A Gift of Fire Social Legal and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology

An objective study of technological ethics that inspires critical thinking and debate, Dr. Henry then moved on to education and taught math and computer science courses at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. At the end of his time there, he had the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology in a research and development environment. These projects included mobile phones, GPS and touchscreen technologies as components of larger integrated systems at a time when these technologies had just arrived on the market. He has overseen law enforcement, first responder, health care and education projects. Over the next decade, he continued to work as a project manager on large companies or national information systems. During this time, he received his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Timothy M. Henry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the United States. Coast Guard Academy, holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Old Dominion University and a PhD in Applied Mathematical Science from the University of Rhode Island. He began his career in TI as an officer in the U.S.

Coast Guard and, during his first tours, he was Director of Information Resources (now a CIO) at the Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, Virginia. Dr. Henry then moved on to education and taught math and computer science courses at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. At the end of his time there, he had a great opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology in a research and development environment, overseeing projects for law enforcement, first responders, health care and education. Over the next decade, he continued to work as a project manager on large companies or national information systems. During this time, he received his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. In Gift of Fire, A: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology, Sara Baase presents a balanced examination of the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. With an objective perspective of a computer scientist and with historical context for many topics, Baase covers the problems faced by readers both as members of a technology company and as professionals in IT-related fields. One of the main goals is to develop IT professionals who understand the impact of what they create and how it fits into society as a whole.

This text encourages readers to reflect on the ethics and philosophical orientation behind the topics, but it does not lead students to conclusions. The 5. The issue contains updated documents on new topics and examples, obsolete material has been removed, and several topics have been reorganized. New materials are popping up everywhere, including documents on current trending topics such as drones and self-driving cars. He then returned to the university where he has been teaching in various fields of computer science and information technology for over 15 years. Today, he is a graduate director in TI at the New England Institute of Technology. During his time at NEIT, Dr. Henry developed and taught courses in a number of areas, including programming, software engineering, databases, game development, operating systems, digital forensics, cybersecurity, ethics, and project management. In addition to co-authoring A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology with Sara Baase, he co-authored two data structure textbooks with Frank Carrano, Data Structures and Abstractions with Java and Data Abstractions and Problem Solving in C++: Walls & Mirrors, which won the TAA`s 2018 McGuffey Longevity Award. To manage your notification settings, click the button below.

Tim began his IT career as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and, during his first tours, he was Director of Information Resources (now a CIO) at the Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, Virginia. This was in the early days of personal computers and the automation and networking of many management, financial and training activities led to a huge number of interesting challenges. Check if you have access through your credentials or institution to get full access to this article. Sara Baase is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science at San Diego State University, where she was honored for her outstanding teaching.