Jason Robert, PhD
The Institute Director is Dr. Jason Scott Robert, Dean’s Distinguished (Associate) Professor in the School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University (ASU). Although his tenure-home is in Life Sciences, Jason is a Philosopher of Science and Bioethicist specializing in the justification of ethically, politically, and/or scientifically controversial research in biology and bioengineering. ASU is a remarkably interdisciplinary institution, and Jason is a core member of the Human Dimensions of Biology Faculty Group within SOLS.
Erica O’Neil, PhD
The Institute's Co-Director, Erica O’Neil, is a Research and Project Manager for the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at ASU, where she manages the research agenda and directs co-creative, participatory action projects across topics of humane technology, responsible AI, and ethical cultures in innovation. She is an historian of science with a decade of experience managing interdisciplinary projects, sustaining university-community partnerships, and translating research for public audiences.