Fay Cobb Payton, Ph.D.



Journal Publications




Service/Professional Development



Peer Reviewed Publications


Theme - Global and U.S. Digital Equity/Social (Ex)Inclusion

Applying IRSS Theory: The Clark Atlanta University Exemplar (with T. Suarez-Brown and C. Lamar), Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Forthcoming.

Considering the Political Roles of Black Talk Radio and the Afrosphere in Response to the Jena 6: Social Media and the Blogosphere (with L. Kvasny), Information Technology & People, 2012 (25:1), 81 - 102. (Download)

Gendered Perspectives on the Digital Divide, IT Education and Workforce Participation in Kenya (with L. Kvasny, V. Mbarika and A. Amadi), IEEE Transactions on Education, 2008 (51:2), 256-261.(Download)

Gary Dickson Exemplar: Applying IRSS Psychology Discourse, Communications of the AIS Special Issue Honoring the Contribution of Dickson to Student and Colleague Mentoring, 2007 (20:3), 11-14. (Download)

The Case of Women and IT in Sub-Saharan Africa: Education Issues Abound (with V. Mbarika, L. Kvasny & A. Amadi) - The Information Society, 2007 (23), 1-18. (Download)

African-American IT Professionals: Diversity and Employee Rights Considered, Journal of Individual Employment Rights: Special Issue on Implication of Technology and Information Systems for Individual Employee Rights, 2006 (11:4), 349-367.

Using IRSS Psychology Theory to Understand the Experiences of Under-represented Faculty in the IS/IT Domain (with V. Mbarika and S. D. White), Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2006 (4:2), 191-213. (Download)

A Re-Examination of RacioEthnic Imbalance of IS Doctorates: Changing the Face of the IS Classroom (with S. White and V. Mbarika), Journal of the AIS, 2005 (6:1), 37-51. (Download)

Rethinking the Digital Divide, 2003, Communications of the ACM (46:6), 89-91. (Download)

Diversity in IS: What are Current Ph.D. Students Saying using GDSS? (with C. Jackson), 1999, Computer Personnel (20:3), 27-39. (Download)


Theme - Health Care and Data Management

Health Care IT: Process, People, Patients and Interdisciplinary Considerations (with G. Pare, C. Le Rouge and M. Reddy), 2011, Journal of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 12: Iss. 2, Article 4. (Download) (Press Release)

Health Care and Banking Professionals: Will They Protect Your Privacy? (with J. Earp) - Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 2006 (16:2), 105-122. (Download)

Data Warehousing & Health Care CRM: The Role of Trust in the Implementation Process (with D. Zahay) - Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 2005 (10:4), 315-326.

Understanding Why Marketing Doesn't Use the Health Care Corporate Data Warehouse for CRM Applications (with D. Zahay), 2003 (20:4), Journal of Database Marketing, 237-244.

Privacy, Computerization of Medical Records and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (with D. Baumer and J. Earp), 2000, Computers and Society (30:4), 40-47.


Theme - Global and U.S. Health Care Informatics/Disparities

Modeling the Impact of Comorbitity on Breast Cancer Patient Outcomes (with S. Zhang and J. Ivy), Health Care Management Science, Published Online, November 2009 (Cited in MDLinx)

Testing Integrative Technology (Telemedicine) Acceptance Models Among Ethiopian Physicians (with K. Mengistu, P. Meso and V. Mbarika), Telemedicine and e-Health, 2010, 16(3), 327-343. (Download)

Analytics - Addressing Services and Care Delivery Among HIV Cases, Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, (3:2), 13-33,Fall 2009 Issue.(Press Release)

Contemplating Public Policy in AIDS/HIV Online Content, Then Where is the Technology Spirit? (with J. Kiwanuka-Tondo), European Journal of Information Systems, 2009, 18, 192-204. (Abstract) (Press Release)

Telemedicine Diffusion in a Developing Country: The Case of India (with V. Mbarika, A. Pal and P. Datta), IEEE Transactions on IT in Biomedicine, 2005 (9:1), 59-65. (Download)

e-Health Leading to B2E Commerce in the Human Resource Function, 2003, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce (13:2), 147-161. (Download)

Interorganizational Health Care Systems Implementations: An Exploratory Study of Early Electronic Commerce Initiatives (with M. Ginzberg), 2001, Health Care Management Review (26:2), 20-32. (Download)

Lessons Learned From Three Interorganizational Health Care Systems Implementation, 2000, Information and Management (37:6), 311-321.(Download)

Examining Systems Utilization of a Community Health Information Network (with P. Brennan), 1999, Communications of the ACM (42:12), 85-89. (Download)

Needs Determination For A Community Approach To Health Care Delivery (with P. Brennan and M. Ginzberg), 1995, International Journal of Technology Management - Special Issues Series on Management of Technology in Health Care (11), 157-174.


Theme - Data Management

Data Warehousing Implementation and Outsourcing Challenges: An Action Research Project with Solectron (with R. Handfield), Communications of AIS, 2003 (12), 633-648. (Download)


Strategies for Data Warehousing Intelligence Piece (with R. Hanfield), Sloan Management Review (45:3), 2004, (Abbreviated from December 2004 CAIS Publication)

The Last Word: STEM Education and African Americans, Black Issues in Higher Education (21:2), 2004 (Invited Piece based on Digital Divide, CACM 2003 Publication)

Dirty Laundry: Privacy Issues for IT Professionals (with J. Earp), 2000 (2:2), ITProfessional


Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters Theme - Global and U.S. Digital Equity/Social (Ex)Inclusion

Social Activism in the ‘Blackosphere’: The Jena 6 Case (with L. Kvasny and K. Hales), In Interpersonal Relations and Social Patterns in Communication Technologies: Discourse Norms, Language Structures and Cultural Variables, Jung-ran Park (eds.). 

Digital Divide or Digital Equity: Other Considerations?, 2008, In International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, editor William A. Darity.

Minorities and Information Technology: Critical Issues and Trends in Digital Divide Research (with L. Kvasny), 2007, In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 2nd Edition, editor Mehdi Khosrow-Pour.

Work-Life Balance and Identity in a Virtual World (with E. Berki), 2005, In the University of Lapland (Finland), Lost and Found in Virtual Reality: Women and Information Technology, editor Hannakaisa Isomaki.

Minorities and Information Technology: Critical Issues and Trends in Digital Divide Research (with L. Kvasny), In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, First Edition, Number 1-803, 2005, editor Mehdi Khosrow-Pour.

Theme - Global and U.S. Health Care Informatics/Disparities

Analytics - Unpacking Hidden Knowledge of Social Exclusion in the AIDS/HIV Black Community, 2008, Encyclopaedia of Healthcare Information Systems, editors Nilmini Wickramasinghe and Elie Geisler.

Theme - Health Care and Data Management

Privacy of Medical Records: IT Implications of HIPAA (with D. Baumer and J. Earp), 2005, In Ethics, Computing and Genomics: Moral Controversies in Computational Genomics, editor Herman Tavani.

Data Mining Applications in Health Care, 2003, In Data Mining: Opportunities and Challenges, editor John Wang.


Manuscripts Under Review and Working Papers

The Coverage of the AIDS Epidemic in Uganda: A Content Analysis of the Daily News Coverage (with J. Kiwanuka-Tondo)

Understanding the Roles of Mental Disorder on HIV Comorbid Patient Outcomes (with S. Zhang and J. Ivy)

A Predictive Model of Factors Critical to Girls' Choices of IT Careers (with D. Grant and L. Knight)



Adaptive Health Management Information Systems: Concepts, Cases, & Practical Applications, Third Edition, J. Tan with Fay Cobb Payton (Details)

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