The Florida State University, 1984; M.A., Florida Atlantic University, 1976; B.S., National University, 1972
  • Simona Fojtova

    Simona Fojtova, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies

    Ph.D., M.A., University of New Mexico, 2006, 1998; B.A., Masaryk University, 1996
  • John Svarlien

    John Svarlien, Professor of Classics

    Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1989; M.A., The Florida State University, 1981; B.A., University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 1976

  • Geoffrey Williams

    Geoffrey F. Williams, Assistant Professor of Economics

    Ph.D., M.A., Rutgers University, 2012, 2009; M.B.A., Wharton School, 1999; B.F.A., New York University, 1991

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