Donald Gotterbarn

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Donald William Gotterbarn is a computer ethics researcher. Gotterbarn received his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1971 from the University of Rochester.[1] He also earned his M. Div. from the Colgate Rochester Divinity School.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Gotterbarn is an author of the Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice which promotes ethics among software engineers.[2] He is the chair of the Association for Computing Machinery Committee on Professional Ethics.[3]

Gotterbarn is a Professor Emeritus at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.[2]


ACM SIGCAS Making a Difference Award, 2002
For research and work regarding computer and software engineering ethics.[2]
Outstanding Contribution to the ACM Award, 2005[2]
"for exceptional accomplishments and leadership as both an educator and practitioner, in establishing the ACM's Codes of Ethics and promoting the ethical behavior of computing professionals and organizations."[4]
Weizenbaum Award, 2010
"for his role in developing the moral consciousness of the profession."[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gotterbarn, Don (July 2009). "Resume". Don Gotterbarn's Home Page. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Don Gotterbarn's ACM Interview". Department of Computing. East Tennessee State University. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  3. ^ "ACM EThics". ACM Ethics. ACM. 7 June 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Don Gotterbarn". Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved February 25, 2022.
  5. ^ "Prof. Gotterbarn, Advocate of Computer Ethics Honored by International Ethics Society". December 16, 2010. Archived from the original on September 11, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2013.

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