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Karin Ellison

School of Life Sciences
Academic Professional
Campus:
TEMPE
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 NSF-sponsored project, she is leading enhancement of life and environmental science ethics education materials for the Online Ethics Center. Ellison also fosters graduate education at ASU through her positions as interim program chair of the Masters in Applied Ethics and the Professions, and as Associate Director of the Center for Biology and Society.

 

Fax

480-965-8330

Education

PhD 2000, Science and Technology Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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.  Forthcoming.
  • 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 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
HPS 495 Undergraduate Research
AEP 584 Internship
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 611 Topics Resp Conduct Research
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
AEP 593 Applied Project
AEP 595 Continuing Registration
AEP 595 Continuing Registration
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
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HPS 410 Professional Values in Science
BIO 416 Professional Values in Science
HPS 495 Undergraduate Research
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 590 Reading and Conference
AEP 592 Research
AEP 592 Research
AEP 592 Research
AEP 593 Applied Project
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 610 Intro Resp Conduct Research
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
BIO 620 Research Prospectus Writing
HPS 620 Research Prospectus Writing
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
AEP 593 Applied Project
AEP 593 Applied Project
AEP 593 Applied Project
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 611 Topics Resp Conduct Research
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 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
BIO 620 Research Prospectus Writing
HPS 620 Research Prospectus Writing
Spring 2013
Course Number Course Title
HPS 410 Professional Values in Science
BIO 416 Professional Values in Science
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
AEP 593 Applied Project
BIO 611 Topics Resp Conduct Research
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
BDE 702 Biological Design II
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
BIO 620 Research Prospectus Writing
HPS 620 Research Prospectus Writing
Spring 2012
Course Number Course Title
HPS 410 Professional Values in Science
BIO 416 Professional Values in Science
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 610 Intro Resp Conduct Research
BIO 611 Topics Resp Conduct Research
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
BDE 702 Biological Design II
Fall 2012
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 610 Intro Resp Conduct Research
BIO 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab
HPS 620 Research Prospectus Writing
BIO 620 Research Prospectus Writing
Fall 2011
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 598 Special Topics
HPS 598 Special Topics
BIO 610 Intro Resp Conduct Research
HPS 615 Biology and Society Lab

Presentations

  • Ellison, Karin. ¿Acting Responsibly.¿ ASU, SOLS, Mentoring to Advance Postdocs and Students Program (MAPS). Feb 16, 2015.
  • Ellison, Karin D. and Vincent Pizziconi. ¿Conflicts of Interest.¿ ASU, Office of Research Integrity and Assurance, Seminar Series in the Responsible Conduct of Research. April 22, 2014.
  • Ellison, Karin and Joseph Herkert. "Promoting Ethics in Research: A Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop." ASU, Feb. 21, 2014.
  • ¿Science and Research, Ethics and Integrity.¿ CSPO PSM Speaker Series, ASU. November 14, 2012.

Professional Associations

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

Service

  • Intellectual Property and Institutional Review Committee, Arizona State University.  July 2007-present.
  • Biospecimen Governance Committee.  Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  October 2015-present.
  • Dean’s Fellow, Academic Integrity. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University. September 2007-May 2009.

Work History

Interim Assistant Dean, Research Policy and Compliance, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin¿Madison. June 2005-July 2006. Compliance Specialist, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin¿Madison. September 2002-July 2006.