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Michael Gorman

University of Virginia

Michael Gorman is a Professor in the Department of Engineering & Society at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses on invention, ethics, psychology of science and communication. He served two years as a Program Director in the NSF’’s Science, Technology & Society program. His research interests include cognitive and social psychology of science, described in Simulating Science (Indiana University Press, 1992), Transforming Nature (Kluwer Academic Press, 1998), Scientific and Technological Thinking (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005), and ethics case studies described in Ethical and Environmental Challenges to Engineering (Prentice-Hall, 2000). His current research is in the kind of interdisciplinary trading zones that will be needed for scientists, engineers and other stakeholders to collaborate on the development of new technologies  (see Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise: Creating New Kinds of Collaboration, MIT Press, 2010).