Professor Scott Civjan has been a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for 23 years, with a specialty in Structural Engineering. He obtained his doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin 1998. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts and Texas. His experience also includes four years of full-time consulting experience at Black & Veatch in Overland Park, KS. Over the past five years he has introduced ethics as a “through the curriculum” topic in classes he teaches, including Strength of Materials and several structural design classes. His current approach is to discuss ethics through understanding the decision-making process and its impacts of engineering decisions. Recently he has authored two articles on Ethics in the Structure magazine of ASCE. He has also coauthored two articles on ethics which were presented in the 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference.
Relevant Publications Related to Ethics:
- Civjan, S. A. (2021) “Structural Forum: Ethics Instruction: Ideas for Moving Forward,” Structure Magazine. August 2021. C3 Ink. Reedsburg WI. https://www.structuremag.org/?p=18437
- Civjan, S. A. (2021) “Structural Forum: Ethics Instruction: Are We Covering What We Need To?” Structure Magazine. July 2021. C3 Ink. Reedsburg WI. https://www.structuremag.org/?p=18181
- Civjan, S. A. and Tooker, N. (2020). “Integrating Ethics into the Curriculum through Design Courses.” Paper 29335. 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference. American Society for Engineering Education. 19pgs.
- Jalali, Y. and Civjan, S. A. (2020). “Many Facets of Imagination: What Really Matters in Engineering Ethics Instruction?”. Paper 30780. 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference. American Society for Engineering Education.