- Professor Weckert receives international recognition with 2019 Covey Award
- Recognition of Professor Weckert’s deep influence on the ethics of information technology
Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) Emeritus Professor John Weckert was selected by the International Association for Computing and Philosophy’sExecutive Board to receive its 2019 Covey Award.
The Covey Awardrecognises senior scholars with a substantial record of innovative research in the field of computing and philosophy.
Charles Sturt Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said the award to Professor Weckert highlighted the breadth of his knowledge.
“Charles Sturt University congratulates Professor Weckert on receiving the Covey Award.”
“It is a tribute to his contribution to research and education in ethics and technology over his career both here in Australia and internationally,” Professor Vann said.
Professor Weckert said the award reflected his general work in the field of ethics and Information Technology and technology more broadly.
“I’ve kept a fairly low profile in recent years, so it was a bit of a surprise.”
“The Covey Award is also recognition of Charles Sturt University an international leader in the field of ethics of technology and applied ethics more generally,” Professor Weckert said.
Professor Weckert said he wouldn’t have been able to complete his research without the support of Charles Sturt University.
In granting Professor Weckert the award, the Board said his deep influence on the ethics of information technology is widely known and respected, and that he had fostered “by both example and personal influence the careers of many scholars who have continued following the fruitful paths of research his work brought to light.”