Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

Scott Cowley

Second Advisor

Satish Deshpande


Responsible technology development, use, and communication is crucial as technological innovations scale. An increasing topic of conversation in the technology and education industries is how to educate individuals to interact with technology in an ethical way, as harmful technologies and use of technologies are creating negative impacts on individuals, businesses, and society. This research examines the extent to which responsible technology is taught in major Michigan universities.

An analysis of courses and course descriptions at 8 R1 and R2 universities shows that there is a lack of responsible technology education in business colleges, courses teaching technology development, and courses teaching technology communication. The analysis also shows a presence of responsible technology education in engineering and technology courses, liberal arts and social sciences courses, and courses teaching technology use.

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Honors Thesis-Open Access

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