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Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Professor of Philosophy
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions

Phone: 

312.567.3017

Fax: 

312.567.3016

Email: 

Office: 

SH 205

Education 

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Philosophy (1972)

Research Interests 

Integration of ethics into technical courses
Promotion of globally responsive research
Social Contract (especially Locke and Hobbes)
Engineering Ethics
Punishment Theory

About 

Michael Davis is Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions and Professor of Philosophy, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Before coming to IIT in 1986, he taught at Case Western Reserve, Illinois State, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Awards & Honors 

From1985-86, has held a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. 
Since 1991, eight grants from the National Science Foundation, including three to integrate ethics into technical courses.
2013-2015, a sub-grant from European Commission 7th Framework Programme (Promoting Global Responsible Research & Social and Scientific Innovation).

Selected Publications 

Books

 
To Make the Punishment Fit the Crime (Westview, 1992)
Justice in the Shadow of Death (Rowman & Littlefield, 1996)
Thinking Like an Engineer (Oxford, 1998)
Ethics and the University (Routledge, 1999)
Profession, Code, and Ethics (Ashgate, 2002); 
Actual Social Contract and Political Obligation (Mellen, 2002)
 

Co-edited:

 
Ethics and the Legal Professions (Prometheus, 1986)
AIDS: Crisis in Professional Ethics (Temple, 1994)
Conflict of Interest in the Professions (Oxford, 2001)
 

Edited:

 
Engineering Ethics (Ashgate, 2005)