Kathleen Burnett, Ph.D.

Dr. Kathy Burnett is F. William Summers Professor and Director at the Florida State University School of Information, where she has also served as Associate Dean (1997-2004) and Director (2012-2016). She received a BA in German Literature with a minor in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, and Master’s and PhD degrees in Library & Information Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Kathy currently teaches courses in information ethics, information education, and digital storytelling. Her other interests include exploring (and photographing) the world, hiking, reading, and glass arts. Three of her glass & copper enamel pieces were included in exhibitions at the Gadsden Art Center and the Florida State University Art Museum in 2018.

To learn more about Dr. Burnett, visit the FSU School of Information's website: https://directory.cci.fsu.edu/kathleen-burnett/.

Information Ethics for the 21st Century - IDS 2144

Many diverse ethical challenges face us in the global information age. This course identifies past, present and future information ethics challenges and encourages students to develop their own standpoints from which to address them. The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to make informed ethical decisions about information production, management and use. Students explore and apply a wide range of ethical theories to examine critical information ethics issues raised by recent advances in information and communication technology.

[Requirements Satisfied: E-Series, Ethics, and State-Mandated Writing (W)]