Michael E. Gorman

Professor: Science, Technology, and Society

Michael Gorman
Michael E. Gorman Michael E. Gorman is President of the International Society for Psychology of Science and Technology and Director of the Science, Technology & Society program in the Department of Engineering & Society. His research interests include collaboration, described in Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise: Creating New Kinds of Collaboration (MIT Press, 2010); how scientists think and work, described in Simulating Science (Indiana University Press, 1992) cognition, invention and ethics, described in Transforming Nature (Kluwer Academic Press, 1998) and engineering ethics, described in in Ethical and Environmental Challenges to Engineering (Prentice-Hall, 2000).


email: meg3c (at) virginia.edu

phone: 434-924-3439

office: A217 Thornton Hall


Ph.D. Social Psychology, University of New Hampshire, 1981.
M.A. Social Psychology, University of New Hampshire, 1978
B.A. Psychology, Occidental College, 1974

Research Areas

Psychology of Science and Technology

Awards and Distinctions

Hartfield-Jefferson Scholars Teaching Prize, 2014
President, International Society for Psychology of Science and Technology, 2012-
Lincoln Scholar, Arizona State University, 2013-
Sigma Xi Lecturer, 2004-2006
A.D. Welliver, Boeing, Summer 1998
Shannon Center for Advanced Studies, 1997
Teaching Technology Institute, University of Virginia, 1996-1997
Thomas Jefferson Center for Educational Design, 1996-2000

Recent Courses

The Engineer, Ethics, and Professional Responsibility
STS and Engineering Practice
Science, Technology & Contemporary Issues
Societal Implications of Nanotechnology
Earth Systems Technology and Management
Invention & Design
Service Science, Management and Engineering

Selected Publications

Doorn, N, Van de Poel, I., Scuurbiers, D. & Gorman, M.E. (Editors). Opening up the laboratory: Approaches for early engagement with new technologies. Springer, 2013. Link.

Feist, G. and Gorman, M.E. Handbook of the Psychology of Science. Springer, 2013.

Savage, N., Gorman, M.E. and Street, A.(Editors) Emerging technologies: Socio-behavioral life-cycle approaches. PanStanford, 2013. Link.

Gorman, M.E. (Editor). (2010). Trading zones and interactional expertise: Creating new kinds of collaboration. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

Gorman, M. E., Tweney, R. D., Gooding, D. C., & Kincannon, A. (Eds.). (2005). Scientific and technological thinking. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Gorman, M.G., M.M. Mehalik, and P.H. Werhane, Ethical and Environmental Challenges to Engineering, 2000, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Gorman, M. E., Transforming Nature: Ethics, Invention and Design. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

Gorman, M. E., Simulating Science: Heuristics and Mental Models in Technoscientific Thinking. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.