About the Center

The Arlen Specter Center for Public Service fosters greater understanding of political science, government and history through research, educational programming, and exhibits inspired by Senator Arlen Specterís career and reflected in the permanent collection of the Senatorís historic papers.

Arlen Specter

Managed by the Paul J. Gutman Library at Philadelphia University, the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service will preserve, organize and provide access to the rich and deep collection of resources from Senator Arlen Specterís archive of historic papers, photographs and political documents. The Center will also offer programming around relevant public policy and educational topics to benefit the local university community, researchers, historians and the public.

The future home of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service is the historic Roxboro House at Philadelphia University, located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia.


Rob Skomorucha

Corporate, Foundation &
Government Relations

Email: skomorucha@philau.edu

Phone: 215.951.2865

Karen Albert

Specter Center Coordinator

Email: albertk@philau.edu

Phone: 215.951.2847

Stan Gorski

Specter Center Curator

Email: gorskis@philau.edu

Phone: 215.951.2581