Diane P. Michelfelder is Professor of Philosophy at Macalester College, USA. Her primary areas of research inquiry are the philosophy of technology and the philosophy of engineering. She has been actively involved in the creation and development of fPET: the Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology, and has served as the president of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. Currently, she is co-editor-in-chief of that society’s journal, Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology. Her work has been published in this journal as well as in Science and Engineering Ethics, AI & Society, Philosophy and Technology, Engineering Studies, and Ethics and Information Technology, among others. Along with philosopher Natasha McCarthy and engineer David E. Goldberg, she is editor of Philosophy and Engineering: Reflections on Practice, Principles, and Process (Springer 2013).
Byron Newberry has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama, along with an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics, both from Iowa State University. He is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Baylor University and has been designated a Baylor Fellow for teaching. His teaching areas include engineering design, engineering mechanics, engineering ethics, and sustainable engineering. His current research interests include engineering design, engineering ethics, and the philosophy of engineering and technology. He has worked as an aircraft structural engineering consultant, is an Executive Board member of the National Institute for Engineering Ethics, serves on the Steering Committee for the Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPET), and serves as an Editor of the SpringerPhilosophy of Engineering and Technology book series.
Qin Zhu is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Ethics Across Campus Program and the Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies at Colorado School of Mines, where he is also helping with managing the Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows Program that provides scholarly and grant support for faculty to explore ways to integrate ethics into their applied science and engineering curricula. He has broad teaching and research interests in the ethical, historical-cultural, and policy perspectives of engineering practice and education. His research has drawn on theories, methods, and practices from a wide range of fields including philosophy of technology, engineering ethics, engineering education, and Confucian ethics. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Engineering Studies, History of Education, and Technology in Society.