Daniel Susser is an assistant professor in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology and a research associate at the Rock Ethics Institute. Susser’s research marshals resources from ethics and political philosophy, philosophy of technology, and science and technology studies (STS) to examine the social, political, and ethical dimensions of information technology.
In particular, he focuses on questions around privacy and data ethics, and he has written about privacy and social identity, privacy and transparency, and the development of online habits. He is currently at work on several projects, including investigating the ethics of behavioral ad targeting and online manipulation (as seen, for example, in the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica case).
Before joining Penn State, Susser was an assistant professor of philosophy at San Jose State University, and prior to that, a research fellow at the Information Law Institute at New York University’s School of Law. He earned a BA in computer science and philosophy from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stony Brook University (SUNY).