Bess W. Heyman President’s Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Michael Weisberg, Professor of Philosophy, is the Bess W. Heyman President’s Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. Weisberg is an expert on the role of models in scientific inquiry and social ecology. He is the author of Simulation and Similarity and Galápagos: Life in Motion, as well as two edited volumes and many articles and book chapters. Weisberg’s research has been supported by several National Science Foundation awards. In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biology and Philosophy, he co-directs the Galápagos Education and Research Alliance, and serves as an advisor to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Nairobi Work Programme and the Republic of Maldives. At Penn, he is currently serving as Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Director of Postgraduate Programs at Perry World House.
About the Donor
Stephen J. Heyman, W’59
Stephen J. Heyman, W'59, together with his wife, Barbara, created the Bess W. Heyman Professorship in 1989 to honor his mother and the I. George Heyman University Professorship in 2010 to honor his father.