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Joseph Herkert

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Faculty Associate
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Biography

Joseph R. Herkert, D.Sc., is Associate Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and Society and a Visiting Scholar in the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, North Carolina State University. He was formerly Lincoln Associate Professor of Ethics and Technology in the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University (retired May 2015). Herkert has been teaching engineering ethics and science, technology & society courses for thirty 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 has been a 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 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Senior Member of IEEE, and served a three-year term on the IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee. He currently serves on the IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on IEEE Ethics Programs and the Advisory Group of the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society of the National Academy of Engineering. Herkert received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and his doctorate in Engineering & Policy from Washington University in St. Louis.

Research Interests

Engineering Ethics
Social and Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies
Ethics Education in Science, Technology, and Engineering

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 593Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 593Applied Project
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 593Applied Project
HSD 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 590Reading and Conference
AEP 592Research
AEP 593Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 590Reading and Conference
AEP 593Applied Project
HSD 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 331Ethical Issues in Sci and Tech
AEP 593Applied Project
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AEP 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 331Ethical Issues in Sci and Tech
HSD 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 331Ethical Issues in Sci and Tech
HON 394Special Topics
AEP 590Reading and Conference
AEP 593Applied Project
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 331Ethical Issues in Sci and Tech
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
STS 331Ethical Issues in Sci and Tech
AEP 590Reading and Conference
AEP 593Applied Project
HSD 598Special Topics