- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Associate Vice Provost for Discovery, Engagement, and Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
- Foundation Professor and Director, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures
- Co-Director and Professor, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes
- Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Society
- Co-Leader, Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation
- Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
David H. Guston is professor and founding director of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at ASU, where he is also co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes. He is Principal Investigator and Director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS-ASU), a National Science Foundation-funded Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center (NSF # 0531194 and #0937591; ~$13M over ten years) dedicated to studying the societal aspects of nanoscale science and engineering research and improving the societal outcomes of nanotechnologies through enhancing the societal capacity to understand and make informed choices.
Professor Guston is widely published and cited on research and development policy, technology assessment, public participation in science and technology, and the politics of science policy. His book, Between Politics and Science: Assuring the Integrity and Productivity of Research (Cambridge University Press, 2000) was awarded the 2002 Don K. Price Prize by the American Political Science Association for best book in science and technology policy. He has co-authored, Informed Legislatures: Coping with Science in a Democracy (with Megan Jones and Lewis M. Branscomb, University Press of America, 1996), and he has co-edited, The Fragile Contract: University Science and the Federal Government (with Ken Keniston, MIT Press, 1994) and, Shaping the Next Generation of Science and Technology Policy (with CSPO co-director Daniel Sarewitz, University of Wisconsin Press, 2006). Professor Guston is the series editor of the Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society (Springer) with annual volumes beginning in 2008, and he is the general editor of the forthcoming, two-volume Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society (Sage, 2010).
He is currently the founding editor of the Journal of Responsible Innovation (Taylor & Francis) and previously served as the North American editor of the peer-reviewed journal Science and Public Policy.
Professor Guston has served on the National Science Foundation's review panel on Societal Dimensions of Engineering, Science, and Technology (2000-2002) and on the National Academy of Engineering's Steering Committee on Engineering Ethics and Society (2002). He has held visiting positions at Columbia University, the Copenhagen Business School, and the Kent School of Law. In 2002, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He co-chaired the 2008 Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy, “Governing Emerging Technologies.” He holds a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from MIT.
- PhD, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
- BA, Yale University, 1987
- AB, Technology and Society (with Honors), Yale University, 1987
Radatz, A., M. Reinsborough, E. Fisher, E. Corley and D. Guston. 2019. An assessment of engaged social science research in nanoscale science and engineering communities. Science and Public Policy 46(6):853-865. DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scz034. (link )
Guston, D. H. 2018. ...Damned if you don't. Journal of Responsible Innovation 5(3):347-352. DOI: 10.1080/23299460.2018.1506208. (link )
Kuzma, J., F. Gould, Z. Brown, J. Collins, J. Delborne, E. K. Frow, D. Guston, C. Leitschuh, K. Oye and S. Stauffer. 2018. A roadmap for gene drives: using institutional analysis and development to frame research needs and governance in a systems context. Journal of Responsible Innovation 5(Sup 1):S31-S39. DOI: 10.1080/23299460.2017.1410344. (link )
Selin, C., K. Campbell Rawlings, K. de Ridder-Vignone, J. Sadowski, C. Altamirano Allende, G. Gano, S. R. Davies and D. H. Guston. 2017. Experiments in engagement: Designing public engagement with science and technology for capacity building. Public Understanding of Science 26(6):634-649. DOI: 10.1177/0963662515620970. (link )
Tomblin, D., Z. Pirtle, M. Farooque, D. Sittenfeld, E. Mahoney, R. Worthington, G. Gano, M. Gates, I. Bennett, J. Kessler, A. Kaminski, J. G. Lloyd and D. H. Guston. 2017. Integrating public deliberation into engineering systems: Participatory technology assessment of NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission. The International Journal of Space Poiitics & Policy 15(2):141-166. DOI: 10.1080/14777622.2017.1340823. (link )
Clark, W. C., T. P. Tomich, M. van Noorwijk, D. Guston and D. Catacutan. 2016. Boundary work for sustainable development: Natural resource management at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(17):4615-4622. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0900231108. (link )
Halpern, M. K., J. Sadowski, J. Eschrich, E. F. Finn and D. H. Guston. 2016. Stitching together creativity and responsibility: Interpreting Frankenstein across disciplines. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 36(1):49-57. DOI: 0.1177/0270467616646637. (link )
Johnson, B. D. and D. H. Guston. 2016. Futures we want to inhabit. Computer 49(2):78-79. DOI: 10.1109/MC.2016.52. (link )
Sadowski, J. and D. H. Guston. 2016. ‘You caught me off guard’: Probing the futures of complex engineered nanomaterials. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 18:Art. 208. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-016-3485-z. (link )
Wiek, A., R. W. Foley, D. H. Guston and M. J. Bernstein. 2016. Broken promises and breaking ground for responsible innovation -- intervention research to transform business-as-usual in nanotechnology innovation. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 28(6):639-650. DOI: 10.1080/09537325.2015.1129399. (link )
Guston, D. H. 2014. Building the capacity for public engagement with science in the United States. Public Understanding of Science 23(1):53-59. DOI: 10.1177/0963662513476403. (link )
Wender, B., R. W. Foley, V. Prado-Lopez, D. Ravikumar, D. A. Eisenberg, T. A. Hottle, J. Sadowski, W. P. Flanagan, A. Fisher, L. Laurin, M. E. Bates, I. Linkov, T. P. Seager, M. P. Fraser and D. H. Guston. 2014. Illustrating anticipatory life cycle assessment for emerging photovoltaic technologies. Environmental Science & Technology 48(18):10531-10538. DOI: 10.1021/es5016923. (link )
Guston, D. H. 2013. Understanding 'anticipatory governance'. Social Studies of Science 44(2):218-242. DOI: 10.1177/0306312713508669. (link )
Wender, B., R. W. Foley, D. H. Guston, T. P. Seager and A. Wiek. 2013. Anticipatory governance and anticipatory life-cycle assessment of single wall carbon nanotube anode lithium ion batteries. Journal of Nanotechnology Law and Business 9(3):201-216. (link )
Wiek, A., D. Guston, S. van der Leeuw, C. Selin and P. Shapira. 2013. Nanotechnology in the city: Sustainability challenges and anticipatory governance. Journal of Urban Technology 20(2):45-62. DOI: 10.1080/10630732.2012.735415. (link )
Wiek, A., R. W. Foley and D. H. Guston. 2012. Nanotechnology for sustainability—what are the opportunities and what are the limitations?. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14:1093-1112.
Wiek, A., D. H. Guston, E. K. Frow and J. Calvert. 2012. Sustainability and anticipatory governance in synthetic biology. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development 3(2):25-38. DOI: 10.4018/jsesd.2012040103. (link )
Guston, D. H. 2011. Participating despite questions: Toward a more confident participatory technology assessmetn. Science and Engineering Ethics 17(4):691-697. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-011-9314-y. (link )
Guston, D. H. 2010. The anticipatory governance of emerging techologies. Journal of the Korean Vacuum Society 19(4):432-441. (link )
Brown, M. B. and D. H. Guston. 2009. Science, democracy, and the right to research. Science and Engineering Ethics 15(351-366):. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-009-9135-4. (link )
Gano, G. L., J. E. Crowley and D. Guston. 2007. "Shielding" the knowledge transfer process in human service research. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 17(1):39-60. DOI: 10.1093/jopart/muj013. (link )
Scheufele, D. A., E. A. Corley, S. Dunwoody, T. Shih, E. Hillback and D. H. Guston. 2007. Scientists worry about some risks more than the public. Nature Nanotechnology 2(12):732-734. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2007.392. (link )
Shapiro, S. and D. H. Guston. 2006. Procedural control of the bureaucracy, peer review, and epistemic drift. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 17(4):535-551. DOI: 0.1093/jopart/mul026. (link )
Guston, D. H., M. Jones and L. M. Branscomb. 2005. The demand for and supply of technical information and analysis in state legislatures. Policy Studies Journal 25(3):451-469. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-0072.1997.tb00034.x. (link )
Clark, W. C., D. W. Cash, F. Alcock, N. M. Dickson, N. Eckley, D. H. Guston, J. Jager and R. B. Mitchell. 2003. Knowledge systems for sustainable development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100(14):8088-8091. DOI: 0.1073/pnas.1231332100. (link )
Guston, D. H. 2003. Principal-agent theory and the structure of science policy, revisited: 'Science in policy' and the US Report on Carcinogens. Science and Public Policy 5(347-357):. DOI: 10.3152/147154303781780335. (link )
Guston, D. H. and D. Sarewitz. 2002. Real-time technology assessment. Technology in Society 24(1-2):93-109. DOI: 10.1016/S0160-791X(01)00047-1. (link )
Agrawala, S., K. Broad and D. H. Guston. 2001. Integrating climate forecasts and societal decision making: Challenges to an emergent boundary organization. Science, Technologhy, & Human Values 26(4):454-477. DOI: 10.1177/016224390102600404. (link )
Guston, D. H. 2001. Integrity, responsibility, and democracy in science. Scipolicy 1(2):167-3168-18940. (link )
Guston, D. H. 1999. Changing explanatory frameworks in the U.S. government's attempt to define research misconduct. Science and Engineering Ethics 5(137-154):. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-999-0002-0. (link )
Guston, D. H. 1999. Evaluating the first U.S. consensus conference: The impact of the citizens' panel on telecommunications and the future of democracy. Science, Technology, & Human Values 24(4):451-482. DOI: 10.1177/016224399902400402. (link )
Guston, D. H. 1999. Stabilizing the boundary between US politics and science: The role of the Office of Technology Transfer as a boundary organization. Social Studies of Science 29(1):87-111. (link )
Guston, D. H. 1997. Critical appraisal in science and technology policy analysis: The example of Science, the endless frontier. Policy Sciences 30:233-255. DOI: 10.1023/A:1004319423297. (link )
Guston, D. H., M. Jones and L. M. Branscomb. 1997. Technology assessment in the U.S. state legislatures. Technological Forescasting and Social Change 54(2-3):233-250. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-1625(96)00146-1. (link )
Guston, D. H. 1996. Principal-agent theory and the structure of science polciy. Science and Public Policy 23(4):229-240. DOI: 10.1093/spp/23.4.229. (link )
Guston, D. H., E. F. Finn and J. Robert eds. 2017. Frankenstein (by Mary Shelley): Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds. The MIT Press. Cambridge, MA. ISBN: 9780262533287.
Zirulnik, M. L., L. Gutkind and D. Guston eds. 2015. The Rigthful Place of Science: Creative Nonfiction. Consortium for Science, Policy & OUtcomes, Arizona State University. ISBN: 978-0692366158.
Guston, D. H. 2010. Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. SAGE Publishing. ISBN: 9781412969871.
Guston, D. H. and D. Sarewitz eds. 2006. Shaping Science and Technology Policy: The Next Generation of Research. The University of Wisconsin Press. Madison, WI. ISBN: 978-0299219109.
Guston, D. H. 2000. Between Politics and Science: Assuring the Integrity and Productivity of Research. Cambridge University Presss. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-0521653183.
Jones, M., D. H. Guston and L. M. Branscomb. 1996. Informed Legislaures: Coping with Science in a Democracy. UPA. ISBN: 978-0761804048.
Guston, D. H. and K. Keniston eds. 1994. The Fragile Contract: University Science and the Federal Government. MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0262571074.
Fisher, E., D. H. Guston and B. Trinidad. 2019. Making responsible innovators. Pp. 345-366 In: Wisnioski, M., E. S. Hintz and M. Stettler Kleine eds., Does America Need More Innovators?. MIT Press. ISBN: 9780262352598.
Foley, R. W., D. H. Guston and D. Sarewitz. 2019. Towards the anticipatory governance of geoengineering. Pp. 223-243 In: Blackstock, J. J. and S. Low eds., Geoengineering Our Climate? Ethics, Politics and Governance. Routledge. New York, NY. ISBN: 978-1849713733.
Wisnioski, M., H. Fasihuddin, L. Britos Cavagnaro, M. McManus, D. MacDonald, E. Arkilic, M. Feldman, J. Gustetic, B. Godin, E. S. Hintz, S. Pfotenhauer, L. D. Cook, A. Russell, L. Vinsel, N. Rusk, W. B. Carlson, L. Sanders, C. Ashcraft, E. Fisher, D. H. Guston, B. Trinidad and M. Stettler Kleine. 2019. 8 Critics: Introduction. Pp. 133-140 In: Wisnioski, M., E. S. Hintz and M. Stettler Kleine eds., Does America Need More Innovators?. The MIT Press. ISBN: 9780262536738.
Stilgoe, J. and D. H. Guston. 2018. Responsible research and innovation. Pp. 853-880 In: Felt, U., R. Fouche, C. A. Miller and L. Smith-Doerr eds., The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, Fourth Edition. MIT Press. ISBN: 9780262035682.
Stilgoe, J. and D. H. Guston. 2017. Responsible research and innovation. Pp. 853-909 In: Felt, U., R. Fouche, C. A. Miller and L. Smith-Doerr eds., The Handbook of Science and Technologies Studies, Fourth Edition. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA. ISBN: 978-0262035682.
Gutkind, L., D. Guston and G. Ottinger. 2015. To think, to write, to publish. Pp. 1-18 In: Zirulnik, M. L., L. Gutkind and D. Guston eds., The Rightful Place of Science: Creative Nonfiction. Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University. ISBN: 978-0692366158.
Guston, D. H. 2013. "Daddy, can I have a puddle gator?": Creativity, anticipation, and responsible innovation. Pp. 109-118 In: Owen, R., J. R. Bessant and M. Heintz eds., Responsible Innovation: Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society. Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-119-96636-4.
Hamlett, P., M. D. Cobb and D. H. Guston. 2013. National citizens' technology forum: Nanotechnologies and human enhancement. Pp. 265-283 In: Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett eds., Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Vol 3. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-94-007-1786-2.
Owen, R., J. Stilgoe, P. Macnaghten, M. Gorman, E. Fisher and D. H. Guston. 2013. A framework for responsible innovation. Pp. 27-50 In: Owen, R., J. R. Bessant and M. Heintz eds., Responsible Innovation: Managing the Responsible Emergence of Science and Innovation in Society. Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-119-96636-4.
Barben, D., E. Fisher, C. Selin and D. H. Guston. 2008. Anticipatory governance of nanotechnology: Foresight, engagement, and integration. Pp. 979-1000 In: Hackett, E. J., O. Amsterdamska, M. Lynch and J. Wajcman eds., The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, 3rd Ed.. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA. ISBN: 978-0262083645.
Guston, D. H. and K. Keniston. 1994. Introduction: The social contract for science. Pp. 1-41 In: Guston, D. H. and K. Keniston eds., The Fragile Contract: University Science and the Federal Government. MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0262571074.
Guston, D. H. and A. Wiek. 2010. The nano-enhanced city: Sustainability challenges and anticipatory governance. Presentation at the Conference of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) 2010, Septermber 29-October 2, 2010, Darmstadt, Germany.