Ed Hackett

Professor Emeritus
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402
Senior Sustainability Fellow
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Biography

Professor Emeritus, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

SHESC Themes: Societies and their Natural Environments, Urban Societies

Field Specializations: Group Dynamics, Human Environment Interaction, Risk and Hazards, Social Organization, Sociology

Regional Focus: North America (Southwest)

Edward J. Hackett studies the social organization and dynamics of scientific research, asking how patterns of interaction, leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration and other factors influence the production of knowledge. From 2006-2008 he directed the Division of Social and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation.

He has written on many other aspects of science, technology and society, including research misconduct, the scientific career, science and law, university-industry research relations and environmental justice.

Before coming to ASU, Hackett was a program officer for the NSF Science and Technology Studies Program (1996-98) and a professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University

Research Interests

Research Projects:
Dynamics of Research Groups in Science
The Phoenix Area Social Survey
Social Vulnerability, Water Resources and Climatic Uncertainty in Exurban Arizona Communities

Publications

  • Hackett, E. J., Parker, J. N., Conz, D., Rhoten, D. & Parker, A. (in press). Ecology transformed: NCEAS and the changing patterns of ecological research. In G. Olson, A. Zimmerman & N. Bos (Eds.), Science on the Internet. Cambridge: MIT Press.

    Hackett, E. J., Amsterdamska, O., Lynch, M. E. & Wajcman, J. (Eds.) (2008). Handbook of science and technology studies. Cambridge: MIT Press.

    Hackett, E. J. (2005). Essential tensions: Identity, control, and risk in research. Social Studies of Science, 35(5).

    Hackett, E. J., Conz, D., Parker, J., Bashford, J. & Delay, S. (2004). Tokamaks and turbulence: Research ensembles, policy and technoscientific work. Research Policy, 33(5), 747-767.

    Chubin, D. E. & Hackett, E. J. (2003). La peer review nella teoria e nella pratica & Incrementare la "peer review": Il posto della valutazione della ricera. In R. Viale and A. Ceroni (Eds.), Valutare la Scienza, Rubbetino (pp. 89-124 & 355-390).

  • John N. Parker and Edward J. Hackett. "Hot Spots and Hot Moments in Scientific Collaborations and Social Movements,". American Sociological Review (2012).
  • Edward J. Hackett and Diana R. Rhoten. "Engaged, Embedded, Enjoined: Science and Technology Studies in the National Science Foundation.". Science and Engineering Ethics (2011).
  • Edward J. Hackett. "Possible Dreams: Research Technologies and the Transformation of the Human Sciences,". The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research (2011).
  • Edward J. Hackett and John N. Parker. "Leadership of Scientific Research Groups,". Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook (2011).
  • Edward J. Hackett. Peer Review and the Social Sciences. World Social Science Report, 2009-2010 (2010).
  • Carpenter, Stephen R., Virginia Armbrust, Peter W. Arzberger, F. Stuart Chapin III, James J. Elser, Edward J. Hackett, et al. "Accelerate Synthesis in Ecology and Environmental Sciences,". BioScience (2009).
  • Diana Rhoten, Erin O’Connor, and Edward J. Hackett. "The Act of Collaborative Creation and the Art of Integrative Creativity: Originality, Disciplinarity, and Interdisciplinarity.". Thesis Eleven (2009).
  • Edward J. Hackett and Diana R. Rhoten. "The Snowbird Charrette: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Environmental Research Design.". Minerva (2009).
  • . . Review of: Insatiable Curiosity (2009).
  • Robert K. Yin, Edward J. Hackett, Daryl E. Chubin. "Discovering ‘What’s Innovative’: The Challenge of Evaluating Education Resaerch and Development Efforts.". Peabody Journal of Education (2008).
  • Edward J. Hackett, Olga Amsterdamska, Michael E. Lynch, and Judy Wajcman, eds. Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. (2008).
  • Barben, Daniel,Fisher, Erik,Selin, Cynthia Lea,Guston, David H. Anticipatory Governance of Nanotechnology: Foresight, Engagement, and Integration. The New Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (2008).
  • Hackett, Edward J., John Parker, David Conz, Diana Rhoten, Andrew Parker. "Ecology Transformed: NCEAS and the Changing Patterns of Ecological Research.". Scientific Collaboration on the Internet (2008).
  • Hackett, Edward John, Amsterdamska, Olga, Lynch, Michael E, Wajcman, Judy. The New Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. (2007).
  • Chubin, Daryl E, Hackett, Edward John. Peer Review. Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (Carl Mitcham, ed.) (2005).
  • Chubin, Daryl E, Hackett, Edward John. Peer Review. Entry for the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (revised ed.) Carl Mitcham, ed., New York: MacMillan, 2005 (2005).
  • Hackett, Edward John, Parker, John N, Conz, David. Research Misconduct. Science, Technology, and Society: An Encyclopedia (2005).
  • Hackett, Edward John, Parker, John, Conz, David. Research Misconduct. Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Society (2005).
  • Edward Hackett. Essential Tensions: Identity, Control, and Risk in Research. Social Studies of Science (2005).
  • Edward Hackett. Introduction to Special Issue. Social Studiies of Science (2005).
  • Hackett, Edward. Interdisciplinarity, Transdisciplinarity, and the Re(Organization of Research. (2005).
  • . Scientific Collaboration. (2005).
  • D Chubin, Edward Hackett. Peer Review. Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (2004).
  • Edward Hackett, David Conz, John Parker. Research Misconduct. Science, Technology, and Society, Oxford University Press (2004).
  • Edward Hackett, David Conz, John Parker, Jonathon Bashford, Susan DeLay. Tokamaks and Turbulence: Research Ensembles, Policy, and technoscientific Work. Research Policy (2004).
  • Larissa Larsen, Sharon Harlan, Robert Bolin, Edward Hackett, Diane Hope, Andrew Kirby, Amy Nelson, Rex Tom, Shap Wolf. Bonding and Bridging: Understanding the Relationship between Social Capital and Civic Action. Journal of Planning Education and Research (2004).
  • D Chubin, Edward Hackett. Incrementare la 'peer review': Il posto della valutazione della ricera. Valutare la scienza (2003).
  • D Chubin, Edward Hackett. La peer review nella teoria e nella pratica. Valutare la scienza (2003).
  • Edward Hackett, Daryl Chubin. Peer Review for the 21st Century: Applications to Education Research. National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences (2003).
  • Daryl E. Chubin and Edward J Hackett. Peerless Science. (1990).
  • Hackett, Ameterdamska, Lynch, Wajcman. Handbook of STS. (0).

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 792 Research
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ASB 344 Technology and Society
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SOS 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
ESS 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
SOS 371 Inequality and Sustainability
ASB 371 Inequality and Sustainability
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SOS 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ESS 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ESS 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ASB 344 Technology and Society
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
SOS 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 591 Seminar
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
SSH 792 Research
ESS 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
SOS 371 Inequality and Sustainability
ASB 371 Inequality and Sustainability
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ESS 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
ESS 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ESS 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 591 Seminar
ASB 592 Research
ESS 592 Research
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ESS 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ESS 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ESS 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course Number Course Title
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction

Presentations

  • EJ Hackett. "Transforming Science,". International Social Science Council Transformative Knowledge Workshop (Nov 2014).
  • EJ Hackett. "Perspectives on Transformative Science,". NAS workshop on Identifying Transformative Research in the Geographical Sciences (Aug 2014).
  • Ed Hackett. "Making Science Useful, Making Useful Science,". "Between Two Worlds: Social and Spatial Sciences on the Way to a New Understanding of Knowledge Tran (Dec 2013).
  • Ed Hackett and John Parker. Workshop on Scientific Collaboration. Workshop on collaboration and the transformation of scientific knowledge (Apr 2013).
  • Ed Hackett. Introduction and commentary. AAAS Annual Meetings (Feb 2013).
  • Hackett and Parker. "From Salomons House to Synthesis Centers.". Berlin Conference on Intellectual and Institutional Innovation in Science (Sep 2012).
  • Hackett. Ecology Transformed: Organizational Innovation and the Transcendence of Place. Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook Conference (Jun 2012).
  • Ed Hackett. "Science for a Global Society: Synthesis in Research Collaboration,". AAAS Annual Meeting (Feb 2012).
  • Ed Hackett. "Science Leadership and the Role of Scientific Societies,". invited talk at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Biological Societies (Dec 2011).
  • Ed hackett. "Toward Metrics of Interdisciplinary Research,". Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research and Education (Mar 2011).
  • Edward J. hackett. Building Better Science through Peer Review. NSF-EU Conference on Peer Review (Dec 2010).
  • Edward J. Hackett. Comments on interdisciplinarity. NSF Workshop in interdisciplinarity (Nov 2010).
  • Edward J. Hackett. Peer review. Philosophy of Science Association (Nov 2010).
  • Edward J. Hackett. Sociology of Technology. ASA annual meetings (Aug 2010).
  • John N. Parker and Edward J. Hackett. Leadership in Science. Society for Social Studies of Science annual meeting (Aug 2010).
  • Edward J. Hackett. Peer review. NSF workshop on peer review (Apr 2010).
  • Ed Hackett. comments in author meets critics session--Michele Lamont, How Professors Think. Society for Social Studies of Science annual meeting (Nov 2009).
  • Ed Hackett. Synthesis in Science, Syntheses of Sciences. Society for Social Studies of Science annual meeting (Nov 2009).
  • Ed Hackett. "Unchallengeable Orthodoxies of Science". Unchallengeable Orthodoxies Conference (ASU Law School) (May 2009).
  • Ed Hackett. Social Sciences in the Enviornmental Obeservatories. NSF sponsored workshop on the WATERS network (Jan 2009).
  • Hackett. The Future of Synthesis. NSF-sponsored workshop (Dec 2008).
  • Hackett. Keynote address, September 12, 2008 (funded by a grant from HHMI). Grinnell College Science Division retreat (Sep 2008).
  • Hackett. The Future of Social and Ecological Reseach. International Society for Resource Management (May 2008).
  • Hackett and Rhoten. Environmental Research Charrette. Rutgers University Colloquium (Apr 2008).
  • Hackett, Edward. The NSF Peer Review Process. Regional NSF Day (Nov 2006).
  • Hackett, Edward. Cultural Contradictions of Science. CSPO "EnLightening" Lunch talk (Apr 2006).
  • Hackett, Edward. Cutlural Contradictions of Science. NSF talk (Mar 2006).
  • Hackett, Edward. Introductory remarks. Graduates in Earth, Life, and Social Sciences (Feb 2006).
  • Hackett, Edward. The Cultural Contradictions of Science. Friday Science Lecture Series, Colgate University (Sep 2005).
  • Hackett, Edward, Parker, John, Conz, David. Ecology Transformed: NCEAS and Changing Patterns of Ecological Research. Book workshop organized by the Science of Collaboratories Project, U Michigan (Jun 2005).
  • Hackett, Edward. Essential Tensions: Paradoxes of Identity, Control, and Risk in Research. American Sociological Association Annual Meetings (Aug 2004).
  • Hackett, Edward. Emerging Patterns of Scientific Collaboration. American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meetings (Feb 2004).
  • Hackett, Edward. Transformative Research, Merit Review, and Change in Science. National Science Board Task Force on Policies for Encouraging Transformative Research
  • Hackett, Edward. The Snowbird Charrette.

Service

  • NSF workshop on data archiving and sharing, co-leader (2014 - Present)
  • Science, Social Studies of Science, Research Policy, Higher Education, NAS, MIT Press, Qatar NSF..., Reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • GIOS/Walton Initiatives, Faculty lead, fellows program (2013 - Present)
  • SHESC, Associate Director (2012 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, search committee chair (2011 - Present)
  • Science, Technology & Human Values, Editor (2011 - Present)
  • SHESC, Assocaite Director (2011 - Present)
  • Society for Social Studies of Science, Delegate, International Council for Science (2011 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation, Social Studies of Science, Am Soc Rev, ST&HV, reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Oxford University Pess, Lawrence Erlbaum, Routledge, Balckwell, MIT Press,, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • University of Wisconsin Press, Harvard University Press, Vanderbilt University University of Georgia, reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • academic Research and Creative Acitivities Committee, member (2008 - Present)
  • MIT PRess, Referee (2008 - Present)
  • Social Studies of Science, referee (2008 - Present)
  • peer mentoring, advisor (2008 - Present)
  • member (2007 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation, Director, Division of Social and Economic Sciences (2006 - Present)
  • American Anthropologist, reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Colgate University, reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Ecology & Society, reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • MIT Press, reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Research Policy, reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • SHESC, search committee member (2006 - Present)
  • Science, Technology & Human Values, revieers (2006 - Present)
  • Social Forces, reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Social Studies of Science, reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • University of Michigan, reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes/Affiliated faculty, one of them (2005 - Present)
  • Faculty Mentoring Program, Mentor (for Kevin Corley, Asst Prof, Mgt) (2005 - Present)
  • J of Biomedical Discovery, Associate Editor (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of Biomedical Discovery and Collaboration, Associate Editor (2005 - Present)
  • Science, referee (2005 - Present)
  • Science, Technology & Human Values, Editor (2012 - 2017)
  • SHESC, Faculty mentor (2010 - 2015)
  • First-year retention committee (First Year Forward), member (2014 - 2015)
  • SHESC, Associate Director (2012 - 2014)
  • SHESC, Associate Director (2013 - 2013)
  • European Research Council, invited participant (2013 - 2013)
  • European Research Council, Panelist (2013 - 2013)
  • University of Vienna, Social Sciences (STS in particular), External Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, co-organizer (2013 - 2013)
  • School of Sustainability, search committee chair (2012 - 2012)
  • SHESC, Personel Committee Chair (2011 - 2011)
  • MIT Press, Book manuscript reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Minerva, Reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Personnel Committee, chair (2010 - 2010)
  • SHESC, Faculty mentor (2010 - 2010)
  • Science, reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Social Studies of Science, reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Department of Energy, panelist (2010 - 2010)
  • NSF, panelist (2010 - 2010)
  • Personnel Committee, chair (2009 - 2009)
  • MIT Press, Book manuscript reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • NSF, mail reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Research Policy, Social Problems, Minerva, reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Science, reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Social Studies of Science, reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • NSF Workshop on Social Sciences in WATERS network (environmental observatory), keynote speaker/member (2009 - 2009)
  • National Science Foundation--Workshop on Emergent Research Technologies for Human Sciences, member (2009 - 2009)
  • Society for the Social Studies of Science, Editor, New Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (2002 - 2007)
  • Research Policy, referee (2005 - 2006)
  • National Science Board, National Science Foundation, working group member (2005 - 2006)
  • Social Studies of Science, referee (2005 - 2006)
  • SHESC, member, various governance-design committees (2006 - 2006)
  • SHESC/Environmental Social Science Degree committee, member (2006 - 2006)
  • Global Institute of Sustainability/Planning Committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • Barret Honors College/Faculty Search Committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • SHESC/CHI faculty search committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • SHESC/Governance Redesign Committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • SHESC/Grad Curriculum Implementation Committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • SHESC/Personnel Committee Review, member (2005 - 2006)
  • Research Evaluation, referee (2005 - 2005)
  • National Science Foundation, Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Social Science Research Council, NYC, working group member (2004 - 2005)
  • National Science Foundation, Panelist (2004 - 2004)
  • MIT Press, Reviewer (2004)
  • McGraw-Hill Press, Reviewer (2004)
  • Roxbury Press, Reviewer (2004)
  • University of Wisconsin Press, Reviewer (2004)
  • Department of Sociology, Grad Exam Committee in Work and Organizations, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Undergraduate Assessment Committee, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Social Science Research Council, Invited participant (2004 - 2004)
  • Barrett Honors College, Chair, Faculty Honors Council (2003 - 2004)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Organizer (2003)
  • American Sociological Review, manuscript reviewer (2003)
  • Biology and Society Steering Committee, member (2003)
  • Committee of Review, Department of Sociology, member (2003)
  • Faculty Honors Council, Barrett Honors College, Chair (2003)
  • Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Editor (2003)
  • International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Organizer (2003)
  • MIT Press, book manuscript reviewer (2003)
  • National Science Foundation, Panelist (2003)
  • National Science Foundation, proposal reviewer (2003)
  • Society for Social Studies of Science, Organizer (2003)
  • Survey Lab Advisory Committee, member (2003)
  • Work and Organizations examining committee, member (2003)