Executive Director

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Michael Quinn, Dean, College of Science and Engineering

Dr. Michael Quinn is a leader in the field of computer ethics. His textbook, Ethics for the Information Age, explores moral problems related to modern uses of information technology, such as privacy, intellectual property rights, computer security, and software reliability. The book, now in its eighth edition, has been adopted by more than 125 colleges and universities in the United States and many more internationally.

Managing Director

Nathan Colaner

Nathan Colaner, PhD, MBA, Department of Management

Dr. Nathan Colaner is a senior instructor in the Department of Management and the Director of the Bridge MBA program. Colaner’s PhD is in philosophy, with a focus on ethics and epistemology in general. But his subsequent MBA & Business Analytics degree led him to focus specifically on data ethics and the ethics of machine learning & artificial intelligence. His recent research is on the ethical, technical, and epistemological aspects of machine learning, specifically regarding the creation of explainable artificial intelligence. He teaches "Law and Ethics in Business Analytics" in the graduate and undergraduate programs in business analytics. These classes deal with the ethical and legal implications of data use and responsible business uses of artificial intelligence. As a consultant, he works directly with private and governmental organizations to implement ethical data and machine learning solutions."

Oversight Committee

  • Maria Carl, Chair, Department of Philosophy
  • Margaret Chon, Professor, School of Law
  • Richard Fehrenbacher, Director, Center for Digital Learning and Innovation
  • Richard LeBlanc, Professor, Department of Computer Science
  • Jeffery Smith, Director, Center for Business Ethics
  • Steven Tapia, Professor of Practice, School of Law
  • Christopher Van Liew, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services
  • Laura Vasilopoulos, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations