Karin Ellison

Administrative Professional
Academic Professional
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4501

Biography

Karin Ellison's research, teaching and program development activities span the areas of research ethics, ethics education development and the history of American science and technology. As director of the Life Science Ethics Program with the School of Life Sciences, she coordinates opportunities for students, faculty and staff to learn about and reflect on the ethical dimensions of advances in the life sciences and life science research.

Working with colleagues at the National Academy of Engineering and ASU on an National Science Founcation-sponsored project, she is leading enhancement of life and environmental science ethics education materials for the Online Ethics Center. Ellison also fosters graduate education as associate director of the Center for Biology and Society at ASU.

Fax

480-965-8330

Education

Ph.D. Science and Technology Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2000

Publications

  • Benya, Frazier, Rachelle Hollander, Karin Ellison, Kelly Laas, Simil L. Raghavan, and Thomas M. Powers. “Enhancements for the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science,” (2016). Conference Proceedings, Published Collection: Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Canary, Heather, Julie L. Taylor, Joseph R. Herkert, Karin D. Ellison, Jameson Wetmore, and Carlos A. Tarin. "Engaging Students in Integrated Ethics Education: A Communication in the Disciplines Study of Pedagogy and Students’ Roles in Society." Communication Education 63, no. 2 (Apr. 2014): 83-104.
  • Heather Canary, Joseph Herkert, Karin Ellison and Jameson Wetmore, "Microethics and Macroethics in Graduate Education for Scientists and Engineers: Developing and Assessing Instructional Models", (2012). Conference Proceedings, Published Collection: Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education Bibliography:http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/8/papers/3569/view
  • Joseph Herkert, Jameson Wetmore, Heather Canary and Karin Ellison, "Integrating microethics and macroethics in graduate science and engineering education: developing instructional models.", (2009). Conference Proceedings, Published Collection: Annual Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education Bibliography:http://soa.asee.org/paper/conference/paper-view.cfm?id=11085
  • Ellison, Karin. "Explaining Hoover, Grand Coulee, and Shasta Dams: Institutional Stability and Professional Identity in the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation." In Reclamation, Managing Water in the West: The Bureau of Reclamation History Essays from the Centennial Symposium. Vol. 1, 221-248. Denver, CO: US Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 2008.

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 416 Biomedical Research Ethics
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
HPS 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 610 Intro Resp Conduct Research
BIO 611 Topics Resp Conduct Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 416 Biomedical Research Ethics
HPS 495 Undergraduate Research
HPS 620 Research Prospectus Writing
BIO 620 Research Prospectus Writing
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HPS 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 610 Intro Resp Conduct Research
BIO 611 Topics Resp Conduct Research
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 416 Biomedical Research Ethics
HPS 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 620 Research Prospectus Writing
BIO 620 Research Prospectus Writing
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
AEP 595 Continuing Registration
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
HPS 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
AEP 584 Internship
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 611 Topics Resp Conduct Research
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HPS 495 Undergraduate Research
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 610 Intro Resp Conduct Research
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 620 Research Prospectus Writing
BIO 620 Research Prospectus Writing
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
HPS 410 Professional Values in Science
BIO 416 Professional Values in Science
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
HPS 410 Professional Values in Science
BIO 416 Professional Values in Science
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
AEP 584 Internship
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 611 Topics Resp Conduct Research
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
AEP 501 Foundations of Ethics
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 610 Intro Resp Conduct Research
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 620 Research Prospectus Writing
BIO 620 Research Prospectus Writing
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 611 Topics Resp Conduct Research
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 610 Intro Resp Conduct Research
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 620 Research Prospectus Writing
BIO 620 Research Prospectus Writing

Presentations

  • Drago, Mary, Karin Ellison, Elizabeth Reifsnider, and Myles Lynk.  Panel: Research Ethics, IRBs and Vulnerable Populations. Phoenix, AZ: Ethics & Complinace in Human Subjects Research: Challenges Under the Revised Common Rule, Beus Center for Law and Society, ASU, (September 16, 2017).
  • Ellison, Karin D. Academic Integrity. Tempe, AZ: School of Life Sciences New TA Trainig, ASU, (August 15, 2017).
  • Ellison, Karin D. "Of Genome Engineering, Gene Drives, and Ethics." Phoenix, AZ: Special Libraries Association, (June 19, 2017).
  • Blattman, Joesph, Karin D. Ellison, Janet Neiswander, Christian Wright, and Beckett Sterner. "Ethics and the Life Sciences." Tempe, AZ: Life Sciences Cafe, ASU, (April 17, 2017).
  • Ellison, Karin D. "RCR Workshop: Conflicts of Interest." Tempe, AZ: ASU Office of Research Integrity and Assurance, (March 16, 2017).
  • Ellison, Karin D., Challie Facemire, Jonathan LaTourelle, and Michelle Sullivan. "Infusing Ethics." Notre Dame, IN, Positive Research Integrity Workshop, Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, University of Notre Dame (March 4, 2017).
  • Ellison, Karin D. "Life Science Ethics Program." Tempe, AZ: Responsible Research and Innovation in Practice, National Workshop, (February 27, 2017).
  • Ellison, Karin D., Challie Facemire, Jonathan LaTourelle, and Michelle Sullivan. "How can we Infuse Ethics into the School of Life Sciences?" Tempe, AZ: Center for Biology and Society, Conversation Series, (January 24, 2017).

Editorships

Online Ethics Center, Editorial Board.

Professional Associations

<ul> <li>Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Executive Board Member, July 2015-June 2018.</li> <li>Association of Bioethics Program Directors, member, April 2014-present.</li> <li>Society for the History of Technology, member, 1994-present.</li> <li>American Historical Association, member, 1994-present.</li> </ul>

Service

  • Communications Committee, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. August 2017–present.
  • Social and Behavioral IRB, Arizona State University, August 2016-present.
  • Graduate Committee, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. Fall 2009–present.
  • Intellectual Property and Institutional Review Committee, Arizona State University. July 2007-July 2016.
  • Executive Committee, Program in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, Graduate College, Arizona State University. 2007-June 2015.
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee, Arizona State University. Consultant. 2012.
  • RCR Advisory Group. Office of Research Integrity and Assurance, Arizona State University. August 2009- January 2011.
  • Truman Scholarship Nominating Committee. Arizona State University. August 2007-May 2010.

Work History

<ul> <li>Director, Life Science Ethics, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University.&nbsp; March 2014-present.&nbsp;</li> <li>Director, MA Applied Ethics and the Professions, Biomedical and Health Ethics, Arizona State University.&nbsp; January 2013-June 2016.</li> <li>Interim Assistant Dean, Research Policy and Compliance, Graduate School, University of WisconsinMadison. June 2005-July 2006.</li> <li>Compliance Specialist, Graduate School, University of WisconsinMadison. September 2002-July 2006.</li> </ul>