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Marsha Cook Woodbury

Marsha Cook Woodbury, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Advisor for the Computer Fear Film Festival (CF3), for Alpha Omega Epsilon, a social and professional engineering sorority, and for the UIUC programming team that competed in the 27th Annual ACM-ICPC World Finals, and the UIUC team that will compete in Prague in 2004.
Former Chair, CPSR, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, Faculty member of the International Women's University (ifu)

Current Courses:

Some Recent Publications

  • A Difficult Decade: Continuing Freedom of Information Challenges for the United States and its Universities -- An article that updates the earlier one, Freedom of Information Laws Affect the Autonomy of American Universities. Both are in the E Law - Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law. The latest appears in Vol. 10, N. 3, the December 2003 issue.
  • What, Me Worry? The Empowerment of Employees, a chapter in The Social, Ethical & Policy Implications of Information Systems, 2004, edited by Brennan and Johnson, Information Science Publishing.
  • Jewish Images in the Media, a chapter in Images That Injure, 2nd Edition, 2003, edited by Lester and Ross, Praeger Publishers.
  • Computer and Information Ethics,  2002, by Marsha Woodbury, a text book; Stipes Publishing Company, ISBN  158874-155-9
  • Women in Computing, a chapter in Feminist Challenges in the Information Age, 2002, by Lloyd, et. al. published by Leske + Budrich, Opladen, ISBN 3-8100-3255-7.
  • Web Ethics in Multimedia, on the CD Renaissance in Social Science Computing, 2002, edited by Burton, Finnegan, and Herr, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • On Ethics and Identity, a chapter in Libraries, Museums, and Archives: Legal Issues and Ethical Challenges in the New Information Era, 2002, edited by Linpinski, Scarecrow Press, Maryland.

Educational History:

Courses Previously Taught:

I have worked:

At UIUC I am owner of
  • WOC-INFO, the listserv about events and policies for women at UIUC (Owner and Editor).
National organizations:

I maintain a decidedly more informal personal home page. I am a Broadway fan.

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Archived CPSR Information
Created before October 2004

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International Chapters -

> Canada
> Japan
> Peru
> Spain

USA Chapters -

> Chicago, IL
> Pittsburgh, PA
> San Francisco Bay Area
> Seattle, WA
Why did you join CPSR?

I support critical thinking--including ethical issues--when it comes to decisions about the use of technology. I want more people to have access to learn about technology. I would like to see resources go into finding and implementing technologies that provide the most public good.