Jason Borenstein

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  • School of Public Policy
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Jason Borenstein, Ph.D., is the Director of Graduate Research Ethics Programs.  His appointment is divided between the School of Public Policy and the Office of Graduate Studies. He has directed Georgia Tech's Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program since 2006.  He is part of the leadership team for Georgia Tech's Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center (ETHICx).  He is also affiliated faculty at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) and the GVU Center.

Dr. Borenstein is a member of Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) Board of Directors, Chair of the APPE Research Integrity Scholars and Educators (RISE) Consortium, and a member of the IEEE SSIT Technical Committee on Ethics/Human Values.  He is an International Editorial Advisory Board member of the Springer journal Science and Engineering Ethics, a Founding Editorial Board member of the Springer journal AI and Ethics, co-editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s Ethics and Information Technology section, and an editorial board member of the journal Accountability in Research.  He was previously Editor for Research Ethics for the National Academy of Engineering's Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, and was the Founder and formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law.

Dr. Borenstein’s teaching and research interests include robot & artificial intelligence ethics, engineering ethics, research ethics/RCR, and bioethics. He co-leads the ethics and trust research efforts for the NSF AI Institute for Collaborative Assistance and Responsive Interaction for Networked Groups (AI-CARING).  He is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) on a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) entitled "Institutional Transformation: The Role of Service Learning and Community Engagement on the Ethical Development of STEM Students and Campus Culture". He is also a Co-PI on the NSF-funded project “Do the Right Thing: Competing Ethical Frameworks Mediated by Moral Emotions in Human-robot Interaction".  In addition, he is a Co-PI on the Mozilla Responsible Computer Science Challenge funded project “Cultivating an Ethics-Inclusive Mindset Through Role Play in Undergraduate Computer Science Courses”. He was a Co-PI on the NSF-funded “Fairness, Ethics, Accountability, and Transparency (FEAT) in Computer and Information Science and Engineering Workshop” that took place August 29 and 30, 2019 on Georgia Tech's campus.

His work has appeared in numerous professional journals including AI & Society, Communications of the ACM, Science and Engineering Ethics, Ethics and Information Technology, IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society, IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, Accountability in Research, and the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.

  • M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Miami
  • B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Philosophy, Emory University
Awards and
  • Faculty of the Year, School of Public Policy, 2020


Research Fields:
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Health
  • Inequality and Social Justice
  • Assessment
  • Bioethics, Bioscience, Biotechnology
  • Campus-Community Engagement
  • Community engagement
  • Education
  • Emerging Technologies - Innovation
  • Ethical Practices in Contemporary Contexts
  • Human/Machine Interaction
  • Philosophy
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Science and Technology


  • PHIL-3105: Ethical Theories
  • PHIL-3109: Engineering Ethics
  • PHIL-4811: Special Topics
  • PHIL-6000: Responsible Conduct-Res
  • PHIL-6010: Biotech Research Ethics
  • PHIL-6710: Ethics Biotech Research
  • PST-3105: Ethical Theories
  • PST-3109: Ethics&Tech Profession
  • PST-3127: Sci,Tech & Human Values
  • PST-8000: Responsible Condut-Res
  • PUBP-8801: Special Topics
  • PUBP-8811: Special Topics

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