Stephen J. Lilley, Ph.D.

Stephen J. Lilley, Ph.D.

Chair / Associate Professor

Dr. Stephen Lilly's professional interests include Technology and Society, Social Change and Social Movements, Global Capitalism, and Research Methods.

Degrees and Certifications

    • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Massachusetts
    • M.A. Sociology, University of Massachusetts
    • B.A. Sociology, College of the Holy Cross

Teaching Responsibilities

    • Sociological Imagination
    • Human Community: The Individual and Society
    • Science, Technology, and Society
    • Computer Ethics: Society and Technology
    • Society and Economic Change
    • Social Movements
    • Methods of Social Research
    • Applications of Social Research
    • Senior Seminar in Sociology

Research Interests & Grants

    • Research interests: Social network sites and privacy, computer surveillance systems, social debate over enhancement technologies
    • Grant, AIP Innovative Teaching Coalition Workshop
    • Grant, ITC Summer Institute
    • Grant, Hersher Institute for Applied Ethics

Honors, Awards & Fellowships

    • President, New England Sociological Association (2000-2001)
    • New England Sociological Association’s Certificate of Appreciation
    • Chapter Representative and Member, Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology Honor Society)

Publications and Presentations

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    2012 Transhumanism and Society: The Social Debate over Human Enhancement. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

    2012 “Revealing the Commercialized and Compliant Facebook User.” Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 10(2): 82 – 92.
    Written with Frances Grodzinsky and Andra Gumbus.

    2010 “Social Networking and the Perception of Privacy within the Millennial Generation.” Pp. 273-279 in The “Backwards, Forwards and Sideways” Changes of ICT, edited by Arias-Olivia, Mario, Terrell Ward Bynum, Simon Rogerson, and Teresa Torres-Coronas. Tarragona, Spain: Universitat Rovira I Virgili. Written with Frances Grodzinsky and Andra Gumbus.

    2010 “What Matters to Non-experts about Property and Privacy Rights.” Pp. 375-382 in The “Backwards, Forwards and Sideways”Changes of ICT, edited by Mario Arias-Olivia, Terrell Ward Bynum, Simon Rogerson, and Teresa Torres-Coronas. Tarragona, Spain: Universitat Rovira I Virgili. Written with Frances Grodzinsky and Andra Gumbus.

    2009 “Ethical Implications of Internet Monitoring: A Comparative Study.” Information Systems Frontiers 12(4): 433-441. Written with Frances Grodzinsky and Andra Gumbus.

    2008 “Reading the Tea Leaves- Did Citigroup Risk Their Reputation during 2004-2005?” Business and Society Review 113(2): 199-225. Written with Christopher York and Andra Gumbus.

    2008 "The Human-Machine Schism in STS with Implications for Software Accountability, Control, and Design." ETHICOMP Journal 3(2).

    2007 “Catholic Students’ Fatalism in Anticipation of Transhuman Technologies.” The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 2(1): 313-320.

    2003 "Bringing Oversight Review Inline with Online Research.” Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society 1(1): 235-246.

    1997 “Correspondents’ Images of Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Interpretive Theory of Movement Leadership.” Pp. 319-337 in Leadership:
    Classical, Contemporary and Critical Approaches, edited by Keith Grint. New York: Oxford University Press. Written with Gerald Platt.

    1994 "Multiple Images of a Charismatic; An Interpretive Theory of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Leadership." Pp. 55-74 in Self, Collective Action and Society: Essays Honoring the Contributions of Ralph H. Turner, edited by Gerald Platt and Chad Gordon. Stamford, CT: JAI Press. Written with Gerald Platt.

    1993 "Correspondents' Images of Martin Luther King, Jr.: An Interpretive Theory of Movement Leadership." Pp. 65-82 in Constructing the Social,
    edited by Theodore Sarbin and John Kitsuse. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Written with Gerald Platt.

    1991 "Social Inquiry and the Civil Rights Movement." Pp. in Critical Thinking: Focus on Social and Cultural Inquiry. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Institute for Critical Thinking (Upper Montclair, New Jersey, 1989), edited by Wendy Oxman-Michelli and Mark Weinstein. 

Contact Information

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