Kelly Joyce, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Science, Technology, and Society program. She teaches courses on the social dimensions of health and illness as well as courses on the values embedded in technological design and use. Her main research areas are: (1) medical knowledge and clinical practice and (2) aging, science, and technology. Her current research takes up the use of the category autoimmune illness in medicine and examines how people live with these illnesses in daily life.
Professor Joyce previously was an Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of William and Mary. She also served as a Program Director for the Science, Technology, and Society program and the Ethics Education in Science and Engineering program at the National Science Foundation during 2009-2011. She received the Director's Award for Collaborative Integration for contributing to the education of ethical scientists, interagency collaboration, and extraordinary efforts in integrating ethical expertise with scientific knowledge in 2011.