Rachelle Hollander
Rachelle Hollander
Senior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society National Academy of Engineering
Joined OEC on 07/20/2009
Rachelle Hollander advises 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. Dr. Hollander is working closely with the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability; more information about INSS can be found on the CEES home page in the projects section at https://www.nae.edu/Activities/Projects/CEES/57196/INSS.aspx. For many years Dr. Hollander directed the science and engineering ethics activities at NSF. She 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 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.
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  • Rachelle Hollander, National Academy of Engineering, shared an update
    PostedFriday, February 16, 2018 at 10:17 AM
    Two articles worth noting: War and peace in the nuclear age; editorial in Science, E. W. Colglazier,, 9 Feb 2018. 613. 10.1126/science.aat0593, proposing diplomatic scientific dialogue of North Korean, U.S. and other specialists to defuse tensions. On a lighter but related note is NY Times article Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It. By Natasha Singer, Feb. 12, 2018.
  • Rachelle Hollander, National Academy of Engineering, shared an update
    PostedWednesday, December 6, 2017 at 1:44 PM
    The Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is meeting on December 8, 2017, to focus on "Integrating Ethics and Privacy Concerns into Data Science Education." It will bring together experts from academia, industry, and government to discuss current practices and strategies to better integrate ethical and privacy concerns into data science courses. Learn more about the roundtable and watch past meetings at nas.edu/dsert.
    Roundtable on Data Science Post-Secondary Education
    Roundtable on Data Science Post-Secondary Education
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  • Rachelle Hollander
    Senior Advisor of the Center for Engineering Ethics and Society
    National Academy of Engineering
    Rachelle Hollander's Commentary on Authorship Question
    Added 9/16/2016 11:00 AM
    I believe the proposed course of action is not acceptable because it’s dishonest. Thus, the burden is on the authors to tell us why it should be okay. The rationale is that one of the journal co-editors may be biased. Of course, if she is or is likely to be perceived to be biased, she should recuse herself from the review process. But independently of relying on that editor’s good sense, ... Read More
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