research in computational complexity theory, professional ethics, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He has served as executive editor of College Teaching since 2006, and as editor of the Journal of Engineering Education since 2012. He was selected as a Carnegie Scholar and elected fellow of the IEEE. He was associate dean of the Graduate College at Illinois from 1996 to 2000. He directed the theory of computing program at the National Science Foundation from 1990–1991.

Robert M. Nerem is the Parker H. Petit Distinguished Chair for Engineering in Medicine, Institute Professor, and Founding Director of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) at Georgia Tech. From 1995 to 2009 he served as director of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), a research institute whose mission is to integrate engineering, information technology, and the life sciences in the conduct of biomedical research. He served on a part-time basis from 2003 to 2006 as the senior advisor for bioengineering in the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) newest institute, the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. In recognition of his work, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1988 and to the Institute of Medicine in 1992. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past president of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering and the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine. He was the founding president of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, served on the Science Board of the Food and Drug Administration from 2000 to 2003, and received the NAE Founders Award in 2008.

Participant Bios

Heather E. Canary is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah. Her work appears in several books, including The International Encyclopedia of Communication and Communication and Organizational Knowledge: Contemporary Issues for Theory and Practice. She has published articles in The American Journal of Public Health, Communication Theory, Health Communication, The Journal of Applied Communication Research, The Journal of Business Ethics, and Management Communication Quarterly, among other scholarly journals. Dr. Canary has been co-principal investigator for two interdisciplinary projects of graduate ethics education funded by the National Science Foundation and she was a Lincoln Ethics Teaching Fellow at Arizona State University. Her teaching infuses ethical considerations in courses ranging from communication theory to organizational communication. Her primary research focus is human communication across lay and professional groups, particularly processes of knowledge construction and decision making in contexts of public policies, health, and disability. She completed her PhD at Arizona State University in 2007.

Michael Davis is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions and professor of philosophy at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Before coming to IIT in 1986, he taught at Case Western Reserve University, Illinois State, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1985–86, he held a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. He has published more than 190 articles (and chapters) and authored seven books: To Make the Punishment Fit the Crime (Westview, 1992); Justice in the Shadow of Death (Rowman &



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