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linguist , Philosopher

Roberta Kevelson, American philosopher, educator. Research fellow Princeton University, since 1985; visiting law fellow University Edinborough, since 1992; visiting scholar University Virginia Law, 1988-1989, College William and Mary, since 1991; university scholar Cambridge University, since 1986, University New Mexico, since 1992; recipient numerous university grants. 1977-1992.


Kevelson, Roberta was born on November 4, 1931 in New York City. Daughter of Barney Kahan and Helen (Peiros) Cohen.


Although married at 17, she returned to college in the 1960s and received her PhD in semiotics from Brown University in 1978.


Research associate, Brown U., Providence, 1978-1979, 80-81; postdoctoral fellow, Yale University, New Haven, 1979-1980; from assistant professor to professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1981-1986; distinguished professor, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since 1987; executive director Center Semiotic research, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since 1984. Board directors Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium. Chair numerous committees Pennsylvania State University.

Lecturer in field; co-director Annual Institute International Symposia on Semiotics & Structural Studies.


  • Avocations: landscape design, gardening, writing short stories. HOME & OFFICE (Mailing) Roberta Kevelson 35 Bullivant Farm Rd Marion, Master of Arts 02738-1153 F C.



President Bristol Textile Museum, 1972-1975. Executive director Women's Center Bristol Community College, 1972-1974. Member International Association Law and Semiotics (director United States, Europe since 1985), American Philosophical Association, Semiotic Society of America (vice president, president-elect, president).


  • Other Interests

    Landscape design, gardening, writing short stories.


Married Seymour Kevelson, September 23, 1950 (divorced 1983). Children: Lorin, Kenneth.

Barney Kahan Cohen

Helen (Peiros) Cohen

Seymour Kevelson

Kenneth Kevelson

Lorin Kevelson