Étienne Brown is an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, where he teaches the ethics of technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Ottawa, a master’s degree in philosophy from the same university and a doctorate degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne. His work focuses on the regulation of speech on social media, and he has published several essays in academic journals on the relationship between misinformation, fake news, internet trolling, hate speech and freedom of expression.
Matt Cabot is an associate professor of public relations in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He holds a master’s degree in mass communications from San José State University, a master’s degree in theological studies from San Francisco Theological Seminary and a doctoral degree in communications from Regent University. He previously worked as a public relations professional in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, primarily in high tech and medical devices. His expertise is in public relations, social media, corporate social responsibility and media ethics.
Janet Stemwedel is the chair of the Department of Philosophy within the College of Humanities and the Arts. She holds doctoral degrees in philosophy and physical chemistry from Stanford University. Her research centers on ethics and epistemology, a branch of philosophy concerned with the theory of knowledge. Her interests include responsible conduct of scientific research, ethical implications of science, communication between scientists and non-scientists, and effective strategies for teaching science and ethics.