Bio

B.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000M.A. Northern Arizona University, 2005M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2011Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2016

William Davis received a BA in English from Virginia Tech (2000), an MA in Literature from Northern Arizona University (2005) before moving to Mexico to teach for three years. Upon returning to the US, William pursed pursued an MS in Science and Technology Studies (2011), and a PhD in Science and Technology Studies (2016), both from Virginia Tech. William’s graduate work in STS focused on philosophy of technology, and in his teaching and current research he investigates topics related artificial intelligence, automation, bioethics, machine ethics, post and trans-humanism, as well as social epistemology.  

Awards

  • Service Award, California Northstate University College of Health Sciences 2019-2020

Selected Publications

  • “Growing a WAC Program alongside a New College.” Proceedings for the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference 2020/2021. Baxmeyer, Liz, Rikki Corniola, William Davis, Gloria Poveda and Christopher Wostenberg
  • “A Gathering Crowd: Collective Intelligence and Medicine.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 8 (11): 1-7. https://wp.me/p1Bfg0-4D7. William Davis
  • “Crisis. Reform. Repeat.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 7(10): 37-44 William Davis
  • “Speculative Ethics and Public Accountability of Emerging Technologies.” In F. Scalabrino (Ed.), Social Epistemology and Technology: Toward Public Self-Awareness Regarding Technological Mediation (pp. 91-100). Rowan and Littlefield International William Davis

Courses Taught

  • STS 2500 Science and Technology in Social and Global Context Spring 2023