James F. Caccamo is Associate Professor of Theology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he teaches Christian social ethics. Former choir director and computer programmer, Jim’s work focuses on the implications of technology and media on spiritual and moral practices. He received his doctorate in Theology in 2004, where he wrote his dissertation (The Responsorial Self: Christian Ethics and Ritual Song
) on the role of communication in the form of worship music on moral formation.
His current work focuses on the ethics of information and communication technologies. At present, he is working on the book Rewiring Virtue
, a virtue ethics technology use. Along the way, he will be blogging on ethical issues in ITCs at RewiringVirtue.com
. His work has appeared in Journal of Business Ethics
, Religious and Ethical Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century
, The National Catholic Reporter, CatholicMoralTheology.com,
and God's Grandeur: The Arts and Imagination in Theology
. He has also published Living Worship
(Brazos Press, 2011), an interactive, multimedia application for teaching liturgy in seminary settings. He is the founder of the Society of Christian Ethics’ Technology Ethics Interest Group, a contributor to Internet and Mobile Safety: A Guide for Parents Through the Eyes of Faith
(a joint publication of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America), and a part of the Theology and Communications: In Dialogue
project, an ongoing scholarly forum sponsored by the Pontifical Council on Social Communications in co-operation with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. With David Matzko McCarthy, he will be editing a special issue of the Journal of Moral Theology
on Technology Ethics slated for 2015.
Interviews with Jim about technology and ethics have appeared in/on National Public Radio, USA Today
, the Associated Press, WPVI/6ABC (Philadelphia), KYW/3CBS (Philadelphia), the Philadelphia Inquirer
, DelawareOnline.com, the Providence Journal
(Providence, RI), and CBC-Radio (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).