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current.research

Developing a Culturally Compelling Social Network Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention for African American College Students

 

Women of Distinction

 

Practical Logic of STEM Career Choice: A Critical Interpretive Approach to Profiling IT Career Pathways of African American Males at HBCUs

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professional.organizations

  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems (SIGMIS)
  • International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2 (IFIP 8.2)
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • The PhD Project

last updated: October 2017

presentations

 

invited.presentations

Kvasny, L. (2015). "Applying a Chaos Theory Approach to Understanding the Career Pathways of African American Men in Information Technology", iSchool Colloquium Series, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, April 17, 2015.

Panelist. (2014). "Why Penn State?", 2014 STEM Fall Open House, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, September 12, 2014.

Kvasny, L. (2014). "Wired into the Lives of Teens", Resesarch Unplugged, Schlow Library, State College, PA, March 20.

Kvasny, L. (2013) "Teaching Technology for Social Justice ", George McMurtry Lecture, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, September 27.

Kvasny, L. (2013). "How Teens are Using Social Media: Digital Differences", Social Media Summit, Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association, University Park, PA, May 29.
[Plenary Speaker]

Kvasny, L. (2013). "Intersectionality and IT ", National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT) Summit, Tucson, AZ, May 22.
[Workshop]

Kvasny, L. (2012). "Social Media Use by Adolescents", Huddle with the Faculty, Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association, University Park, PA, September 22.

Kvasny, L. and Mbarika, V. (2012). "Winning the Funded Research Game", KPMG PhD Project, Information Systems Doctoral Student Association, Seattle, WA, August 8.

Kvasny, L. (2011). "Talking Back, Talking Black", Digital Divide Lecture Series, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne, IL, November 20.

Kvasny, L. (2011). "Technology 101: Are your Grandkids at Risk Online?", 61st Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Kvasny, L.(2010). “The Wellness Divide: Global Consumption of Healthcare and Fitness”, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, April 15.

Kvasny, L. (2009). “An African-American Weblog Community's Reading of AIDS in Black America”, Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, November 6.

Kvasny, L. (2009). “An African-American Weblog Community's Reading of AIDS in Black America”, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, October 27.

Kvasny, L. (2009). “An African-American Weblog Community's Reading of AIDS in Black America”, College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 21.

Invited Faculty. (2007). NSF Workshop on ICT Transfer to Africa, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA, April 27-29.

Muhammad, A., Yapa, L., and Kvasny, L. (2007). “Rethinking Poverty: How Individuals Can Make a Difference”, Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration, State College Area School District - Learning Enrichment, State College, PA, January 15.

Kvasny, L. (2006). "Information Systems Research and Practice that Really Matters to Jamaica and the Caribbean", Caribbean Conference on Information Systems (CCIS), The University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, June 1-4.

Kvasny, L. (2006). "Information Technology, Forms of Capital, and Economic Development", Information Systems Institute, The University of Salford, Salford, UK, May 3.

Kvasny, L. (2006). "Information Technology, Forms of Capital, and Economic Development", School of Information Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, April 3.

Kvasny, L. (2005). "eHealth for African American Women", Population Health Forum, Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, October 19.

Green, M., Kvasny, L., Parrott, R. and Robinson, A. (2004). "Health Informatics", Rock Ethics Institute Coffee Break Series, Penn State University, University Park, PA, December 16.

Kvasny, L. (2004). "On the Existential Problem of Evil and Information Technology in the Hotel Civilization", Keynote Speech at the Critical Research in Information Systems (CRIS) Workshop, Manchester, England, July 14.

Kvasny, L. (2004). "Digital Inequality: Manifestations and Mechanisms for Turning the Tide", Africana Research Center Brown Bag Series, Penn State University, University Park, PA, May 28.

Kvasny, L., Payton, F., and White, S. (2003). "Researching Our Issues", Panel presented at the Ph.D. Project Information Systems Doctoral Student Association, Tampa, FL, August 2-4.

Kvasny, L. (2002). "Preparing for the Dissertation and the Defense". Workshop presented at the Achievement Conference, the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, February 9.

Kvasny, L. (2000). "Life After Comps". Panel presented at the PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Student Association, Long Beach, CA, August 7-9.

Kvasny, L. (1998). "The PhD Experience". Panel presented at the PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Student Association, Baltimore, MD, August 11-13.

conference.presentations

Kvasny, L., Joshi, K.D., and Trauth, E. (2015). "Understand Black Males' IT Career Choices", 2015 iConference, Newport Beach, CA, March 24-27.
[ Most Interesting Preliminary Research Paper Award ]

Payton, F. and Kvasny, L. (2014). "Technology Affordance Maybe Not: The Case of HIV Stigma and Black Women". Poster Presentation at the 2014 National STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 9-12.

Chong, J. and Kvasny, L. (2012). “Theoretical Approaches to Public Health: Women and HIV”, INFORMS Annual Meeting, MI/HAS Joint Session: Designing Web and Social Media Experiences to Address Health Disparities, Phoenix, AZ, October 14-17.

Kvasny, L. and Borders, L. (2012). "Youth, the Digital Divide and Implications for Marketing", Special Topics Track, Atlantic Marketing Association, Williamsburg, VA, September 26-29.

Payton, F.C., Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. and Kvasny, L. (2012). "Black Female Voices: Designing an HIV Information Artifact", 4th International Conference on the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Taylor and Francis Group Publisher, San Francisco, CA.[download]

Trauth, E., Cain, C., Joshi, K. D., Kvasny, L. and Booth, K.(2012). "The Future of Gender and IT Research: Embracing Intersectionality", Proceedings of the ACM SIGMIS/CPR Conference, Milwaukee, WI, May 31- June 2.[download]

Trauth, E., Cain, C., Joshi, K.D., Kvasny, L., and Booth, K. (2012). "Understanding Underrepresentation in IT through Intersectionality", iConference 2012, Toronto, CA, February 7-10.[download]

Kvasny, L., Joshi, K.D. and Trauth, E. (2011). "The Influence of Self-Efficacy, Gender Stereotypes and the Importance of IT Skills on College Students’ Intentions to Pursue IT Careers", iConference 2011, Seattle, WA, February 8-11.[download]

Joshi, K. D., Kvasny, L., McPherson, S., Trauth, E., Kulturel, S., Mahar, J. (2010). “Choosing IT as a Career: Exploring the Role of Self-Efficacy and Perceived Importance of IT Skills”, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Saint Louis, MO, December 12-15. [download]

Trauth, E., Joshi, KD, Kvasny, L., Chong, J., Kulturel, S, and Mahar, J.  (2010). “Millennials and Masculinity: A Shifting Tide of Gender Typing of ICT?”. Paper presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS),  Lima, Peru, August 12-15. [download]

Hales, K. and Kvasny, L. (2010). “Identity (Re)evaluation in Cyberspace”. Paper presented at the 2010 International Conference on ICT for Africa, Yaoundé, Cameroon, March 25-28. [*Best Paper Award - download]

Huang, H., Kvasny, L., K. D. Joshi, Trauth, E. and J. Mahar, (2009). “Synthesizing IT Job Skills Identified in Academic Studies, Practitioner Publications and Job Ads”. Paper presented at the ACM SIGMIS/CPR Conference, Limerick, Ireland, May 28 - 30. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2009). "The Effects of Racial, Ethnic and Gender Identities on Career Choices of College Women in IT Related Majors". Poster Presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 3rd Understanding Interventions Conference, Bethesda, MD, May 7-9.

Payton, F., Kvasny, L., Mbarika, V. and Amadi, A. (2007). "Gendered Perspectives on IT Education and Workforce Participation in Kenya". Paper presented at the Ninth International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (IFIP 9.4), São Paulo, Brazil, May 28-30. [download]

Kvasny, L., Payton, F., Mbarika, V. and Chong, J. (2006). "IT Education and Employment for Women in Kenya: Responses and Benefits". Paper presented at the ACM SIGMIS/CPR Conference, Claremont, CA, April 13-15.[download]

Kvasny, L., Chong, J. and Payton, F. (2006). "Minority Women and eHealth: Social Inclusion in Online HIV/AIDS Information". Poster Presentation at the International Conference on Information Processing, Working Group 8.2 (IFIP 8.2) Conference, Limerick, Ireland, July 13-15.

Tu, L. and Kvasny, L. (2006). "American Discourses of the Digital Divide and Economic Development: A Sisyphean Order to Catch Up?". Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Processing, Working Group 8.2 (IFIP 8.2) Conference, Limerick, Ireland, July 13-15. [download]

Kvasny, L., Payton, F., Mbarika, V. and Chong, J. (2006). "Information Technology Education and Employment for Women in Kenya". Paper presented at the ACM SIG MIS/CPR Conference, Claremont, CA, April 14-15. [download]

Chong, J. and Kvasny, L. (2005). "Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Online HIV/AIDS Discourses in China: A Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis". SIG ISAP (IT/IS Issues in Asia Pacific) Workshop, Las Vegas, NV, December 11. [download]

Kvasny, L., Makoni, S. and Beckett, T. (2005). "Computer Mediated Communication, Hybrid Identity, and the New African Diaspora". Abstract presented at the OASIS Workshop, Las Vegas, NV, December 11, 2005.

Jansen, J. and Kvasny, L. (2005). "Special Populations: Econsumers". Abstract presented at The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), SIG USE 2005 5th Annual Research Symposium, The Burden of Being Special: Adding Methodological Clarity to Defining, Researching, and Serving Special, Charlotte, NC, October 29.

Kvasny, L. and Chong, J. (2005). "Minority Women’s Consumption of Online HIV/AIDS Information". Abstract presented at The American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), SIG USE 2005 5th Annual Research Symposium, The Burden of Being Special: Adding Methodological Clarity to Defining, Researching, and Serving Special, Charlotte, NC, October 29.

Mbarika, V., Payton, F. and Kvasny, L. (2005). "IT Perspectives: The Case of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa". Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Processing, Working Group 9.4 (IFIP 9.4) Conference, Abuja, Kenya, May 25-28. [download]

Warren, J. and Kvasny, L. (2005). "Health Information Management and Self Efficacy: African American Women and the Influence of Cultural and Socioeconomic Identities". Poster presented a the Critical Issues in eHealth Research Conference, Bethesda, MD, June 9-10.

Kvasny, L., Sawyer, S. and Purao, S. (2004) "The Digital Divide and Information Systems Research: Stepping Up or Stepping Away?". Paper presented at the MISRC / CRITO Digital Divide Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, August 27-28. [download]

Rowe, F., Truex, D. and Kvasny, L. (2004). "Cores and Definitions: Building the Cognitive Legitimacy of the Information Systems Discipline across the Atlantic". Paper presented at the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2 (IFIP 8.2) Conference , Manchester, UK, July 15-17. [download]

Tapia, A. and Kvasny, L. (2004). "Recruitment is not Enough: Retention of Women and Minorities in the IT Workplace". Paper presented at the ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference, Tucson, AZ, May 22-24. [download]

Keil, M., Meader, G., and Kvasny, L. (2003). "Bridging the Digital Divide: The Story of the Free Internet Initiative in LaGrange". Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Waikoloa, Hawaii, January 6-9. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2003). "Liberation or Domination: Understanding the Digital Divide from the Standpoint of the ‘Other’". Paper presented at the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 18-21. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2003). "Triple Jeopardy: Race, Gender and Class Politics of Women in Technology", Paper presented at the ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 10-12.[download]

Kvasny, L. and Lee, R. (2003). "Towards a Framework to Enhance the Technology Capacity of Community-Based Organizations in Urban Contexts". Paper presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Tampa, FL, August 5-7. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Keil, M. (2002). "The Challenges in Redressing the Digital Divide: A Tale of Two Cities". Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Barcelona, Spain, December 15-18. [download]

Kvasny L. and Trauth, E. (2002). "The Digital Divide at Work and at Home: Discourses about Power and Underrepresented Groups in the Information Society". Paper presented at the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2 (IFIP 8.2) Conference, Barcelona, Spain, December 19-21. [download]

Gallivan, M., Truex, D. and Kvasny, L. (2002). "An Analysis of the Changing Demand Patterns for Information Technology Professionals". Paper presented at the ACM SIGCPR Conference, Kristiansand, Norway, May 14-16. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2002). "Perceptions of Risks, Benefits and Costs in Community Technology Center Participants' Constructions of Information and Communication Technologies". Paper presented at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC), Alexandria, VA, September 28-30. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2002). "A Conceptual Framework for Studying Digital Inequality". Paper presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Dallas, TX, August 9-11, pp.1798-1805. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Sawyer, S. (2002). "Reproduction In Information Technology". Paper presented at the Shaping the Network Society Symposium, Seattle, Washington. May 16-19. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2001). "Critical Reflections on Race, Poverty, and Technology". Paper presented at the PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Student Association, Boston, MA, July 31-August 2.

Kvasny, L. (2001). "Defining Away the Digital Divide: the Influence of Institutions on Popular Representations of Technology". Paper presented at the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2 (IFIP 8.2) Conference, Boise, ID, July 27-29. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2000). "Problematizing the Digital Divide: An Ethnographic Study of Reproduction in Information Technology". Proposal presented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Doctoral Consortium, Brisbane, Australia, December 10-13.

Kvasny, L. (2000). "Information Technology and the Cultural Reproduction of Social Order: A Research Program". Paper presented at the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2 (IFIP 8.2) Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, June 9-11. [download]

Kvasny, L. (1999). "Unmanaged IT Access and the Marginalization of Corporate Workers". Paper presented at the Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS), Atlanta, Georgia, April 23-25. [download]

workshops

Kvasny, L. and Payton, F.C. (2016). "Resisting Microaggressions in Computing Disciplines", iConference 2016, Philadelphia, PA, March 20-23.

panels

Trauth, E., Joshi, K.D., Kvasny, L., Morgan, A. and Payton, F.C. (2016). "Making Black Lives Matter in the Information Technology Profession", ACM SIGMIS CPR 2016, Washington, DC., June 2-4

Borders, A. Evans, J., & Kvasny, L. (2012). "Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Aspects of Marketing: The Economics and Finances of Policies, Regulations, and Practices", Marketing and Public Policy Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 7-9.

Trauth, E., Adya, M., Armstrong, D., Joshi, K.D., Kvasny, L., Quesenberry, J. and Riemenschneider, C. (2010). “Taking Stock of Research on Gender and the IT Workforce”, ACM SIGMIS CPR 2010, Vancouver, Canada, May 20-22.

Cross, R., Kvasny, L. and Wagner, V. (2010). "The Wellness Divide: Global Consumption of Healthcare and Fitness", Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, April 15.

Conway, P., Carbo, T. and Kvasny, L. (2008). "Ethics and the Undergraduate", i-Conference 2008, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, February 28-March 1.

Trauth, E., Bishop, A., Srinivasan, R. and Kvasny, L. (2006). "Human Diversity and Social Inclusion in the I-world", i-Conference 2006, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October 15-17.

Adam, A., Bannon, L., Butler, T., Crowston, K., Kvasny, L., Myers, M. and Walsham, G. (2006). "IFIP 8.2 Pre-Conference Q&A Workshop", International Conference on Information Processing, Working Group 8.2 (IFIP 8.2) Conference, Limerick, Ireland, July 12. [website]

Kvasny, L, Mbarika, V., and White, S. (2004). "Diversity Issues in the IS/IT Field", Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Boston, MA, November 20-23.

Mariga, J., Henderson, T., Trauth, E. and Kvasny, L. (2004). "Diversity in Information Technology: What's Happening?", Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 25-28.

Kvasny, L. (2003). "Bridging the Digital Divide: The Story of the Free Internet Initiative in LaGrange", Digital Government Summit - Narrowing the Digital Divide Panel, Harrisburg, PA, June 3-4.

Kaplan, B., Kvasny, L., Sawyer, S. and Trauth, E., (2002). "New Words and Old Books: Challenging Conventional Discourses about Domain and Theory in Information Systems Research", the International Federation of Information Processing Working Group 8.2 (IFIP 8.2) Conference, Barcelona, Spain, December 12-14.