Welcome to the Home Page of

Marc Stier

Phone (215) 880-6142
Email: MarcStier@stier.net



Teaching Teaching contains syllabi and other materials for my courses. The home pages for my current courses at Temple University,  Intellectual Heritage 51, Ancient Foundations and Intellectual Heritage 52, Modern Traditions can be found here. Students can find my extensive  notes on various classic works of political philosophy and literature in this section. My Philosophy of Teaching describes how and what I teach.
Writing Writing contains a bibliography of, and links to, my work in political philosophy and American politics, to my articles on politics and public policy, and to my blog posts.. Here students can find my "Graduate School and Career Opportunities for Political Science Majors" a piece about education for careers in the public sector.
Vita My vita is available here It includes evaluations of my teaching.
IH I teach in the Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple University where I was formerly the Assistant Director and Internet Coordinator. I designed the  Intellectual Heritage Web Site .

The  2124 Report  contains updated election information for residents of the 24th Division of the 21st Ward, which I serve as a Democratic Committeeman as well as links to our elected officials and other important web sites. I post it about a month before each primary and general election.

The websites for my campaign for Council at Large in Philadelphia and the Democratic Nomination as State  Representative in the 198th District will remain available for some time as many of the issues I raised during these campaigns remain important to the city.

I was one of the founders of Neighborhood Networks, a progressive city-wide organization in Philadelphia. I resigne from the Executive Committee to run for office and currently serve on our steering committee.

Here is a listing helpful information about federal, state, and local government services available to residents of Philadelphia.


I am  a member of the steering committee and webmaster for the Pennsylvania Transit Coalition. This  organization is  working to improve public transportation in our region and state. Our immediate focus is on getting support in the General Assembly for stable, reliable and sufficient dedicated funding for SEPTA and the other public transit agencies in the state. 


I served for three years as President of West Mt. Airy Neighbors (WMAN), a volunteer community organization committed to preserving and enhancing the quality of life and the diversity of West Mt. Airy. I continue to serve on the board of this great organization.

My first project at West Mt. Airy Neighbors was to write most of the  biographies of the 40 Good Neighbors honored at celebration of the 40th Anniversary of WMAN and an Introduction to those biographies. Taken together, they give us a a unique outlook on this wonderful neighborhoods.

Links Links to wide variety of Web sites relevant to the study of philosophy and politics. I hope to make this one of the most comprehensive links pages on the Web for those interested in these subjects. It also includes a number of reference and research tools.
Blog My weblog on politics and policy in Philadelphia began in February 2006. I moved my blogging  to my campaign website once I began my race for City Council at Large. I will begin blogging again soon, once I finish a book on which I'm currently working.
Stier's Hotel
Coming eventually: The Stier's Hotel Page. Memorabilia of the hotel run by the Stier family in Ferndale, New York from 1920 to 1973.