TERRELL WARD BYNUM is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University, Director of the Research Center on Computing & Society there, and Visiting Professor at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. He is a lifetime member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, Past Chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the Association for Computing Machinery, and Past Chair of the Committee on Philosophy and Computers of the American Philosophical Association.
Professor Bynum’s academic degrees include a Ph.D. (CUNY), M.Phil. (CUNY), M.A. (Princeton), B.A. (U. of Delaware) – all in Philosophy – and a B.S. (U. of Delaware) in Chemistry. He has been a Fulbright Fellow (U. of Bristol, England), Danforth Fellow (Princeton), Woodrow Wilson Fellow (Princeton), Mellon Fellow (CUNY), and Dartmouth Fellow (Dartmouth College). In 2008, he was awarded the Barwise Prize of the American Philosophical Association “for significant and sustained contributions to areas relevant to philosophy and computing,” and in 2009, he received the Joseph Weizenbaum Award from the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT) for making “significant contributions to the field of information and computer ethics through his research, service, and vision.”
On the topic of computing and human values, Dr. Bynum has published articles and books, created conferences and workshops, given speeches and addresses, produced and hosted video programs, and developed an internationally influential web site. His other works include books, monographs, articles and reviews in logic, psychology, history of philosophy, and education. In 1968, he created the scholarly journal Metaphilosophy, which he edited for twenty-five years.
In 1991, Professor Bynum was co-creator and co-director (with Walter Maner) of the National Conference on Computing and Values funded by the National Science Foundation; and in 1995 he was co-creator and co-director (with Simon Rogerson) of the ETHICOMP series of international computer ethics conferences held in England, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Japan, and China. He is currently co-chair of ETHICOMP 2010 to be held in Tarragona, Spain in April 2010.