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Ashley Shew

Ashley Shew, Associate Professor

Ashley Shew, Associate Professor
Ashley Shew, Associate Professor

Department of Science, Technology, and Society
116 Lane Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
shew@vt.edu

A Virginia Tech faculty member since 2011, Shew received a Certificate of Teaching Excellence in 2017 and a Diversity Award in 2016, both from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Also in 2016, she received the Sally Bohland Award for Excellence in Access and Inclusion from the Virginia Tech office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Technological Knowledge
  • Disability and Technology
  • Non-Human Animal Tool Use
  • Ethics and the Body
  • PhD, Virginia Tech, 2011
  • MA, Virginia Tech, 2008
  • MS, Virginia Tech, 2007
  • BA, University of South Carolina, 2005
  • Executive Board Member, Society for Philosophy and Technology
  • Departmental Representative, Diversity Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • Steering Committee Member, Medicine and Society Minor
  • Faculty Advisor, Disability Alliance
  • Executive Committee Member, Interdisciplinary Graduate Education on Regenerative Medicine
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, “Disability, Experience, and Technological Imagination,” 2018–2023
  • Favorite Faculty, Housing and Residence Life, Virginia Tech, 2018
  • Certificate of Teaching Excellence, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2017
  • Diversity Award, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2016
  • Sally Bohland Award for Excellence in Access and Inclusion, Services for Students with Disabilities, Virginia Tech, 2016

Books

Animal Constructions and Technological Knowledge. Lanham: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

Edited Books

Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology (co-edited with Joseph C. Pitt), Routledge, 2017.

Journal Articles

Shew, Ashley, and Keith Johnson. 2018. Companion Animals as Technologies in Biomedical Research, Perspectives on Science 26(3).

Groen, C., McNair, L.D., Paretti, M.C., Simmons, D.R., and Shew, A. 2018. “Exploring Professional Identity Development in Undergraduate Civil Engineering Students Who Experience Disabilities.” Proceedings of the 2018 American Society for Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Salt Lake City, UT: ASEE.

Shew, Ashley. “Animals in Philosophy of Technology” in Joseph C. Pitt and Ashley Shew (eds.), Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology. Routledge, 2017.

“Engines of Second Creation: Stories About Nanotechology,” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Volume 33 (1–3), pages 21–27, 2013.

Shew, Ashley. “Every Breath You Take” (on parenting and monitoring), in D.E. Wittkower and Lucinda Rush (eds.). Ender’s Game and Philosophy, pages 34–142. Open Court, 2013.

Shew, Ashley. “Nanotech’s History: An Interesting, Interdisciplinary, Ideological Split.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Volume 28 (5), pages 390–399, 2008.    

Shew, Ashley. “Nanotechnology’s Future: Considerations for the Professional” in Fritz Allhoff and Patrick Lin (eds.), Nanotechnology & Society: Current and Emerging Ethical Issues, pages 127–146. Springer, 2008.

Baird, Davis, and Ashley Shew. “Probing the History of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy,” in Davis Baird, Alfred Nordmann, and Joachim Schummer (eds.), Discovering the Nanoscale, pages 145–156. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2004.  

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, “Disability, Experience, and Technological Imagination,” 2018–2023