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CSU: Human Experience and Societal Impact.

The Cleveland State University Human Fusions Institute research team focuses on human experience and society impact.  We do so by assembling teams focusing on innovative methods to better understand human performance within tactile sensation advanced technologies and institutional ethics.  These teams are driven by two transdisciplinary efforts: HELPPS (Human, Ethical, Legal, Psychological, Phenomenological, and Societal impacts of advanced technology) and Society 5.0, an initiative designed around using creative conflict to transcend disciplinary boundaries through dialogue, mentorship, teaching, and applied research.  

Nicholas Zingale, Ph.D.

Nicholas Zingale, Ph.D., has over 30-years of academic and professional experience in higher education, public sector projects, and private sector consultation. He is currently an associate professor and Ph.D. Director in the School of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. He is the co-director of the CSU T.E.C.H. Hub and leads the Case Western Reserve University Human Fusions Initiative at Cleveland State in collaboration with the UCLA Biomechatronics Laboratory.  He directs the Society 5.0 and HELPPS initiatives at CSU – a transdisciplinary team addressing the implications of advanced technology in society.  He also serves as the co-director of the Institute of Applied Phenomenology.  Dr. Zingale’s research and teaching is at the intersection of phenomenology, advanced technology, and administrative governance from which he has received major external research funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, and the Cleveland Foundation.  He is an internationally invited speaker on technology in society and the future of life and is working on a book titled Society 5.0.  He holds degrees from Bowling Green State University, Baldwin Wallace College, a Ph.D. from the University of Akron, and is a post-doctorate senior executive fellow from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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