Spencer S. Stober

Professional and Community Service

International Advisory Board member for the “On Sustainability Knowledge Community” and The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, sponsored by Common Ground Publishing, February 2013 – present

Honorary Editor, Maryland Institute of Research (MIR), Journal of Arts and Humanities (JAH), June 2013 – present

Consultant/Presentation, “Mission and Vision Statements,” The Heritage of Green Hills, Pennsylvania, February 17, 2012

Panelist/Mentor, Junior Achievement of Greater Reading & Lehigh Valley, hosted by Alvernia University, October 7, 2011

External Reviewer, Cabrini College’s Faculty Governance System, October, 2011 – March, 2012 

Book Review for the upcoming edition of Institutions and Organization by W. Richard Scott, Sage, 2011

Chair, Author Meets the Critics Session, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), Debra J. H. Mathews, Author, Personal Identity and Fractured Selves: Perspectives from Philosophy, Ethics and Neuroscience, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 4, 2011

Participant, Strategic Planning Retreat, Habitat for Humanity of Berks County, Berks Community Foundation, Reading, PA, January 22, 2011

Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, published by Common Ground, issues in Volumes 4, 5, 6, and 7 (2008—2011)

Associate Editor, Journal of Science in Society, published by Common Ground, 2011 

National Ethics Bowl Judge, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 3, 2011; March 4, 2010; March 5, 2009
San Antonio, Texas, February 21, 2008

Chair, panel discussion, “Working Together Toward Radical Action on Climate Change,” Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), Cincinnati, Ohio, March 7, 2009

Member, Angelica Creek Park Executive Committee, June 2009 – December 2011

Public Official, Adamstown Borough Council, January 2000 – December 2009

President, March 2001 – December 2003
Vice President, January 2000 – March 2001, January 2004 – present
Chair, Finance Committee, January 2006 – present
Chair, Personnel Committee, January 2002 – December 2005
Chair, Water Committee, January 2002 – December 2003
Chair, Roads and Bridges Committee, January 2000 – December 2001

Appointed by the Mayor of Reading to serve on a Committee to determine the feasibility of a Nature Center to be constructed at Angelica Park, June 2005 – present

Appointed by the Mayor of Reading to serve on a task force to construct wetlands in Angelica Park, February 2005 – July 2008

Member, Adamstown Library Building Feasibility Task Force, April – July 2005

Trustee, Adamstown Library Board, February January 2000 – December 2005

Secretary, Adamstown Library Board – 2004

Judge, Reading Eagle Berks’ Best scholarship essay contest, in March of 2002 – 2005

Judge, Reading Berks Science and Engineering Fair, Botany Division, in March of 1989 – 2004

Board Member, World Affairs Council Board, September 1999 – May 2004

Member, Cocalico Regional Planning Committee, September 2001 – 2003

Board Member, AAUP Executive Committee, PA Division, academic years 1996 – 1999

Lecturer and conservation project participation, June 1995 Don Hartman Conservation Leadership School, Berks County/DEP

President, Adamstown Lions Club, 1987 – 1988

Vice President, Adamstown Lions Club, 1985 – 1987

Executive Committee member, Governor Mifflin Education Association, 1977 – 1980

Business Experience

Partner, Adamstown Starfish, LLC, 2013 – present, for community development

Partner, Adamstown Transfer LLP and LLC, for real estate restoration and development, including several historical properties, 2000 – present

President, Stober, Ltd., 1985 – 2005, a real estate development company and developer of the Meadows at Adamstown, a “green” development with fifty-percent natural habitat

Director, Stoudtburg Property Owners Association, September 2000 – 2002

Professional and Community Service

Contact Information


Dr. Spencer S. Stober
Director of Center for Ethics & Leadership
Professor of Biology

   Upland Center, Room 220
   Phone: 610.796.8249

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