Empowering Leadership: Computing Scholars of Tomorrow Alliance

Dr. Fay Cobb Payton, discussed Identifying a Dissertation Topic on 1/5/12. To watch this session at your convenience, go to http://bit.ly/AChSTN.

Topics covered: How I selected my dissertation topic, futuristic thinking and the topic selection, creation of a network, who can help you navigate the process of completion, your career versus the committee’s interests.

Dr. Fay Cobb Payton is the former Area Coordinator of Information Systems and an Associate Professor of Information Technology at North Carolina State University.  As a 2009-2010 American Council on Education Fellow, she worked with the NCSU Institute of Emerging Issues and North Carolina Central University.   She earned a Ph.D. in Information & Decision Systems (with a specialty in Health Care Systems) from Case Western Reserve University.  Prior to joining the academy, she worked in corporate IT and consulting for IBM, Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini and Time, Inc. Dr. Payton was featured in Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technologyfor her mentoring work with minority doctoral students. 
Her research interests include healthcare informatics and disparities; data management, analytics and data quality; and the digital divide, STEM careers and workforce development.  Her recent health care publications have appeared in the European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Health Disparities and Practice, Health Care Management Science, andTelemedicine and eHealth.