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Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska



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Krystyna Górniak-Kocikowska is a Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University, Coordinator of the Religious Studies Program, as well as a Senior Research Associate in the Research Center on Computing and Society. She is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Academy of Religion (co-chairman of the Group on Religion in Eastern Europe and the Former USSR, 1996 - 1999), the Polish Philosophical Society, the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Karl Jaspers Society of North America (vice president since 2010), and Christians Associated for Relationships With Eastern Europe (member of the Executive Board since 2008). She is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society.


Dr. Górniak-Kocikowska's academic degrees include an M.A. in German philology (1973) and a Ph.D. in philosophy (1981) from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland; as well as an M.A. in religious studies (1992) from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has served on the faculty of Adam Mickiewicz University; the International Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia; La Salle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the University of Rhode Island in Kingston; and Southern Connecticut State University.


Dr. Górniak-Kocikowska published in excess of one hundred articles in scholarly journals and books in Polish, English, German, Italian, and Chroatian. These publications were mainly in the area of the history of philosophy, and social and ethical problems in the ICT-driven global society. She is co-author of the book On Selected Problems in Contemporary Ethics (1979). Her book The History of German Intellectual Culture (1985), co-authored with Tadeusz Buksinski won a Minister of Higher Education Award in 1986. She also co-edited several books, including The Introduction to Information Ethics (in Polish, on CD ROM) with Andrzej Kocikowski and Terrell Bynum; and translated works of German and American authors into Polish. Dr. Górniak-Kocikowska has received grants from the Kosciuszko Foundation, the Metaphilosophy Foundation, and the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities.


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