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John Carter-McKnight

First graduate in ASU’s Human & Social Dimensions of Science & Technology PhD Program
Adjunct Professor of Law, ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes


John Carter McKnight is the first doctoral graduate from the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program at Arizona State University. His work examines the construction of law and governance in online communities. Currently, he co-teaches a graduate seminar on governance of virtual worlds at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He is a teaching assistant for Technology and Society, an undergraduate anthropology course, for Fall 2010, and was a Science Foundation Arizona Fellow for 2008-2010.

He has been a Wall Street corporate finance attorney, an officer and director of nonprofit organizations involved in science education and policy, CEO of a startup spacesuit-technology firm, and prelaw services coordinator at Arizona State University. He holds a JD from the New York University School of Law, a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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