Emily Rolfe Grosholz (born 1950 Philadelphia) is an American poet and philosopher. She is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy, African American Studies and English, and a member of the Center for Fundamental Theory / Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos, at the Pennsylvania State University.
She was the 2011 Elizabeth McNulty Wilkinson '25 Poetry Chair, at Buffalo Seminary in March 2011.
From September 2011 through January 2012, she was a senior researcher at REHSEIS / SPHERE / CNRS and University of Paris Diderot - Paris 7, with a 'Research in Paris 2011' grant from the city of Paris.
She was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She graduated from the University of Chicago, with a B.A. in 1972, and Yale University with a Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1978.
She was a 1988 Guggenheim Fellow.She held National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships in 1985 and in 2004, and American Council of Learned Societies fellowships in 1982 and 1997.
She has served as an advisory editor for the Hudson Review since 1984.She has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the History of Ideas since 1998, a member of the editorial board of Studia Leibnitiana since 2002, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics since 2010. She is a member of the Directive Committee of the Association for the Philosophy of Mathematical Practice.
She is married to the medievalist Robert R. Edwards, with whom she has four children.