Deborah G. Johnson, Ph.D.
Deborah G. Johnson, Ph.D., is the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the Science, Technology, and Society Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Best known for her work on engineering and computer ethics, Johnson’s research examines the ethical, social, and policy implications of technology and engineering, especially information technology. Johnson’s research has repeatedly received support from the National Science Foundation. Most recently, she received funding for a project on Surveillance and Transparency as Sociotechnical Systems of Accountability and another project on Ethics for Developing Technologies: An Analysis of Artificial Agents.
In 2000 she received the ACM SIGCAS Making a Difference Award. In 2001 she received the Sterling Olmsted Award for "innovative contributions to liberal education within engineering education" by the Liberal Education Division of the American Society for Engineering Education and in 2004 she received the Jon Barwise Prize from the American Philosophical Association for contributions to computing and philosophy. Johnson is a co-editor of the journal, Ethics and Information Technology.
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