Assistant Professor, ISAT

yorker@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • Ph.D. in Communication (Science Studies), University of California-San Diego
  • M.S. in Computer Science, University of Chicago
  • B.A. with Honors, English Language & Literature, University of Chicago
Experience
  • 10 years industry experience in software development, database programming, and project management
  • 2014 Visiting Fellow, Innovation Society Today, Technical University Berlin
  • 2013 Visiting Scholar, Science and Justice Research Center, University of California-Santa Cruz
Scholarly Interests/Research Topics
  • Science and engineering pedagogy for critically engaged practitioners
  • Societal dimensions of emerging technologies
  • Ethics, responsibility, and social justice in practices of knowledge production & commodification
  • The political economy of high-tech innovation
  • The political economy of higher education
  • Anticipatory governance
  • Multi-modal communication and comics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Big data
  • Popular science & science communication
  • Science Fiction, Design Fiction
Courses Taught
  • Technology and Society
  • Political Economy of Technology and Science
  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Biotechnology
Publications
Selected Presentations
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves as a Feminist STS Intervention” 2017 International Communication Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, California.
  • “Using Scenario Analysis in the Domain of Driverless Cars to Engage STEM Students in Ethical Reasoning” SIGCSE 2017 Computing & Society Workshop                                                                                                            
  • “A Future History of Nanoengineering” 2017 NNCI Winter School on Responsible Innovation. Mesa, Arizona.
Professional Associations
  • Madison Caucus for Gender Equality
  • Society for the Social Studies of Science
  • Society for the Studies of New and Emerging Technologies 

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