Ph.D. ​University of New Hampshire, 1981BA Occidental College, 1974

Michael E. Gorman earned a Ph.D. (1981) in Social Psychology at the University of New Hampshire. He served as an STS Program Director at NSF for two years. His research interests include social psychology of science, (Simulating Science, Indiana University Press, 1992); NSF supported work on cognition in the invention of the telephone and engineering ethics (Gorman, Mehalik & Werhane, Ethical and Environmental Challenges to Engineering, Prentice-Hall, 2000). His current research includes:


The kind of interdisciplinary trading zones that will be needed for scientists, engineers and other stakeholders to collaborate on the development of new technologies (Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise: Creating New Kinds of Collaboration, MIT Press, 2010).

Research Interests

  • Human Machine Interface
  • Science, Technology and Society

Courses Taught

  • Great Inventions Spring, 2018
  • STS 2500 - Science and Technology in Social and Global Context Fall 2020
  • STS 3020 - Science and Technology Policy for Interns Spring 2020
  • STS 4500 - STS and Engineering Practice Fall 2018, Fall 2019
  • STS 4600 - The Engineer, Ethics, and Professional Responsibilty Spring 2019, Spring 2020
  • STS 5500 - Topics in Technology and Society Fall 2018

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