Academic Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Ph.D. (2016) — Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology — Arizona State University
Thesis Supervisory Committee: David Guston (chair), Ed Finn, and Thaddeus Miller.
Dissertation: Selling Smartness: Visions and Politics of the Smart City
– Political Economy of (Urban) Sociotechnical Systems
– Methods and Approaches for Studying Sociotechnical Futures
M.A. (2013) — Applied Ethics and the Professions — Arizona State University
B.S. (2012) — Philosophy — Rochester Institute of Technology
Fall 2016 to Fall 2017:
Visiting Lecturer in Ethics of Technology — Delft University of Technology — Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management — Department of Values, Technology and Innovation — Section of Ethics/Philosophy of Technology.
Academic Associate — Arizona State University — Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
(Taught the online course SCN 401: Sustainability Science, Technology, and Society)
Fall 2016 to Present:
Member — 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology — University of Twente
Graduate Research Experience
Fall 2013 to Spring 2015:
Graduate Research Assistant for the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project | 1818 – 2018.
Fall 2012 to Spring 2013:
Research Assistant in the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS-ASU) for a project on the anticipatory governance of complex engineered nanomaterials.
Fall 2012 to Fall 2013:
Part of the team that designed, implemented, and analyzed a public engagement with science and technology project within CNS-ASU called Futurescape City Tours.
Winter 2010 to Spring 2012:
Undergraduate Research Assistant on National Science Foundation project #1037236, “An Experiential Pedagogy for Sustainability Ethics.”
Courses involved in as faculty:
1) Sustainability Science, Technology, and Society (ASU, undergrad, [online only])
2) Technology, Innovation, and Ethics for Companies (Delft, undergrad)
3) Philosophy of Engineering, Science and Design (Delft, undergrad)
4) Information Technology and Values (Delft, undergrad)
5) Philosophy, Technology Assessment, and Ethics for Civil Engineering (Delft, undergrad)
6) Ethics and Engineering (Delft, graduate)
7) Responsible Innovation (Delft, graduate)
8) Critical Reflections on Technology (Delft, graduate)
9) Ethics and Aerospace Engineering (Delft, graduate)
10) Climate Change: Science & Ethics (Delft, graduate)
11) Philosophy and Ethics in Nanobiology (Delft, graduate)
Courses involved in as a teaching assistant:
1) Sustainability Ethics (RIT, undergrad)
2) Earth Systems Engineering and Management (ASU, undergrad)
3) Technology and Society (ASU, undergrad)
4) Human and Social Dimensions of Climate Change (ASU, graduate)
Courses designed and developed:
1) Professional Ethics for Engineers (Delft, MOOC on EdX platform)
2) Design for Values (Delft, MOOC on EdX platform)
3) Responsibility in Complex Engineering Projects (Delft, MOOC on EdX platform)
Paid Intern at Slate Magazine, with the Future Tense section—a partnership with Slate, New America Foundation, and Arizona State University—where I wrote news reports and opinionated commentary about emerging technologies (specifically, the social, cultural, political, and ethical implications).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Selin C, Rawlings KC, de Ridder-Vignone K, Sadowski J, Allende CA, Gano G, Davies S, and Guston DH. (Forthcoming). “Experiments in Engagement: Designing Public Engagement with Science and Technology for Capacity Building.” Public Understanding of Science. DOI: 10.1177/0963662515620970
Halpern MK, Sadowski J, Eschrich J, Finn E, and Guston DH. (2016). “Stitching Together Creativity and Responsibility: Interpreting Frankenstein Across Disciplines.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. 36 (1): 49-57. [Part of special issue: “Science and Science Fiction”]
Sadowski J and Guston DH. (2016). “'You Caught Me Off Guard': Probing the Futures of Complex Engineered Nanomaterials.” Journal of Nanoparticle Research 18 (7): 208. [Part of special issue: “Anticipatory Governance of Complex Engineered Nanomaterials”]
Sadowski J and Pasquale F. (2015). “The Spectrum of Control: A Social Theory of the Smart City.” First Monday 20 (7): n.p. (online).
** Translated into German for the Analysen series published by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.
Sadowski J and Guston DH. (2015). "Technology Assessment in the USA: Distributed Institutional Governance." Technology Assessment – Theory and Practice 24 (1): 53-59. [Invited article for special issue: “TA as an Institutionalized Practice – Recent National Developments and Challenges”]
Sadowski J. (2015). "Office of Technology Assessment: History, Implementation, and Participatory Critique." Technology in Society 42: 9-20.
Sadowski J. (2014). "Leaning on the Ethical Crutch: A Critique of Codes of Ethics." IEEE Technology and Society Magazine 33 (4): 44-47, 72. [Featured article]
Wender BA, Foley RW, Prado-Lopez V, Ravikumar D, Eisenberg DA, Hottle TA, Sadowski J, Flanagan WP, Fisher A, Laurin L, Bates ME, Linkov I, Seager TP, Fraser MP, & Guston DH. (2014). "Illustrating Anticipatory Life Cycle Assessment for Emerging Photovoltaic Technologies." Environmental Science & Technology 48 (18): 10531-10538. [Featured cover article]
Sadowski J and Selinger E. (2014). "Creating a Taxonomic Tool for Technocracy and Applying it to Silicon Valley." Technology in Society 38: 161-168.
Sadowski J. (2014). "Exoskeletons in a Disabilities Context: The Need for Social and Ethical Research." Journal of Responsible Innovation. 1 (2): 214-219.
Wender BA, Foley RW, Sadowski J, Hottle TA, Prodo-Lopez V, Eisneberg DE, and Seager TP. (2014). "Anticipatory Life Cycle Assessment for Responsible Research and Innovation." Journal of Responsible Innovation 1 (2): 200-207.
Sadowski J, Spierre SG, Selinger E, Seager TP, Adams EA, and Berardy A. (2015). "Intergroup Cooperation in Common Pool Resource Dilemmas." Science and Engineering Ethics 21 (5): 1197-1215
Sadowski J, Seager TP, Selinger E, Spierre SG, and Whyte KP. (2013). "An Experiential, Game-Theoretic Pedagogy for Sustainability Ethics." Science and Engineering Ethics 19 (3): 1323-1339.
Whyte KP, Selinger E, Caplan A, and Sadowski J. (2012). "Nudge, Nudge or Shove, Shove – What to do to Increase the Supply of Donated Organs." American Journal of Bioethics 12 (2): 32-39. [Four commentaries on this article were published in the same issue]
** Reprinted in Replacement Parts: The Ethics of Organ Procurement and Transplantation in Human. (2015). Eds., Caplan AL, McCartney JJ, and Reid D. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press.
Book Chapters and Non-Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Selin C. and Sadowski J. (2015). "Against Blank Slate Futuring: Noticing Obduracy in the City through Experiential Methods of Public Engagement." In J. Chilvers and M. Kearnes (Eds.), Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics (pp. 218-237). New York: Routledge. [Individually Reviewed Chapter].
Selinger E, Sadowski J, and Seager TP. (2015). "Gamification and Morality." In S.P. Waltz and S. Deterding (eds.), The Gameful World: Approaches, Issues, Applications, p. 371-392. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [Individually Reviewed Chapter].
Conference Presentations and Proceedings
Sadowski J. (2016). "Manufacturing Experts: Politics and Expertise in the Smart City." Studies of Expertise and Experience Workshop. Cardiff, Wales, May 25-29.
Sadowski J. (2016). “Access Denied: Data, Scoring, and Mobility Restrictions in the Smart City.” American Association of Geographers. San Francisco, California, September 28 - April 2.
Sadowski J. (2015). “Selling Smartness: How Technology Corporations Shape ‘Smart City’ Policy.” Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy and Ethics. Scottsdale, Arizona, May 26-28.
Sadowski J. (2015). “The Expertise of (Public) Tech Criticism.” Studies of Expertise and Experience Workshop. Cardiff, Wales, May 8-10.
Sadowski J. (2014). "(Urban) Politics and Obduracy: Persistent Power and Resistant Technologies." Society for Social Studies of Science. Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 19-23.
Sadowski J. (2014). "The Essence of Technocracy. And, What Role for Cardiff?" Studies of Expertise and Experience Workshop. Waterloo, Ontario, June 9-12.
Sadowski J. (2013). "Intervention Points in Innovation Systems." The Dupont Summit. Washington DC, December 6.
Sadowski J and Selin C. (2013). "Obduracy and Malleability in the City: Public Engagement with Nanotechnology." Society for Social Studies of Science. San Diego, CA, October 9-12.
Spierre SG, Martin EA, Sadowski J, Berardy A, McClintock S, Augustin S, Hohman N, & Banna J. (2012). "An Experiential Pedagogy for Sustainability Ethics." American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX, June 10-13.
Sadowski J, Selinger E, Seager TP, & Spierre SG. (2012). "Tribalism and Collective Action." IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology. Boston, MA, May 16-18.
Selinger E, Seager, TP, Spierre SG, & Sadowski J. (2011). "Cap and Trade Ethics: The Normative Significance of Asymmetric Technological Development." Society for Philosophy and Technology. Denton, TX, May 26-29
Seager TP, Selinger E, Spierre SG, & Sadowski J. (2011). "Using Non-Cooperative Games to Simulate Ethical Tensions in Climate Policy Negotiations." Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology. Chicago, IL, May 16-18.
Seager TP, Selinger E, Spierre SG, & Sadowski J. (2011). "Understanding Technology as a Medium for Moderating Ethical Experimentation in Games." TEDxASU West. Glendale, AZ, April 30.
Invited: Presentations, Lectures, and Workshop Participation
“Against Austerity and Accumulation: A ‘Digital Deal’ for Smart City Governance,” at the workshop on Creating Smart Cities, at Maynooth University, Ireland. [Sponsored by the European Research Council and the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis].
“Expert Interviews About Complex Engineered Nanomaterials,” at the workshop on Next Generation Nano Governacnce, at American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C. [Sponsored by National Science Foundation and American Chemical Society].
“Sensing Cities, Detecting Politics: Smart Cities and the Techno-Politics of Urban Life,” at the workshop on Sensor Technologies and the Human Experience, at Institute for Advanced Study, Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany.
“From Mega-Machines to Mega-Algorithms: Digitization, Datification, and Dividualization," at the conference Digital Labor: Sweatshops, Picket Lines, Barricades, at New School for Social Research in Manhattan, NY.
Gave a guest lecture, “Borders, Movement, and Techno-Societies of Control,” in a class called Intro to Global Politics, taught by Eyal Bar at Arizona State University [~50 students].
Participated in the 7th Annual Meeting of Studies of Expertise and Experience, organized by Drs. Harry Collins, Rob Evans, and Martin Weinel, in Waterloo, Ontario.
Moderated the panel “Ethics in Practice” for the Legal and Ethical Issues in Societal Verification Workshop—an invite-only, closed-door, off-the-record event sponsored by the Sandia National Laboratories, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and the UC Berkeley Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Key Verification Assets Fund (V Fund).
Interacted with students and answered questions as a “guest tweeter,” after they read a handful of my media articles, in a class called Structure of Information taught by Dr. Mary Chayko at Rutgers University.
Participated on a panel of discussants for a talk by synthetic biologist Dr. Rob Carlson on the topic of “Food, Energy, and the Future” at Arizona State University.
Interacting with students and answering questions as a “guest tweeter” in a class called Leadership in Digital Contexts taught by Dr. Mary Chayko at Rutgers University.
Participated in the 6th Annual Meeting of Studies of Expertise and Experience, organized by Drs. Harry Collins, Rob Evans, and Martin Weinel at Cardiff University, Wales.
Delivered a sustainability ethics game to an environmental ethics philosophy seminar taught by Dr. David Schmidtz at University of Arizona [~30 Students].
Gave two guest lectures and facilitated a sustainability ethics games to a class called Self, Society, and Technology taught by Dr. Kyle Whyte at Michigan State University [~300 students].
Gave two guest lectures and facilitated two sustainability ethics games to an environmental engineering class taught by Dr. Jackie Issacs at Northeastern University [~40 students].
“Using Experiential Games for Multi-University Sustainability Ethics Education." International Workshop on Engerineering Ethics for a Globalized World. Doha, Qatar.
Conference and Workshop Organization
Co-directed a multi-day, National Science Foundation-funded workshop called, “Multi-disciplinary Workshop on Scientific Creativity and Societal Responsibility,” at Arizona State University.
Conducted a three-hour workshop titled, “Using Non-Cooperative Experiential Games to Teach Sustainability Ethics.” The workshop was part of the Advancing Public Philosophy Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Co-directed a National Science Foundation-funded workshop on sustainability ethics education. The workshop was also affiliated with the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology in Boston, MA.
Co-directed a multi-day, National Science Foundation-funded workshop on sustainability ethics education in Troy, NY.
Co-directed 2nd Annual Rochester Institute of Technology Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.
Co-directed 1st Annual Rochester Institute of Technology Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.
Broadcast Media Appearances
“Leading Britain’s Conversation,” UK national radio show.
“Have Your Say” on BBC World Radio, simulcasted on NPR.
“The Arlene Bynon Show” on Canada Talks SiriusXM Radio.
“Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia” on WBEZ, Chicago’s local NPR station.
Text Media Interviews and Quotes
San Francisco Gate [website of the San Francisco Chronicle].
Project Hieroglyph (“Interview: Jathan Sadowski on the Future of Cities”).
Referee for Peer-Reviewed Journals
— Human Ecology
— Science and Engineering Ethics
— Journal of Responsible Innovation
— First Monday
— Science as Culture
— Journal of Social Philosophy