Michael DavisProfessor, Philosophy; Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
Office: SH 205
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Michael Davis is Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions and Professor of Philosophy, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Before coming to IIT in 1986, he taught at Case—Western Reserve, Illinois State, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. For 1985-86, he held a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. Since 1991, he has held—among other grants—three from the National Science Foundation to integrate ethics into technical courses.
Davis has published more than 120 articles (and chapters) and authored seven books: To Make the Punishment Fit the Crime (Westview, 1992); Justice in the Shadow of Death (Rowman & Littlefield, 1996); Thinking Like an Engineer (Oxford, 1998); Ethics and the University (Routledge, 1999); Profession, Code, and Ethics (Ashgate, 2002); and Actual Social Contract and Political Obligation (Mellen, 2002); and also co-edited three other books—Ethics and the Legal Professions (Prometheus, 1986); AIDS: Crisis in Professional Ethics (Temple, 1994); and Conflict of Interest in the Professions (Oxford, 2001)—and edited one other, Engineering Ethics (Ashgate, 2005).
He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan in 1972.