Michael Quinn, PhD

Michael Quinn

Dean, College of Science and Engineering

PhD, Computer Science, Washington State University

Areas of Expertise

Computer Science, Ethics


Dr. Quinn is a leader in the field of computer ethics. His expertise in this area has inspired a corporate gift establishing a new Institute for Ethics and Technology at Seattle University. Dr. Quinn currently chairs the multi-disciplinary steering committee that is designing this new program, which is expected to launch later this year.

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.