Joseph Herkert
Lincoln Associate Professor of Ethics and Technology, Arizona State University
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Joseph Herkert, D.Sc., is Lincoln Associate Professor of Ethics and Technology in the College of Letters and Sciences and the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University (Emeritus as of May 15, 2015), and a Visiting Scholar (part-time) at the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, North Carolina State University. Herkert has been teaching engineering ethics and science, technology & society courses for more than twenty-five years. He is editor of Social, Ethical and Policy Implications of Engineering: Selected Readings (Wiley/IEEE Press, 2000) and co-editor of The Growing Gap between Emerging Technologies and Legal-Ethical Oversight: The Pacing Problem (Springer, 2011), and has published numerous articles on engineering ethics and societal implications of technology in engineering, law, social science, and applied ethics journals. Herkert previously served as Editor of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine and an Associate Editor of Engineering Studies. He is or has been an active leader in many professional organizations including the Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the National Institute for Engineering Ethics, and the Engineering Ethics and Liberal Education/Engineering and Society (LEES) Divisions of the American Society for Engineering Education. In 2005 Herkert received the Sterling Olmsted Award, the highest honor bestowed by LEES, for “making significant contributions in the teaching and administering of liberal education in engineering education.” Herkert is a Senior Member of IEEE and served a three-year term on the IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Societal Implications of Science and Engineering). Herkert received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and his doctorate in Engineering & Policy from Washington University in St. Louis.

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