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Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

Project Directors

fountainJane Fountain, PI
Jane E. Fountain is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Professor Fountain is the founder and Director of the National Center for Digital Government, and the Science, Technology and Society Initiative. She is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, principal investigator of the International Dimensions of Ethics in Science and Engineering project (IDEESE) and co-principal investigator of the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE). Among many other publications, Fountain is the author of Building the Virtual State: Information Technology and Institutional Change (Brookings Institution Press, 2001), which was awarded an Outstanding Academic Title in 2002 by Choice and translated into Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese. Fountain holds a PhD from Yale University, in organizational behavior and in political science, and graduate degrees from Harvard and Yale.  She has been a Radcliffe Fellow, a Yale Fellow, and a Mellon Fellow.


billingsMarilyn Billings, co-PI
Marilyn Billings is the Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She provides campus-wide leadership and education in alternative scholarly communication strategies and is frequently an invited speaker at faculty department colloquia. She gives presentations on author rights, alternative digital publishing models and the role of digital repositories in today's research and scholarship endeavors. An important component of her responsibilities is the management of the digital repository ScholarWorks @ UMass Amherst. She also organizes programs on new and emerging topics for librarians, faculty, and researchers.


goncalvesJessica Adamick, Librarian
Jessica Adamick is the Ethics Clearinghouse Resident Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst W.E.B. Du Bois Library, where she provides primary support for the development of the ethics clearinghouse. She holds a Master of Library Science and a Digital Libraries Specialization from the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University Bloomington.



goncalvesMichelle Sagan Goncalves, Program Manager
Michelle Sagan Gonçalves is the Program Manager for the Digital Library project. She is a Research Associate with the National Center for Digital Government and the Science, Technology and Society Initiative. She holds a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration from the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women's Studies from Providence College.


For more information about the ethics beta site, please contact Michelle Sagan Goncalves at mgoncalves<at> or (413) 577-2354.
For information about submitting materials to the library, please contact Jessica Adamick at jadamick<at> or 413-545-6898.






Funding for this project comes from the National Science Foundation through grant number 0936857. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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