Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska is a Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University, Director of the Religious Studies Program at the University, as well as Senior Research Associate in the Research Center on Computing & Society. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion (Co-Chair of the Group on Religion in Eastern Europe and the Former USSR, 1995-1999), American Philosophical Association, Christians Associated for Relationships with Eastern Europe (member of the Executive Board), Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, Karl Jaspers Society of North America, Polish Karl Jaspers Society.
Dr. Górniak-Kocikowska’s academic degrees include an MA in German Philology and a PhD in Philosophy from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, as well as an MA and an ABD in Religious Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Prior to her arrival in the United States, Dr. Górniak-Kocikowska had been, for 12 years, on the Faculty of the Philosophy Department at the Adam Mickiewicz University. She has received grants, among others, from the Kosciuszko Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Metaphilosophy Foundation.
In addition to her work in the area of German philosophy (Jaspers), and on selected issues in the field of Religious Studies, Dr. Górniak-Kocikowska is actively involved in Computer (Information) Ethics research. Her main interest is in ICT’s impact on social justice issues related to globalization. Since 1995, she has attended several ETHICOMP conferences (international conferences on Computer Ethics) and has published articles in this field in the USA and Poland. She co-edited and published (with Andrzej Kocikowski and Terrell Ward Bynum) a CD-ROM collection of “milestone” papers on Computer Ethics translated from English into Polish. Dr. Górniak-Kocikowska is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the British Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society.