Joseph R. Herkert
Joseph R. Herkert
Visiting Scholar, Genetic Engineering and Society Center North Carolina State University
Joined OEC on 07/08/2009
Biography

Joseph R. Herkert, D.Sc., is a Visiting Scholar at the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, North Carolina State University. He was formerly Lincoln Associate Professor of Ethics and Technology in the College of Letters and Sciences and the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University (retired May 2015).

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 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 (Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering Section), Senior Member of IEEE and served a three-year term on the IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee. Herkert received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University and his doctorate in Engineering & Policy from Washington University in St. Louis.

Selected Publications:

O'Connell, B., & Herkert, J.R. (2004). Engineering Ethics and Computer Ethics: Twins Separated at Birth? Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 8(1), 36-56.
The article discusses the important role computer ethics play in the professional practice of engineers, especially in the area of intellectual property and data management.

 

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    Call for Poster Presentations
    Workshop on Engaged Scholarship for Ethics
    and Responsible Innovation in STEM Fields

     

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    March 14 – 15, 2018
    Genetic Engineering & Society Center
    James B. Hunt, Jr. Library
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, North Carolina

     

    Workshop Purpose:  To share methods, outcomes, and experiences with engaged scholarship for ethics and responsible innovation in STEM fields.

    Engaged Scholarship, by which the activities of academe meet the needs of external communities and vice versa (Van de Ven 2007).  It can be used in experiential learning that can serve as a bridge in linking students with real-world contexts for the issues and problems they are studying. Peterson (2009) describes

     

     its usefulness as “providing a well-rounded education for students, a widening of the university’s knowledge base, and an empowering investment in community change” and argues that there is a needed shift in higher education in this direction “in order to produce socially responsible students who are able to engage with the critical problems of our times.”

    Workshop Format
    The 1.5 day workshop will include keynote presentations, student and community panels, interactive breakout sessions, and poster presentations.

    Posters are welcome on ethics and responsible innovation courses, research projects and activities in STEM fields that incorporate engaged scholarship, such as:

    • collaborative, community-engaged research and learning involving STEM students;
    • teaching social science research skills such as focus-group facilitation to STEM students;
    • teaching civic-engagement theory and practice to STEM students.

    The workshop is free, but attendance is limited. Support of up to $500 is available to offset travel and lodging expenses for selected participants. 


    To Apply
    Submit a 500-750 abstract of your poster presentation and an NSF-style 2-page biosketch via Google Form. If travel support is requested, please include estimated airfare.

    Deadline for receipt of Abstracts: December 8, 2017.
    Notification of Acceptance: December 22, 2017.


    For More Information:
    Visit the workshop website at https://research.ncsu.edu/ges/events/cce-workshop-2018/ or email project Co-PI Joe Herkert, jherkert@ncsu.edu.


    Workshop supported by the National Science Foundation CCE STEM Program (Award No. 1540244) and the Genetic Engineering & Society Center, North Carolina State University.

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