Michael J. Bugeja is an ethicist and author of 25 books, including Interpersonal Divide in the Age of the Machine and Vanishing Act: the erosion of online footnotes and implications for scholarship in the digital age. The first edition of Living Ethics, along with the first edition of Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age, won the Clifford G. Christians award for research in media ethics. Dr. Bugeja is a regular contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. He is the former director of and now professor at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University.
Dr. Bugeja is a frequent source about media, technology and ethics, interviewed by The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, International Herald Tribune, Newsday, American Journalism Review, Columbia Journalism Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, and other media outlets. His creative and scholarly works have appeared in a variety of publications, including Harper’s, The Chronicle Review, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, New Media and Society, and Journalism Quarterly, among others. His awards include the Scripps Howard Foundation Outstanding Administrator of the Year, the Iowa State University Outstanding Administrator Award, Iowa Newspaper Association Distinguished Service Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, and an Ohio Arts Council fellowship. Dr. Bugeja has received several teaching honors, including an AMOCO Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award and the University Professor Teaching Award, both bestowed by student bodies of major research institutions. Before entering academe, Dr. Bugeja worked as a state editor and national correspondent for United Press International.