Jason Borenstein

Principal Acad Professional

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
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DM Smith 214

Jason Borenstein, Ph.D., is the Director of Graduate Research Ethics Programs and Associate Director of the Center for Ethics and Technology.  His appointment is divided between the School of Public Policy and the Office of Graduate Studies.   He is also Affiliated Faculty at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM).

Dr. Borenstein is an associate editor of the journal Science and Engineering 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 is also Editor for Research Ethics for the National Academy of Engineering's Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science.  He was the Founder and formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law. 

Dr. Borenstein’s research interests include bioethics, engineering ethics, robot ethics, and research ethics. He is currently a Co-Principal Investigator 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-Principal Investigator on NSF-funded projects related to: Fairness, Ethics, Accountability and Transparency (FEAT) in computing education and research; robots and bias; and programming ethics into humanoid robots.  His work has appeared in numerous professional journals including AI & Society, Communications of the ACM, Science and Engineering Ethics, the Journal of Academic Ethics, Ethics and Information Technology, IEEE Technology & Society, 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
Research Fields:
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • Assessment
  • Bioethics, Bioscience, Biotechnology
  • Community engagement
  • Emerging Technologies - Innovation
  • Human/Machine Interaction
  • Philosophy
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Science and Technology
  • PHIL-3105: Ethical Theories
  • PHIL-3109: Engineering Ethics
  • 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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