The House Professor is the Dean and leader of the House community and provides intellectual and social direction for the House. The House Professor-Dean works in close partnership with the Assistant Dean, graduate and undergraduate staff, Active Citizens, House Fellows, and the Keeton Collective to maintain the welfare of the House community and the well-being of its individual members.
Steve Jackson is an Associate Professor of Information Science and Science and Technology Studies, and current Chair of the Cornell Information Science Department. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of information ethics, law, and policy, human-computer interaction, and global computing, with special interest in problems of ethics, practice and governance in fields undergoing rapid computational change. His work has appeared in over 70 journal articles and conference proceedings, and has been supported by funders ranging from the U.S. National Science Foundation and Social Science Research Council to the Ford Foundation, Intel Research, and World Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Science Studies from the University of California, San Diego; an M.A. in Political Economy from Carleton University in Ottawa; and a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Concordia University in Montreal. Along with his partner Kary and kids Oliver (16) and Lucia (13), he enjoys biking, swimming, reading, music, and attending to the House Professor family’s various animals.