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David Guston

School Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
School Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Lincoln Fellow
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Center Dir & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Biography

David H. Guston is professor and founding director of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, where he is also co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. He is als principal investigator and director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS-ASU), a National Science Foundation-funded Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center (NSF # 0531194 and #0937591; ~$13M over ten years) dedicated to studying the societal aspects of nanoscale science and engineering research and improving the societal outcomes of nanotechnologies through enhancing the societal capacity to understand and make informed choices.

Professor Guston is widely published and cited on research and development policy, technology assessment, public participation in science and technology, and the politics of science policy. His book, "Between Politics and Science: Assuring the Integrity and Productivity of Research" (Cambridge U. Press, 2000) was awarded the 2002 Don K. Price Prize by the American Political Science Association for best book in science and technology policy. He has co-authored, "Informed Legislatures: Coping with Science in a Democracy" (with Megan Jones and Lewis M. Branscomb, University Press of America, 1996), and he has co-edited, "The Fragile Contract: University Science and the Federal Government" (with Ken Keniston, MIT Press, 1994) and, "Shaping the Next Generation of Science and Technology Policy" (with CSPO co-director Daniel Sarewitz, University of Wisconsin Press, 2006). Professor Guston is the series editor of the Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society (Springer) with annual volumes beginning in 2008, and he is the general editor of the forthcoming, two-volume Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society (Sage, 2010).

He is currently the founding editor of the Journal of Responsible Innovation (Taylor & Francis) and previously served as the North American editor of the peer-reviewed journal Science and Public Policy.

Professor Guston has served on the National Science Foundation's review panel on Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology (2000-2002) and on the National Academy of Engineering's Steering Committee on Engineering Ethics and Society (2002). He has held visiting positions at Columbia University, the Copenhagen Business School, and the Kent School of Law. In 2002, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He co-chaired the 2008 Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy, “Governing Emerging Technologies.” 

Education
  • Postdoctoral training: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1993-1994
  • Ph.D. Political Science. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
  • B.A. Yale University, 1987
Videos
Publications
  • Guston, David H. Nanotechnology and the Challenges of Equity, Equality and Development. (2011).
  • M.C. Roco, B. Harthorn, D.H. Guston and P.Shapira. "Innovative and Responsible Governance of Nanotechnology for Responsible Development". WTEC Panel Report on Nanotechnology Research Directions to 2020: Retrospective and Outlook (2011).
  • David H. Guston. The Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies. Journal of the Korean Vacuum Society (2010).
  • Guston, David H. Between Politics and Science: Assuring the Integrity and Productivity of Research. (2010).
  • Guston, David H. Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. (2010).
  • David H. Guston. Science, Politics, and Two Unicorns: An Academic Critique of Science Advice. Presidential Science Advisors: Perspectives and Reflections on Science, Policy, and Politics (2010).
  • Ruud Smits, Rutger van Merkerk, David H. Guston, and Daniel Sarewitz. Strategic Intelligence: The Role of TA in Systemic Innovation Policy. International Handbook of Innovation Policy (2010).
  • Guston, David H. Deliberating Nanotechnology in the US. People & Science (2009).
  • Mark Brown, David Guston. Science, Democracy, and the Right to Research. Science and Engineering Ethics (2009).
  • Risto Karinen and David H. Guston. Toward Anticipatory Governance: The Experience with Nanotechnology. Governing Future Technologies: Nanotechnology and the Rise of an Assessment Regime (2009).
  • David H. Guston. Innovation Policy: Not Just a Jumbo Shrimp. Nature (2008).
  • Guston, David H. Presenting Futures. (2008).
  • Daniel Barben, Erik Fisher, Cynthia Selin and David H. Guston. Anticipatory Governance of Nanotechnologies: Foresight, Engagement and Integration. The New Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (2008).
  • Gretchen Gano, Jocelyn Crowley, David Guston. Shielding the Knowledge Transfer Process in Human Services Research. Journal of Public Administration, Research, and Theory (2007).
  • Stuart Shapiro, David Guston. Procedural Control of the Bureaucracy, Peer Review, and Epistemic Drift. Journal of Public Administration, Research, and Theory (2007).
  • . . Public Science in Liberal Democracy: The Challenge to Science and Democracy (2007).
  • David H. Guston. The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University and the Prospects for Anticipatory Governance. Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century (2007).
  • David H. Guston, John Parsi, and Justin Tosi. Anticipating the Ethical and Political Challenges of Human Nanotechnologies. Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology (2007).
  • Guston, David H. . Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century (2007).
  • David H. Guston. Responsible Knowledge-based Innovation. Society (2006).
  • Guston, David H, Sarewitz, Daniel. Shaping Science and Technology Policy: The Next Generation of Research. (2006).
  • . . Review of: Nanotalk (2006).
  • Guston, David H. On Consensus and Voting in Science: From Asilomar to the National Toxicology Program. The New Political Sociology of Science (2006).
  • Guston, David H (Author) . Toward Centres for Responsible Innovation in the Commercialized University. Public Science in a Liberal Democracy: The Challenge to Science and Democracy (2006).
  • Heather Fenyk and David H. Guston. Citizen Expertise and Citizen Action in the Creation of the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act. New Jersey's Environments (2006).
  • Guston, David H. Research Integrity. Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (2005).
  • Guston, David H. Social Contract for Science. Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (2005).
  • Guston, David H. Institutional Design for Robust Knowledge: The National Toxicology Program's Report on Carcinogens. Democratization of Expertise? Yearbook in the Sociology of Science (2005).
  • Guston, David H (Author) . Institutional Design for Robust Knowledge: The National Toxicology Program's Report on Carcinogens. Democratization of Expertise? Exploring Novel Forms of Scientific Advice in Political Decision-Making (2005).
  • Feldman, Maryann, Guston, David, Hilgartner, Stephen, Holland, Rachelle, Slaughter, Sheila. Research Policy as An Agent of Change: Workshop Report. NSF (2005).
  • David Guston. Forget Politicizing Science Let's Democratize Science. Issues in Science and Technology (2004).
  • Guston, David H (Author) . CRIs in the Wilderness: Toward Centers for Responsible Innovation in the Commercialized Academy. Buying in or Selling Out: Essays in the Commercialization of the American Research University (2004).
  • D Cash, W Clark, F Alcock, N Dickson, N Eckley, David Guston, J Jaeger, R Mitchell. Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2003).
  • David Guston. Principal-Agent Theory and the Structure of Science Policy, Revisited: Scinece in Policy and the Report on Carcinogens. Science and Public Policy (2003).
  • . . Science and Technology Advice for Congress (2003).
  • Guston, David H (Author) . The Expanding Role of Peer Review Processes in the United States. Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation: Experiences from the United States and Europe (2003).
  • Margolis, R (Author) ,Guston, David H (Author) . Learning from the OTA Experience. Science and Technology Advice for Congress (2003).
  • David Guston, Daniel Sarewitz. Real-Time Technology Assessment. Technology in Society (2002).
  • David Guston, E Woodhouse, D Sarewitz. A Science and Technology Policy Focus for the Bush Administration. Issues in Science and Technology (2002).
  • . . Integrity in Scientific Research Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct (2002).
  • Guston, David. The Regulatory Environment for Science: Does Democracy Trump Science. (2002).
  • David Guston. Integrity, Responsibility, and Democracy in Science. SciPolicy: A Journal of Science and Health Policy (2001).
  • S Agrawala, K Broad, David Guston. Integrating Climate Forecasts and Societal Decision Making: Challenges to an Emergent Boundary Organization. Science, Technology & Human Values (2001).
  • Guston, David H (Author) . Constructing 'Serviceable Truths': An Exploration of Four Strategies. Knowledge, Power, and Participation in Environmental Policy and Risk Assessment (2001).
  • David Guston. Retiring the Social Contract for Science. Issues in Science and Technology (2000).
  • Guston, David H. Between Politics and Science: Assuring the Integrity and Productivity of Research. (2000).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 101SFIS: The ASU Experience
HSD 610Colloquium
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 610Colloquium
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 101SFIS: The ASU Experience
HSD 610Colloquium
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 502Adv Science &Technology Policy
POS 572Adv Science &Technology Policy
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 501Science & Technology Policy
POS 571Science & Technology Policy
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 502Adv Science &Technology Policy
POS 572Adv Science &Technology Policy
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 501Science & Technology Policy
POS 571Science & Technology Policy
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 502Adv Science &Technology Policy
POS 572Adv Science &Technology Policy
SOS 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 501Science & Technology Policy
POS 571Science & Technology Policy
SOS 598Special Topics
BCH 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 502Adv Science &Technology Policy
SOS 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • David H. Guston. Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies. EuroScience Open Forum (Jul 2010).
  • David H. Guston. Reflections on Anticipatory Governance of Nanotechnology: Meanings for the Regulatory Environment. Toward Regulation of Nanomaterials: Conversations between Academia, Industry, Law and Government (May 2010).
  • David H. Guston. The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. Program in the History and Philosophy of Science, Seoul National University (Mar 2010).
  • David H. Guston. The Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies. Second Annual International Nanomaterials Ethics Workshop (Mar 2010).
  • David H. Guston. Broader Societal Implications. Nano2: International Study of the Long-term Impacts and Future Opportunities for Nanoscale Science a (Mar 2010).
  • David H. Guston. Bridging Nanoscience and Society: The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU. American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting (Feb 2010).
  • Guston, David H. Anticipatory Governance at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. ESRC Critical Public Engagement Seminar, Durham University, UK (Dec 2009).
  • Guston, David H. STS and Policy in the Academy. Society for Social Studies of Science annual meeting (Oct 2009).
  • Guston, David H. Anticipatory Governance: A Genealogical Perspective. Society for Social Studies of Science annual meeting (Oct 2009).
  • Guston, David H. The Roots, Branches and First Fruits of the Anticipatory Governance of Nanotechnologies. Graduate Symposium on NanoEthics (Sep 2009).
  • Guston, David H. Anticipatory Governance and Emerging Technology. Consultative Group on Biodiversity (Sep 2009).
  • Guston, David H. Workshop on Real-time Technology Assessment and Anticipatory Governance: National Citizens' Technology Forum. Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (Sep 2009).
  • Guston, David H. Workshop on Real-time Technology Assessment and Anticipatory Governance. Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (Sep 2009).
  • Guston, David H. Nanotechnology and the Public: Data for Decision Makers. US Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus (Mar 2009).
  • Guston, David H. Nanotechnology and the Public: Data for Decision Makers: The National Citizens' Technology Forum. US Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus (Mar 2009).
  • Guston, David. Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies. AZ Nanocluster (Dec 2006).
  • Guston, David. Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies. Stanford University Seminar in Science, Technology and Society (Oct 2006).
  • Guston, David. Real-Time Technology Assessment at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at ASU. video lecture to University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy (Oct 2006).
  • Doubleday, R, Fisher, E, Tuma, J, Conz, D, Berne, R, Weil, V, Guston, David. New Ethnographies of Nanotechnology. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (Oct 2006).
  • Guston, David. Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies. Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy (Aug 2006).
  • Guston, David. Response Panels. NanoWorld: Toward a Policy for the Human Future (Apr 2006).
  • Guston, David. Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. International Congress of Nanotechnology (Nov 2005).
  • Guston, David. Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network inaugural meeting (Nov 2005).
  • Guston, David. From Politicization to Democratization: An Agenda. American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting (Feb 2005).
  • Guston, David. Societal Implications of Nanotechnology. NSF Nanotechnology Grantees Workshop
Service
  • Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • MIT Press, book manuscript reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • RAND Corporation, report reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Nature Nanotechnology (journal), manuscript reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Biodesign Institute, Faculty Advisory Board (2009 - Present)
  • Biodesign Institute, Faculty Advisory Board (2009 - Present)
  • Science Debate, steering committee member (2009 - Present)
  • Science Debate, steering committee member (2009 - Present)
  • Origins Institute, Faculty Advisory Board (2008 - Present)
  • Origins Institute, Faculty Advisory Board (2008 - Present)
  • Origins Institute, Faculty Advisory Board (2008 - Present)
  • Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies, executive committee member (2008 - Present)
  • Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies, executive committee member (2008 - Present)
  • Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies, founding executive committee member (2008 - Present)
  • Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD Program Executive Committee, member (2008 - Present)
  • Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, chair, Strategic Planning Committee (2007 - Present)
  • Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group, member (2007 - Present)
  • Review of Policy Research, member, editorial board (2006 - Present)
  • Review of Policy Research, member, editorial board (2006 - Present)
  • Review of Policy Research, member, editorial board (2006 - Present)
  • Triple Helix student journal, faculty advisor (2006 - Present)
  • Triple Helix student journal, faculty advisor (2006 - Present)
  • Triple Helix student journal, faculty advisor (2006 - Present)
  • NanoEthics, member, editorial board (2005 - Present)
  • NanoEthics, member, editorial board (2005 - Present)
  • NanoEthics, member, editorial board (2005 - Present)
  • VEST: Scandinavian Journal of Science, Technology, and Society, member, editorial board (2003 - Present)
  • VEST: Scandinavian Journal of Science, Technology, and Society, member, editorial board (2003 - Present)
  • American Political Science Association, section on Science, Technology & Environmental Politics, member, executive committee (2000 - Present)
  • Science and Public Policy, North American Editor (2000 - Present)
  • Health Metaplanning, member of two subcommittees (2010 - 2010)
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Workshop participation (2010 - 2010)
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Committee, member (2010 - 2010)
  • President's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology, witness (2010 - 2010)
  • VEST: Scandinavian Journal of Science, Technology, and Society, member, editorial board (2003 - 2010)
  • Science and Public Policy, North American Editor (2000 - 2009)
  • Gordon Research Conference, co-chair (2006 - 2008)
  • Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology PhD Program Planning Committee, member (2007)
  • Risk Analysis, manuscript reviewer (2007)
  • Science, Technology & Human Values, manuscript reviewer (2007)
  • Social Studies of Science, manuscript reviewer (2007)
  • Department of Political Science, Advisory Committee, member (2006 - 2007)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, section on societal impacts of science & engine, past chair (2006 - 2007)
  • Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy, co-vice-chair (2004 - 2006)
  • Department of Political Science, Graduate Committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • CSPO faculty search committee, chair (2005 - 2006)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, section on societal impacts of science & engine, chair (2005 - 2006)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, section on societal impacts of science & engine, president (2005 - 2006)
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, reviewer (2005)
  • Political Science Strategic Planning Committee, member (2005)
  • Science and Society Implementation Committee, member (2005)
  • Nanotechnology, reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Science, Technology, & Human Values, reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Research Policy, reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Social Studies of Science, reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Sage Publications, reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Council of Science and Technology Advisors, Canada, presentation on science and democracy (2005 - 2005)
  • National Science Foundation, ad hot reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Engineering, Ethics, & Society of the National Academy of Engineering, Steering Committee (2002)