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Ira Bennett

Ira Bennett

Associate Director for Research, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures

Ira.Bennett@asu.edu

480-727-8830

School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Associate Director for Research, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, College of Global Futures

Biography

Ira Bennett is Associate Director for Research for the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, where he holds a Clinical Associate Professor appointment. As co-director of the Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society (CENTSS), Bennett drives a research agenda aimed at developing large scale public and democratic engagements on science meets policy meets society issues. He has also developed and leads educational initiatives that address content and skill sets not traditionally included in science and engineering graduate education, such as societal aspects and communicating with the public. In his administrative role, Ira and his team created a faculty centered Research Development and Advancement process that pairs in depth faculty development with active transdisciplinary collaboration resulting in a significant increase in the proposal funding rate, proposal value and importantly, faculty confidence and empowerment.

Education

  • PhD, Chemistry, Arizona State University, 2003
  • BS, Chemistry, The Evergreen State College

Expertise

Journal Articles

2017

Bernstein, M. J., K. Reifschneider, I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2017. Science outside the lab: Helping graduate students in science and engineering understand the complexities of science policy. Science and Engineering Ethics 23(3):861-882. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-016-9818-6. (link )

Tomblin, D., Z. Pirtle, M. Farooque, D. Sittenfeld, E. Mahoney, R. Worthington, G. Gano, M. Gates, I. Bennett, J. Kessler, A. Kaminski, J. Lloyd and D. H. Guston. 2017. Integrating public deliberation into engineering systems: Participatory technology assessment of NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission. The International Journal of Space Poiitics & Policy 15(2):141-166. DOI: 10.1080/14777622.2017.1340823. (link )

2014

Bernstein, M. J., R. W. Foley and I. Bennett. 2014. An operationalized post-normal science framework for assisting in the development of complex science policy solutions: The case of nanotechnology governance. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 16:2492. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-014-2492-1. (link )

2013

Ostman, R., B. Herring, A. Jackson, I. Bennett and J. Wetmore. 2013. Making meaning through conversations about science and society. Exhibitionist (Spring):42-47. (link )

2012

Foley, R. W., I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2012. Practitioners' views on responsibility: Applying nanoethics. Nanoethics 6:231-241. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-012-0154-2. (link )

Foley, R. W., I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2012. Practitioners' views on responsibility: Applying nanoethics. NanoEthics 6:231-241. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-012-0154-2. (link )

2008

Miller, C. A. and I. Bennett. 2008. Thinking longer term about technology: Is there value in science fiction-inspired approaches to constructing futures?. Science and Public Policy 35(8):597-606. DOI: 10.3152/030234208X370666. (link )

2006

Bennett, I. and D. Sarewitz. 2006. Too little, too late? Research policies on the societal implications of nanotechnology in the United States. Science as Culture 15(4):309-323. DOI: 10.1080/09505430601022635. (link )

2002

Bennett, I., H. M. Vanegas Farfano, F. Bogani, A. Primak, P. A. Liddell, L. Otero, L. Sereno, J. J. Silber, A. L. Moore, T. A. Moore and D. Gust. 2002. Active transport of CA2+ by an artificial photosynthetic membrane. Nature 420:398-401. DOI: 10.1038/nature01209. (link )

Books

1999

Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett eds. 1999. Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-94-007-1786-2.

Book Chapters

2013

Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett. 2013. Nanotechnology in Cambridge: What do you think?. Pp. 357-371 In: Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett eds., Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Vol 3. Vol 3. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-94-007-1786-2.

Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett. 2013. Panelists' reports by state: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin (a-f). Pp. 285-309 In: Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett eds., Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Vol 3. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-94-007-1786-2.

Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett. 2013. Recommendations for a municipal health & safety policy for nanomaterials. Pp. 333-356 In: Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett eds., Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Vol 3. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-94-007-1786-2.

2010

Barben, D. and I. Bennett. 2010. The glossary. Pp. 803-810 In: Guston, D. H. ed., Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. Vol 2. Sage Publications, Inc.. ISBN: 978-1412969871.

2008

Bennett, I. 2008. Developing plausible nano-enabled products. Pp. 149-156 In: Fisher, E., C. Selin and J. M. Wetmore eds., The Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society: Volume I: Presenting Futures. Vol 1. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.. ISBN: 978-1402084157.

Presentations

2014

Bernstein, M. J., R. W. Foley and I. Bennett. 2014. Guidelines for solutions to socio-technical problems. Presentation at the STGlobal Consortium, 4-5 April 2014, Washington, D.C.