Curriculum Vitae

Dylan E. Wittkower
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
9016 Batten Arts & Letters
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529

Contact: dwittkow [at] odu [dot] edu

Full CV

Highlights from Publications:


Wittkower, D.E. (forthcoming 1 Nov., 2022). What Would Plato Think?: 200+ Philosophical Questions that could Change Your Life. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Wittkower, D.E. (2013). The philosopher’s book of questions & answers. Avon, MA: Adams Media.

Wittkower, D.E. & Lucinda Rush (Eds.). (2013). Ender’s Game and philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.

Wittkower, D.E. (Ed.). (2011). Philip K. Dick and philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.

Wittkower, D.E. (Ed.). (2010). Facebook and philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.

Wittkower, D.E. (Ed.). (2010). Mr. Monk and philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.

Wittkower, D.E. (Ed.). (2008). iPod and philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.

Selected Articles and Book Chapters:

Wittkower, D.E. (2021). What is it like to be a bot? In S. Vallor (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Technology. Oxford University Press.

Wittkower, L.R. & Wittkower, D.E. (2020). Short circuits in the information cycle: Addressing information breakdowns using the information literacy framework. Journal of Sociotechnical Critique, 1(1), 1–21.

Wittkower, D.E. (2020). Privacy as care in the internet of things. In H. Wiltse, Relating to Things: Design, Technology and the Artificial. Bloomsbury.

Wittkower, D.E. (2019). For love and money: Community and the ethics of care in crowdfunding. In L. Ballarini, S. Costantini, M. Kaiser, J. Matthews, V. Rouzé (Eds.), Financement Participatif: Les Nouveaux Territoires du Capitalisme, Questions de communication, série actes 38.

Wittkower, D.E. (2017). Technology and discrimination. In J. Pitt & A. Shew (Eds.), Spaces for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology. New York: Routledge.

Wittkower, D.E. (2016). Lurkers, creepers, and virtuous interactivity: From property rights to consent and care as a conceptual basis for privacy concerns and information ethics. First Monday, v.21(10): n.p.

Wittkower, D.E. (2016). Farmville, eternal recurrence, and the will-to-power-ups. In D. Mellamphy & N. Biswas Mellamphy (Eds.), The digital dionysus: Nietzsche and the network-centric condition. Earth: Punctum Books.

Wittkower, D. E. (2016). Principles of anti-discriminatory design2016 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology, IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/ETHICS.2016.7560055.

Wittkower, D.E. (2015). Social media and the organization man. APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, 15(1): 16–20. By invitation.

Wittkower, D.E. & Rush, L. (2014). Exploiting fluencies: Educational expropriation of social networking site consumer training. Digital Culture and Education (6): 13–29.

Wittkower, D.E. (2014). Facebook and dramauthentic identity: A post-Goffmanian model of identity performance on SNS. First Monday, v.19(4): n.p.

Wittkower, D.E., Selinger, E., & Rush, L. (2014). Public philosophy of technology: Motivations, barriers, and reforms. Techné 17(2): 179–200. Revision of version originally published in conference proceedings.

Wittkower, D.E. (2013). Boredom on Facebook. In G. Lovink & M. Rasch (Eds.), Unlike Us Reader: Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives (pp. 180–88). Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. By invitation.

Wittkower, D.E. (2012). ‘Friend’ is a verb. APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, 12(1): 22–26.

Wittkower, D.E. (2012). On the origins of the cute as a dominant aesthetic category in digital culture. In T. Luke & J. Hunsinger (Eds.), Putting knowledge to work and letting information play (pp. 212–221). Transdisciplinary Studies v.4. Boston: Sense Publishers (Springer). By invitation.

Oxley, J. & Wittkower, D.E. (2011). Care and loyalty in the workplace. In M. Hamington & M. Sander-Staudt (Eds.), Applying care ethics to business (pp. 221–244). New York: Springer.

Wittkower, D.E. (2011). A provisional phenomenology of the audiobook. In M. Rubery (Ed.), Audiobooks, literature, and sound studies (pp. 216–231). New York: Routledge. (Direct download.)

Wittkower, D.E. (2011). On the wrongfulness of strong copyright in e-business. In D. Palmer (Ed.), Ethical issues in e-business (pp. 152–171). IGI Global, 2010. Also anthologized in Global Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, Information Resources Management Association, 2011.

Wittkower, D.E. (2009). Method against method: Swarm and interdisciplinary research methodology. Social Identities, 15(4): 477–493.

Selected Grants:

“Trust, Interoperability, and Inclusion: A Framework for Creating Cyber-trust in Connected Homes,” COVA CCI Cybersecurity Research and Innovation Funding, Track 1: Research Development. PI Stephanie Blackmon (William and Mary), Co-PIs D.E. Wittkower (ODU) and Saikou Diallo (ODU VMASC). Start date 1 May 2020, end date 30 April 2021. Fully funded at $150,000.

“GenCyber: Preparing Tomorrow’s Heroes to Secure the Cyberspace,” NSA GenCyber Program. PI Chunsheng Xin (Electrical and Computer Engineering, ODU), Co-PIs Dan Zhao (Computer Science, ODU), D.E. Wittkower (Philosophy, ODU), Tammi Dice (Counseling & Human Services, ODU), Hongyi Wu (Electrical and Computer Engineering, ODU). Start date 10 May 2019, end date 9 August 2019. Fully funded at $96,100.

As Faculty Participant: “Bridging the Disciplinary Gaps in Cybersecurity Curricula through General Education, High Impact Practices, and Training for Incoming Freshmen,” NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service. Co-PIs Brian Payne (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice), Hongyi Wu (CCSER; Electrical and Computer Engineering). Start date 1 September 2016, end date 31 August 2021. Fully funded at $499,994.

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