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Terrell Ward Bynum is professor of philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University, director of the Research Center on Computing & Society here, and visiting professor at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. He is a lifetime member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, past chairman of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the Association for Computing Machinery, and past chairman of the Committee on Philosophy and Computers of the American Philosophical Association. In 1991, Professor Bynum served as co-¡chairman of the National Conference on Computing and Human Values funded by the National Science Foundation; and in 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, and 2002 he was co-chairman of ETHICOMP95, ETHICOMP96, ETHICOMP98, ETHICOMP99, ETHICOMP2001, and ETHICOMP2002, respectively, international information ethics conferences held respectively in Leicester, England; Madrid, Spain; Rotterdam, Holland; Rome, Italy; Gdansk, Poland; and Lisbon, Portugal.

Professor Bynum's academic degrees include a Ph.D. (CUNY), M.Phil. (CUNY), M.A. (Princeton), and 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).

Dr. Bynum has conducted workshops, given speeches and addresses, produced and hosted video programs, and published articles on computing and human values. His other publications include books, monographs, articles, and reviews in logic, psychology, history of philosophy, artificial intelligence, and education. For 25 years Dr. Bynum was editor-¡in¡-chief of Metaphilosophy, an international scholarly journal published by Basil Blackwell of Oxford, England. Dr. Bynum also edited Computers and Ethics, Blackwell, 1985; and co-¡edited Computer Ethics and Professional Responsibility, published by Blackwell in 2002.

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