Corporate Excellence, Ethics, and the Role of IT

MON, FEB 13, 2006 (1:19:16)

Deborah G. Johnson, University of Virginia ethicist, discusses the rethinking of corporate excellence and business ethics as the economy goes global through the use of Information Technology.

Deborah G. Johnson is the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of the University of Virginia. Johnson received the John Barwise prize from the American Philosophical Association in 2004; the Sterling Olmsted Award from the Liberal Education Division of the American Society for Engineering Education in 2001; and the ACM SIGCAS Making a Difference Award in 2000. Johnson is the author or editor of Computer Ethics, Computers, Ethics, and Social Values (co-edited with Helen Nissenbaum), Ethical Issues in Engineering, and Ethical Issues in the Use of Computers (co-edited with John Snapper). She has published over 50 papers in a variety of journals and edited volumes. She co-edits the journal Ethics and Information Technology and co-edits a book series on Women, Gender, and Technology for University of Illinois Press.

Active in professional organizations, Johnson has served as President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, President of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT), Treasurer of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society, and Chair of the American Philosophical Association Committee on Computers and Philosophy. Currently she serves on the Executive Board of INSEIT and the Executive Board of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.

Presented by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College (with support Verizon Communications).

+ BIO: Deborah G. Johnson

Deborah G. Johnson is the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science of the University of Virginia. Professor Johnson has taught courses on ethical theory; information technology, ethics, and policy; engineering ethics; and values and policy. During 1992-93 she was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research of Princeton University where she worked on a National Science Foundation project on ethics and computer decision models.

In 1994 and 1995 she received National Science Foundation funding to conduct workshops to prepare undergraduate faculty to teach courses and course modules on ethical and professional issues in computing. Professor Johnson received the John Barwise prize from the American Philosophical Association in 2004; the ACM SIGCAS Making a Difference Award in 2000; and the Sterling Olmsted Award from the Liberal Education Division of the American Society for Engineering Education in 2001.

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