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

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