Keynote Lectures

“Ethics as Design as Ethics”

Brad Kallenberg
    Professor of Theology and Ethics, University of Dayton

Brad J. Kallenberg, Ph.D., is Professor of Theology & Ethics at the University of Dayton (OH) where he has pioneered a course in engineering ethics that compares ethics to engineering design. After studying chemistry, then physics, on a scholarship to the University of Minnesota, Kallenberg eventually shifted his attention to topics arising at the interface of science, engineering and theology. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and has authored and/or edited six books including Ethics as Grammar: Changing the Postmodern Subject (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame, 2001) and By Design: Theology, Ethics and the Practice of Engineering (Eugene, OR: Cascade Press, 2013). He has published a wide range of journal articles and book chapters, including “Rethinking Fideism through the Lens of Wittgenstein’s Engineering Outlook”(International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion).


"Culture, Ethics and Engineering at General Mills"

Gregg Stedronsky
    Vice President for Global Engineering, Safety and Manufacturing Excellence, General Mills

    Gregg Stedronsky is the Vice President of Engineering, Global Safety and Environment, CI and Manufacturing Excellence for General Mills. In this role he has accountability for capital program execution, technology commercialization, global safety and environmental leadership and continuous improvement.  
    Gregg joined General Mills in 1991 and held a variety of positions in Manufacturing and Engineering including leadership roles in manufacturing plants in Lodi, California and West Chicago, Il. In 2001, Gregg became the Director of Control & Information Systems where he led the development of plant floor information systems. He was named Director of Packaging Engineering in 2004 and took over engineering in 2006. In 2010 he assumed responsibility for global safety and environment and in 2014 added responsibility for global manufacturing excellence.
    Prior to General Mills Gregg worked for Control Data Corporation in computer development. He received his MBA from the University of Minnesota in Operations Management and his mechanical engineering degree from South Dakota State University. He is married and has three children.

“Tuning in to Ethics”

Michael J. Quinn
    Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, Seattle University

    Michael J. Quinn is Dean of the College of Science and Engineering. Before joining Seattle University in 2007, he was a professor of computer science at the University of New Hampshire and Oregon State University. He earned a B.S. in mathematics from Gonzaga University, an M.S. in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Washington State University. Before undertaking his Ph.D. studies, he worked for two years as a software engineer at Tektronix, Inc. Dr. Quinn did pioneering research in the field of parallel computing that resulted in the publication of more than 60 refereed journal and conference papers. His textbooks on parallel computing have been used by hundreds of universities worldwide. Dr. Quinn is also a leader in the field of computer ethics. His textbook, Ethics for the Information Age, explores moral problems related to modern uses of information technology, such as privacy, intellectual property rights, computer security, and software reliability. The book, now in its seventh edition, has been adopted by more than 125 colleges and universities in the United States and many more internationally.