Jason Borenstein Elected to Board of Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Posted May 4, 2021
Jason Borenstein, academic professional in the School of Public Policy, was recently elected to the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Board of Directors.
APPE’s mission is to “support and train the next generation of ethics faculty and professionals, work to improve ethical conduct in our communities and workplaces, and advance public dialogue in ethics and values,” according to its website.
Borenstein’s broad range of ethics research focuses on engineering, robot and artificial intelligence, responsible conduct of research, and bioethics. He is a co-principal investigator on a recent project funded by the National Science Foundation, “Institutional Transformation: The Role of Service Learning and Community Engagement on the Ethical Development of STEM Students and Campus Culture.” The project seeks to determine if curricular community engagement impacts the moral and ethical maturation of students.
Among other work, Borenstein is also collaborating with Associate Professor Justin Biddle on a project to help engineering professors in Iraq build an ethics curriculum for their programs.
“I have been a member of APPE for many years now. APPE brings together scholars and practitioners from a broad range of fields. It has created a vitally important, collegial, and informative network for those interested in applied ethics. I am greatly honored to have been selected to serve on its Board of Directors,” said Borenstein, who is also director of graduate research ethics programs in the School of Public Policy and associate director of the Center for Ethics and Technology.
Borenstein was also recently appointed as the Research Integrity Scholars and Educators (RISE) Chair of APPE. He will serve in that capacity from 2021 to 2023 as a liaison between the APPE and federal agencies in need of assistance with research ethics or responsible conduct of research requests.
Borenstein’s board term runs through 2025.
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