BioB.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), and an MA in Literature from Northern Arizona University (2005). After receiving his MA, William taught at Universidad del Istmo (UNISTMO) in Oaxaca and Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico City for three years and began investigating the social impacts of emerging technologies on various communities. William returned to the US and earned an MS in Science and Technology Studies (2011), and a PhD in Science and Technology Studies (2016), both from Virginia Tech. His graduate work in STS focused on philosophy of technology, and in his teaching and current research he investigates topics in the ethical and social implications of technology, including those related to artificial intelligence, automation, bioethics, machine ethics, post and trans-humanism, as well as social epistemology.