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Jo Ann Oravec


University of Wisconsin



Artificial Intelligence Consumer Technology Cybersecurity Education Free Speech Government Information Technology Intellectual Property Journalism Policy Privacy Research Service Design

Jo Ann Oravec is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Information Technology and Supply Chain Management; she is also affiliated with the Holtz Center for STS, University of Wisconsin-Madison and has recently taught AI at Madison as well. She received her MBA, MS, MA, and PhD degrees at Madison. She taught at Baruch College of CUNY; she also taught in the School of Business at Madison as well as at Ball State. She chaired the Privacy Council of the State of Wisconsin, the nation's first state-level council dealing with information technology and privacy issues. She has written books (including "Virtual Individuals, Virtual Groups," Cambridge University Press) and many articles on futurism, higher education, AI, disability, mental health and cyberbullying, tech design, digital hoarding, and public policy. She has consulted on privacy and futurism, worked for public television and developed software. She has held visiting fellow positions at Cambridge and Oxford.

Keywords: privacy, digital divide, cyberbullying, digital hoarding, healthcare, disabilities, higher education