About the Team
The Ethics at Work team of instructors is hard at work creating exciting new classes about ethics, work, and technology.
E@W Course: The Working Life
Paul Blaschko is an assistant teaching professor in the department of philosophy. He mainly teaches courses on the ethical and normative dimensions of everyday life from a virtue ethics perspective, including The Working Life, about the philosophy of work, and God and the Good Life, a first philosophy course. With Prof. Meghan Sullivan, he is the co-author of a book based on this course, forthcoming from Penguin Press in January of 2022, called “The Good Life Method.” His research interests are in virtue ethics, epistemology, and theories of human action.
E@W Course: Technology, Self and Society
Megan Levis’ interest in tech ethics grew out of her recently completed Ph.D. work in bioengineering. She is asking questions about how biotechnology shapes our shared understanding of what it means to be human. Megan is also working on research questions relating to the ethics of engineered living systems (think organs-on-chips, organoids, bio-robots, etc.). She is a postdoctoral fellow with Notre Dame’s Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
E@W Course: Computer Science Ethical and Professional Issues
Walter Scheirer is the Dennis O. Doughty Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. His research is currently concentrated in several socially relevant areas, including artificial intelligence, media forensics, and information security. As an interdisciplinary scholar, his work is not exclusively technical, and takes a serious and critical look at the human element of various technologies within these spaces. He has published over one hundred technical articles and two scholarly books, and periodically writes for a public audience in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. As a teacher, he emphasizes thought beyond the classroom, bringing students and technologists together in dialogue.