Title: Distinguished Professor
Company: Southern Connecticut State University
Location: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Terrell Ward Bynum, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor at Southern Connecticut State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in philosophy.
A pioneer in the field of computer and information ethics, Dr. Bynum is a renowned philosopher, educator, writer and editor. Serving as a distinguished professor at Southern Connecticut State University since 2016, he formerly held the role of longtime philosophy professor at the university from 1989 to 2016, having previously been an associate professor from 1987 to 1989, as well as an associate and assistant philosophy professor at Dutchess Community College between 1975 and 1987. Prior to these illustrious roles, he served Ramapo College, the University at Albany, and American University as an assistant philosophy professor beginning in 1967. He has also been a visiting professor in the Center for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University in Leicester, England.
Dr. Bynum’s research focuses on the information revolution and metaphilosophy, which studies the nature of philosophy, including its aims, boundaries and methods. Responsible for developing computer ethics as a field of scholarly research and teaching, he was the founder and longtime editor-in-chief of Metaphilosophy, a journal regarding the complexities and studies of the philosophical subject. He has contributed myriad articles to professional journals on psychology, education, philosophy and the philosophy of physics, among other topics. In addition, he is distinguished for being the biographer and editor of “Conceptual Notation and Related Articles,” which was published through the Oxford University Press Classic in 1972 and 2000, which he considers to be the highlight of his career. A classic about the mathematician and philosopher Gottlob Frege, the book will be printed in perpetuity for centuries.
In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Dr. Bynum was the recipient of the Preston Covey Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Computing and Philosophy in 2011, the Weizenbaum Award from the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology in 2009, and the Barwise Prize from the American Philosophical Association in 2008. A fellow of the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Danforth Foundation and Woodrow Wilson Foundation, he has also received multiple grants throughout his career for his research.
Dr. Bynum notes that his success is largely due to the support from his wife, Aline, whom he married in 1965. He is the proud father of two children and one grandchild and enjoys traveling, walking, reading, writing and bird watching in his spare time. He has been featured in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.
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