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Joseph Herkert

Unpaid Emeritus

Interdisciplinary Studies

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Joe Herkert has been teaching engineering ethics and STS for thirty-five years. He is editor of two books and has published in engineering, law, social science, and applied ethics journals and edited volumes. Herkert previously served as Editor of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine and an Associate Editor of Engineering Studies. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Life Senior Member of IEEE. Recent work includes ethics of autonomous vehicles, lessons learned from the Boeing 737 MAX crashes, and responsible innovation in biotechnology. At NC State, he teaches in online format STS 304 – Ethical Dimensions of Progress.


D.Sc. Engineering and Policy Washington University in St. Louis 1987

MFA Creative Writing Bowling Green University 1973

B.S. Electrical Engineering Southern Methodist University 1970

Area(s) of Expertise

Engineering Ethics, Ethics and Emerging Technologies