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Jameson Wetmore

Jameson Wetmore

Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures

Jameson.Wetmore@asu.edu

480-727-0750

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures
  • Co-Director, Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society

Biography

Jameson Wetmore is an associate professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and co-director of the Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society at Arizona State University. His work combines the fields of science and technology studies, ethics, and public policy in order to better understand both the interconnected relationships between technology and society and the forces that change those relationships over time. His research spans a broad array of topics and time periods, but most of it comes back to a recurring question: How do people design and create technological systems and, in turn, how do these technological systems help to define, reinforce and propagate specific values?

For instance, Professor Wetmore has studied how the Old Order Amish regulate the technologies they use in order to strengthen their communities. He has examined the complex systems in place in New Orleans to prevent disasters like Katrina. And he has explored how religious thinkers seek to influence the future of nanoscale research and policy. He is currently leading an NSF funded research project to study the developing community of computer scientists trained and working in East Africa. Much of this work is summed up in his co-edited book: "Technology and Society: Building our Sociotechnical Future" (MIT Press).

As co-director of the Center for Engagement & Training in Science and Society, Professor Wetmore works to develop ways for scientists, policymakers and others to think about the future of technology and society. As part of this center he is actively involved in training programs for graduate student scientists and engineers and works extensively with science museums and centers across the United States to find ways to integrate discussions about the social aspects of science and technology into their programming.

He is also the associate director for societal and ethical implications of the National Science Foundation's National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure Coordinating Office where he works to integrate the social studies of nanotechnology into the technical development of the field.

Education

  • PhD, Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, 2003
  • MA, Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University, 2000
  • BA, Program of Liberal Studies (conc. in Science, Technology, and Values), University of Notre Dame, 1996

Expertise

Journal Articles

2017

Bernstein, M. J., K. Reifschneider, I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2017. Science outside the lab: Helping graduate students in science and engineering understand the complexities of science policy. Science and Engineering Ethics 23(3):861-882. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-016-9818-6. (link )

Harsh, M., M. J. Bernstein, J. Wetmore, S. Cozzens, T. Woodson and R. Castillo. 2017. Preparing engineers for the challenges of community engagement. European Journal of Engineering Education 42(6):1154-1173. DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2016.1270902. (link )

2015

Esbester, M. and J. M. Wetmore. 2015. Introduction: Global perspectives on road safety history. Technology and Culture 56(2):307-319. DOI: 10.1353/tech.2015.0059. (link )

Mattick, C., J. M. Wetmore and B. R. Allenby. 2015. An anticipatory social assessment of factory-grown meat. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine 34(1):56-64. DOI: 10.1109/MTS.2015.2395967. (link )

Wetmore, J. M. 2015. Delegating to the automobile: Experimenting with automotive restraints in the 1970s. Technology and Culture 56(2):440-463. DOI: 10.1353/tech.2015.0057. (link )

Wetmore, J. M. 2015. Delegating to the automobile: Experimenting with automotive restraints in the 1970s. Technology and Culture 56(2):440-463. DOI: 10.1353/tech.2015.0057. (link )

2014

Canary, H., J. L. Taylor, J. R. Herkert, K. D. Ellison, J. M. Wetmore and C. A. Tarin. 2014. Engaging students in integrated ethics education: A communication in the disciplines study of pedagogy and students' roles in society. Communication Education 63(2):83-104. DOI: 10.1080/03634523.2014.888457. (link )

2013

Ostman, R., B. Herring, A. Jackson, I. Bennett and J. Wetmore. 2013. Making meaning through conversations about science and society. Exhibitionist (Spring):42-47. (link )

2012

Foley, R. W., I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2012. Practitioners' views on responsibility: Applying nanoethics. NanoEthics 6:231-241. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-012-0154-2. (link )

Foley, R. W., I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2012. Practitioners' views on responsibility: Applying nanoethics. Nanoethics 6:231-241. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-012-0154-2. (link )

2009

McGregor, J. and J. Wetmore. 2009. Researching and teaching the ethics and social implications of emerging technologies in the laboratory. NanoEthics 3:17-30. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-009-0055-1. (link )

Wetmore, J. M. and J. D. Posner. 2009. Should corporations contribute to nano-regulation?. Nanotoday 4(3):217-219. DOI: 10.1016/j.nantod.2009.03.002. (link )

2008

Wetmore, J. M. 2008. Engineering with uncertainty: Monitoring air bag performance. Science and Engineering Ethics 14:201-208. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-008-9060-y. (link )

2007

Wetmore, J. M. 2007. Amish technology: Reinforcing values, building community. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine 26(2):10-21. DOI: 10.1109/MTAS.2007.371278. (link )

Wetmore, J. M. 2007. Distributing risks and responsibilities: Flood hazard mitigation in New Orleans. Social Studies of Science 37(1):119-126. (link )

2004

Wetmore, J. M. 2004. Redefining risks and redistributing responsibilities: Building networks to increase automobile safety. Science, Technology & Human Values 29(3):377-405. DOI: 10.1177/0162243904264486. (link )

Books

2011

Cozzens, S. E. and J. Wetmore eds. 2011. Nanotechnology and the Challenges of Equity, Equality and Development. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-90-481-9614-2.

2009

Johnson, D. G. and J. M. Wetmore eds. 2009. Technology and Society: Building our Sociotechnical Future. MIT Press. Cambridge, MA and London, UK. ISBN: 978-0262600736.

2008

Fisher, E., C. Selin and J. M. Wetmore eds. 2008. The Yearbook of NanoTechnology in Society: Volume I: Preventing Futures. Springer Science + Business Media B.V. . ISBN: 978-1402084157.

Book Chapters

2013

Milford, R. and J. M. Wetmore. 2013. A new model for public engagement: The dialogue on nanotechnology and religion. Pp. 97-111 In: Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett eds., Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Vol 3. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-94-007-1786-2.

Wetmore, J. M. 2013. Distributing risks and responsibilities: Flood hazard mitigation in New Orleans. Pp. 61-70 In: Neeley, K. ed., Technology and Democracy: A Sociotechnical Systems Approach. Cognella. ISBN: 978-1609270667.

2011

Sharan, R., Y. N. Mohapatra and J. M. Wetmore. 2011. Technical education and Indian society: The role of values. Pp. 393-406 In: Cozzens, S. E. and J. Wetmore eds., Nanotechnology and the Challenges of Equity, Equality and Development. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-90-481-9614-2.

2009

Wetmore, J. M. 2009. Amish technology: Reinforcing values and building community. In: Johnson, D. G. and J. M. Wetmore eds., Technology and Society: Building our Sociotechnical Future. MIT Press. Cambridge, MA and Lodon, UK. ISBN: 978-0262600736.

Wetmore, J. M. 2009. Implementing restraint: Automobile safety and the US debate over technological and social fixes. Pp. 111-127 In: Conley, J. and A. Tigar McLaren eds., Car Troubles: Critical Studies of Automobilty and Auto-mobility. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-0754677727.

2008

Johnson, D. G. and J. M. Wetmore. 2008. STS and ethics: Implications for engineering ethics. Pp. 567-582 In: Hackett, E. J., O. Amsterdamska, M. Lynch and J. Wajcman eds., The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Third Edition. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA. ISBN: 978-0262083645.

Presentations

2014

Harsh, M., S. Cozzens, J. M. Wetmore, M. J. Bernstein, R. Castillo, T. Woodson, D. Soumonni and R. Cortes-Lobos. 2014. Postgraduate training as a space to shape the interface between emerging technologies and development: A short course approach. Presentation at the The Closing Conference of the Nanotechnology for Development Conference, 15-17 December 2014, Maastricht, University, Brussels, Belgium.

2009

Benn, T., J. M. Wetmore and I. Bennett. 2009. Nanosilver from socks into wastewater. Experiment Demonstration September 8, at the Nanoethics Graduate Education Symposium and the 1st Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET). U of S Carolina/ U Washington, Seattle, WA.

Benn, T., J. M. Wetmore and I. Bennett. 2009. Nanosilver from socks into wastewater. Experiment Demonstration September 7, at the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA.

Conference Papers

2012

Canary, H., J. R. Herkert, K. D. Ellison and J. M. Wetmore. 2012. Microethics and macroethics in graduate education for scientists and engineers: Developing and assessing instructional models. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education.

2009

Herkert, J. R., J. M. Wetmore, H. Canary and K. Ellison. 2009. Integrating microethics and macroethics in graduate science and engineering education: Developing instructional models. Conference Proceedings of ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Austin, TX.