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Curriculum Vitae

William H. Sterner, M.B.A.

Lecturer and Director of Instructional Laboratory
Department of Computer Science
The University of Chicago

Publications and Presentations

Review of Answers for Aristotle, by Massimo Piguliucci. The Quarterly Review of Biology. (In press 2013.)

"Can intellectual virtue (excellence) be taught? - in the context of Plato's Protagoras," Presented at the College Family Weekend Model Classes, October 24, 2009.

"Saving Aristotle's Productive Science of Appearances in Poetics 1-6," Presented at the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) lecture series, May 1, 2009

"The Definitory Dialectic of Aristotle's Four Causes and their Organization of Knowledge in Aristotle's Poetics." Presented at the History of Science Society (HSS), 2004 Annual Meeting ,Friday, November 19, 2004

"ELIZA," Encyclopedia of HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION, William Sims Bainbridge, Editor. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, 2004.

"A Process Model is unique in its Conceptual Co-Generativity," The Folio, V. 19, no. 1, 2000-2004, (ISSN: 1063-3693). A themed issue on "Thinking At the Edge: A New Philosophical Practice."

"Symbolic Demeaning, or how ELIZA wasn’t so client centered", History and Philosophy of Science Joint Workshop for Spring — 2000, April 21, 2000.

"Logical Meaning Creation - New Directions for the Humanities," faculty seminar presentation, Information and Society Group, University of Chicago, May 16, 1998.

"Comments on ELIZA" for the Science, Creativity, and Ethics Group, Dialogues, Vol. 3, Number 1, March, 1998.

"Symbolic Demeaning and Interface Design Principles," presentation to Irving Wladawsky-Berger for Center for Information and Society Initiative, University of Chicago, December 2, 1997.

"Symbolic Demeaning (or Discursive Debasement) in Human-Computer Interactions," Online paper for "Conference on After Postmodernism," University of Chicago,

Conference organizer for the "Conference on After Postmodernism," University of Chicago, November 14-16, 1997.

"Modeling Complex Ecosystems using Biota," B. Jones, W. Sterner, J. Schank. Proceedings of the Meeting of IUFRO S4.11-00, August 1995, published by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland.

"Biota: An Object-oriented Tool for Modeling Complex Ecological Systems," B. Jones, W. Sterner and J. Schank. The Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Vol. 19, #9, Sept. 1994. Presented in the Object Oriented session at the Resource Technology 94 / DSS2001 Symposium, Toronto in 12-16 September 1994.

"Multi-Level Science as a Symbol System in the context of HyperMedia," The BioQUEST Curriculum and Learning Tools Development Workshop. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) at Beloit College, June, 1994.

The software program: BIOTA - A Tool for Simulations of Species Interactions in Diverse Environments, on The BioQUEST Library: COMPACT DISK, Ed. John R. Jungck, published by the Academic Software Development Group, University of Maryland, 1993 and with annual updates to present.

"Computer Programming, Curricular Pluralisms, and the Liberal Arts," paper presented at "Systematic Pluralism: an Interdisciplinary Conference," University of Nebraska-Lincoln. April, 1990.

Review of J. David Bolter's Turing's Man: Western Culture in the Computer Age. Published in Computers and the Humanities, 23, 1989.