Rachelle Hollander

Director, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society
National Academy of Engineering
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Rachelle Hollander

Rachelle Hollander directs the Center for Engineering, Ethics, and Society (CEES) at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). CEES manages the Online Ethics Center (OEC), a widely used resource for engineering and research ethics education, located at www.onlineethics.org.  A project to enhance the OEC with new functionalities and expanded resources particularly for science and about issues beyond traditional professional ethics began in 2014 with NSF support.  Several other CEES projects to enhance engineering ethics education are underway, also with NSF support.  For many years Dr. Hollander directed the science and engineering ethics activities at NSF.  In the course of her career, Dr. Hollander has been instrumental in the development of the fields of research ethics and professional responsibility, engineering ethics, and ethics and risk management.  She has written articles on applied ethics in numerous fields, and on science policy and citizen participation.  Dr. Hollander is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and recently completed a term as a member of the Governing Board of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE).  In 2006, Dr. Hollander received the Olmsted Award “for innovative contributions to the liberal arts within engineering education” from the American Society of Engineering Education’s Liberal Education Division.  She received her doctorate in philosophy in 1979 from the University of Maryland, College Park; she was a Visiting Professor in the Science and Technology Studies Department at RPI in 1989-1990 and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at Johns Hopkins University, 2001-2002.