David J. Gunkel

David J. Gunkel is the Presidential Teaching Professor of Communication Technology at Northern Illinois University. He earned his B.A. in Communication Arts and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, and Ph.D. in Philosophy from DePaul University.

Professor Gunkel researches the philosophy of technology and the consequences that have resulted from the adoption of new technology.

Representative Publications

Coeckelbergh, Mark, and David J. Gunkel. “Facing Animals: A Relational, Other-Oriented Approach to Moral Standing.” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27.5 (2014): 715-733.

Gunkel, David J. “Communication and Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Challenges for the 21st Century.” Communication+ 1 1.1 (2012): 1-25.

Gunkel, David J. “What Does it Matter Who is Speaking? Authorship, Authority, and the Mashup.” Popular Music and Society 35.1 (2012): 71-91.

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