Research Interests          Book           Selected Recent Publications          Other Articles Online

Research Interests

Engineering Ethics
Social Implications of Information and Communication Technology
Energy and Environmental Policy



Social, Ethical, and Policy Implications of Engineering: Selected Readings . New York: Wiley-IEEE Press. 2000.

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Selected Recent Publications

Ways of Thinking about and Teaching Ethical Problem Solving: Microethics and Macroethics in Engineering. Science and Engineering Ethics 11 (3); 373-385, 2005.

Product Safety and Liability. In C. Mitcham, Ed., The Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005.

“Write Things Worth Reading, or Do Things Worth the Writing”: A Dual-degree Program in Engineering and the Liberal Arts. Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference (CD-ROM). With Jerome P. Lavelle.

Engineering Ethics and Computer Ethics: Twins Separated at Birth? Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 8 (1): 36-56, 2004. With Brian M. O'Connell.

Microethics, Macroethics, and Professional Engineering Societies
(invited paper). Pp. 107-114 in Emerging Technologies and Ethical Issues in Engineering (Papers from a Workshop, October 14-15, 2003, National Academy of Engineering). Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press, 2004.

Integrating Engineering, Ethics, and Public Policy: Three Examples. Pp. 129-144 in D. F. Ollis, K. A. Neeley, and H. C. Luegenbiehl, Eds., Liberal Education in Twenty-First Century Engineering. New York: Peter Lang, 2004.

Biting the Apple (But Not Inhaling): Lessons from Engineering Ethics for Alternative Dispute Resolution Ethics (invited paper). Penn State Law Review 108 (1): 119-136, 2003.

Back to the Future: Engineering, Computing, and Ethics (invited paper, special issue on “Professional Ethics"). Phi Kappa Phi Forum (Spring, 2003): 34-37.

Professional Societies, Microethics, and Macroethics: Product Liability as an Ethical Issue in Engineering Design. The International Journal of Engineering Education 19 (1): 163-167, 2003.

Continuing and Emerging Issues in Engineering Ethics Education (invited paper). The Bridge 32 (3): 8-13, 2002.

Future Directions in Engineering Ethics Research: Microethics, Macroethics and the Role of Professional Societies. Science and Engineering Ethics 7 (3): 403-414, 2001.


Other Articles Online

The Future of Humanoid Robots: A Discover Roundtable Discussion. Discover Magazine (March 2000):84-90. Invited participant, roundtable sponsored by The Disney Institute, 1999.

Concrete Ethics. Commentary on “Case Study: The Concrete Sumo” (Broome). Science and Engineering Ethics 5 (4): 554-555, 1999.

ABET’s Engineering Criteria 2000 and Engineering Ethics: Where Do We Go From Here? Invited opening session plenary paper, International Conference on Ethics in Engineering and Computer Science, Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science and Case Western Reserve University, 1999.

Guest Editor's Gloss—Reflections on the Future: Special Issue on the NSF/IEEE Workshop on the Socioeconomic Dimensions of Electronic Publishing. Journal of Electronic Publishing 4 (2), 1998. With Christine S. Nielsen.

The Conscience of Computer Science: Organizations That Target the Ethical & Social Implications of Technology. Change (January-February, 1998):61-63. With G. Phillip Cartwright.

Making Connections: Engineering Ethics on the World Wide Web. IEEE Transactions on Education 40 (4): CD-ROM Supplement, 1997.

A Multidisciplinary Course on Technological Catastrophes. Proceedings of the 1997 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference (CD-ROM).

STS for Engineers: Integrating Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences. Proceedings of the 1997 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference (CD-ROM).

Engineering and Humanities: Bridging the Gap. Proceedings of the 1996 Frontiers in Education Conference (CD-ROM). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and American Society for Engineering Education. With Richard L. Porter.