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Jerry W. Gravander

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Associate Professor of Humanities
Associate Dean, Arts & Sciences

305A Bertrand H. Snell Hall
Phone: 315-268-6411

B.S. in Chemistry, Illinois Institute of Technology
B.A., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Business Ethics
  • Professional Ethics
  • Critical Thinking About Energy
Scholarly Interests
My scholarship has focused on the social and valuational dimensions of technology, including engineering and professional ethics. In recent years, my published work has focused on concepts and methods for integrating the humanities and social sciences into engineering education.

"Toward the 'Integrated Liberal Arts:' Reconceptualizing the Role of the Liberal Arts in Engineering Education," Humanities and Technology Review (Vol. 23, Fall 2004), pp. 1-18.

"Meeting ABET Criterion 4: From Specific Examples to General Guidelines," with Heinz Luegenbiehl and Kay Neeley, 2004 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, June 2004

"Best Practices for Integrated Curriculum Design and Administration: Objectives and Exemplars," with Amy Slaton and Kay Neeley, in Liberal Studies and the Integrated Engineering Education of ABET 2000, Report from the National Science Foundation Funded Planning Conference at the University of Virginia April 4-6, 2002 (Charlottesville: The University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2003), pp. 65-130. Also available on-line at

"Best Practices for Integrating Liberal Learning in Engineering Education," paper at the Annual American Society for Engineering Education Conference, June 2003.

"Integrative Models of Engineering Education," paper at the Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference, October 2003.