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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

publications


journal.articles

Eikey, E.V., Reddy, M.C., Booth, K., Kvasny, L., Blair, J., Li, V., and Poole, E.S. (2017). "How Weight Loss Apps Impact Users with Eating Disorders: An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Users' Perspectives", Journal of Medical Internet Research., Vol. 5, No. 10, e150. [download]

Payton, F.C. and Kvasny, L. (2017). "Online HIV Awareness and Technology Affordance Benefits for Black Female Collegians - Maybe Not: The Case of Stigma", Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 1121 - 1126. [download]

Trauth, E., Cain, C., Joshi, K.D., Kvasny, L. and Booth, K. (2017). "The Influence of Gender-Ethnic Intersectionality on Gender Stereotypes about IT Skills and Knowledge", The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, 48(2):21-34. [download]

Payton, F., Kvasny, L. and Kiwanuka-Tondo, J. (2014). "Black Female College Students' Health Information Needs in the Context of HIV Prevention", Internet Research, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 520-543. [download]

Lee, R. and Kvasny, L. (2014). "Understanding the Role of Social Media in Online Health: A Global Perspective on Online Social Support", First Monday, Vol. 19, No. 1-6. [download].

Ngamassi Tchouakeu, L.M., Maitland, C., Tapia, A. and Kvasny, L. (2013). "Humanitarian Inter-organizational Collaboration Network: Investigating the Impact of Network Structure and Information and Communication Technology on Organization Performance", International Journal of Services Technology and Management, Vol. 19, No. 1/2/3, pp. 19-43.

Hsieh, JJ., Keil, M., Holmstrom, J. and Kvasny, L. (2012). "The Bumpy Road to Universal Access: An Actor-Network Analysis of a US Municipal Broadband Internet Initiative", The Information Society, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 264-283. [download]

Payton, F. and Kvasny, L. (2012). "The Underground Railroad of Information: Black Bloggers and the Jena 6", Information Technology and People, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 81-102. [download]

Bhattacharya, M., Petrick, I., Mullen, T., Kvasny, L. (2011). Delphi Study of RFID Applicable Business Processes and Value Chain Activities in Retail. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, North America, 6, jul. 2011.[ download]

Kvasny, L. and Lee, R.  (2011). “E-Government Services for Faith-Based Organizations: Bridging the Organizational Divide”, Government Information Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 66-73.[download]

Tapia, A., Kvasny, L. and Ortiz, J. (2011). "A Critical Discourse Analysis of Three US Municipal Wireless Network Initiatives for Enhancing Social Inclusion", Telematics and Informatics, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 215-226. [download]

Brock, A., Kvasny, L. and Hales, K. (2010). "Cultural Appropriations of Technical Capital: Black Women, Weblogs, and the Digital Divide", Information, Communication and Society Special Issue on Technical Capital and Social Inequalities, Vol. 13, No. 7, pp. 1040-1062. [download]

Longe, O., Osofisan, A., Kvasny, L., Jones, C. and Nchise, A. (2010). "Towards A Real-Time Response (RTR) Model for Policing the Cyberspace", Information Technology in Developing Countries, Vol. 20, No. 3. [download]

Warren, J., Kvasny, L., Hecht, M., Okuyemi, K., and Ahluwalia, J. (2010). "Barriers, control and identity in health information seeking among African American women", Journal of Health Disparities and Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 68-90. [download]

Warren, J., Jung, E., Hecht, M., Kvasny, L., and Henderson, M. (2010). "Ethnic and Class-Based Identities on the World Wide Web: Moderating the Effects of Information Seeking/Finding and Internet Self Efficacy", Communication Research, Vol. 37, No. 5, pp. 674-702 . [download]

Kvasny, L. and Lee, R. (2009). "The Paradoxical Consequences of White House Faith-Based and Community Initiative for Black Churches", New Media and Society, Vol. 11, No. 8, pp. 1-20. [download]

Kvasny, L., Trauth, E. and Morgan, A. (2009). "Power Relations in IT Education and Work: The Intersectionality of Gender, Race and Class", Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol. 7, Issue 2/3, pp. 96-118. [download]

Longe, O., Ngwa, O., Wada, F., Mbarika, V., and Kvasny, L. (2009). "Criminal Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends, Concerns and Perspectives", Journal of Information Technology Impact, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 155-165. [download]

Warren, J., Allen, M., Okuyemi, K., Kvasny, L., and Hecht, M. (2009). “Targeting Single Parents in Preadolescent Substance Use Prevention: Internet Characteristics and Information Relevance”, Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, March 19, DOI: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/09687630802559083. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Igwe, F. (2008). "An African-American Weblog Community's Reading of AIDS in Black America", Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 569-592. [download]

Kvasny, L., Payton, F., Mbarika, V., Amadi, A. and Meso, P. (2008). "Gendered Perspectives on IT Education and Workforce Participation in Kenya", IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 256-261. [download]

Mbarika, V., Payton, F., Kvasny, L. and Amadi, A. (2007). "IT Education and Workforce Participation: A New Era for Women in Kenya?", The Information Society, Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 1-18. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2006). "Let the Sisters Speak: Understanding Information Technology from the Standpoint of the 'Other'", The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 13-25. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2006). "The Cultural (Re)production of Digital Inequality", Information, Communication and Society, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 160-181.[download]

Kvasny, L. and Richardson, H. (2006). "Critical Research in Information Systems: Looking Forward, Looking Back", Information Technology and People, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 196 - 202.[download]

Kvasny, L. (2006). "Social Reproduction and its Applicability for Community Informatics", Journal of Community Informatics, Vol. 2, No. 2. [download].

Kvasny, L. (2006). "Response Article: Gender as a Social Structure Shaping Computer Usage", International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 47-48. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Keil, M. (2006). "The Challenges of Redressing the Digital Divide: A Tale of Two U.S. Cities", Information Systems Journal, Vol.16. No. 1, pp. 23-53. [download]

Kvasny, L., Kranich, N., and Schement, J. (2006). "Communities, Learning and Democracy in the Digital Age", Journal of Community Informatics, Vol. 2, No. 2. [download].

Richardson, H., Tapia, A. and Kvasny, L. (2006). "Applying Critical Theory to the Study of ICT", Social Science Computer Review, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 1-8. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2005). "The Role of the Habitus in Shaping Discourses about the Digital Divide", Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Vol. 10, No. 2. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2005). " Book Review: Mossberger, K., Tolbert, C., and Stansbury, M. (2005). Virtual Inequality: Beyond the Digital Divide, Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press", The Information Society, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 411-412.

Kvasny, L., Greenhill, A. and Trauth, E. (2005). "Giving Voice to Feminist Projects in Management Information Systems Research", International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-18. [download]

Gallivan, M., Truex, D. and Kvasny, L. (2004). "An Analysis of the Changing Demand Patterns for Information Technology Professionals", The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 64-87. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2001). "Atlanta's Community Technology (ACT) Initiative", Community Technology Review, Summer - Fall. [download]

book.chapters

Kvasny, L.(forthcoming). "Online Social Support for Foster Care Youths Transitioning to College and Adulthood", In Wolf, L., Goldkind, L., and Freddolino, P. (Eds.), Digital Equity and Social Work, (pp. X-X), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kvasny, L. and Payton, F. (forthcoming). "African American Youths Tumbling Towards Academic Excellence", In Tierney, W., Corwin, Z. and Ochsner, A. (Eds.), Digital Equity and Educational Opportunity, (pp. X-X), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Kvasny, L., Trauth, E. and Joshi, K.D. (forthcoming). "The Role of HBCUs in Preparing African American Males for Careers in Information Technology", In Prince, C. and Ford, R. (Eds.), Setting a New Agenda for Student Engagement and Retention in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, (pp. X-X), Hershey: IGI Global. [download]

Kvasny, L.. (2013). "The Digital Divide: Its Continued Relevance", In D. Straub and R. Welke (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Management Information Systems in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, Vol. 7, 3rd Edition, (pp. 1-7), Cary L. Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, Chichester: Wiley. [download]

Kvasny, L., Payton, F. and Hales, K. (2010). "Social Activism in the ‘Blackosphere’: The Jena 6 Case", In J. Park and E.G. Abels (Eds.), Interpersonal Relations and Social Patterns in Communication Technologies: Discourse Norms, Language Structures and Cultural Variables, (pp. 18-31), Hershey: IGI Global. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Hales, K. (2009). "The African Diaspora, Black Identity and the Evolving Discourse of the Digital Divide", In E. Ferro, Y. Dwivedi, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, and M. Williams (Eds.) Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society, (pp. 260-276), Hershey: Idea Group Publishing. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2009). "Social Reproduction and its Applicability for Community Informatics", In J. Carroll (Ed.), Learning in Communities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Centered Information Technology, (pp. 35-40), London: Springer-Verlag London Limited. [download]

Kvasny, L., Kranich, N., and Schement, J. (2009). "Communities, Learning and Democracy in the Digital Age", In J. Carroll (Ed.), Learning in Communities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Centered Information Technology, (pp. 41-44), London: Springer-Verlag London Limited. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Payton, F. C. (2008). "African Americans and the Digital Divide", In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 2nd Edition, (pp. 78-82), Hershey: Idea Group. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Chong, J. (2008). "A Feminist Analysis of the ABC Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention in the Sub-Saharan Africa", In N. Wickramasinghe and E. Geisler (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Healthcare Information Systems, (pp.10-16), Hershey: Idea Group Publishing. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2007). "The Existential Significance of the Digital Divide for America’s Historically Underserved Populations", In S. Hongladarom and C. Ess (Eds.), Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives, (pp. 200-212), Hershey: Idea Group Publishing. [download]

Trauth, E., Kvasny, L., and Greenhill, A. (2007). "Conducting Feminist Research in the Information Systems Field", In B. Stahl (Ed.), Advanced Topics in Technology and Human Interaction, (pp. 1-24), Hershey: Idea Group Publishing. [download]

Chong, J. and Kvasny, L. (2006). "Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Online HIV/AIDS Information", In E. Trauth (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Technology and Gender, (pp. 1112-1116), Hershey: Idea Group Publishing. Also appearing in J. Tan (Ed.), Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, (pp. 1614-1620), Hershey: Idea Group Publishing. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Chong, J. (2006). "A Third World Feminist Perspective on Information Technology", In E. Trauth (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Technology and Gender, (pp. 1166-1171), Hershey: Idea Group Publishing. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Warren, J. (2006). "The Representation and Performance of Menu-Driven Identities in Online Health Portals", In E. Trauth (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Technology and Gender, (pp. 745-751), Hershey: Idea Group Publishing. [download]

Tu, L. and Kvasny, L. (2006). "American Discourses of the Digital Divide and Economic Development: A Sisyphean Order to Catch Up?", In D. Howcroft, E. Trauth and J. DeGross (Eds.), Social Inclusion: Societal & Organizational Implications for Information Systems, (pp. 51-66), London: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [download]

Greenhill, A. and Kvasny, L. (2005). "Gender and Ph.D. Supervision", In D. Avison and J. Pries-Heje (Eds.), Research in Information Systems: A Handbook for Research Supervisors and their Students, (pp. 153-162), Burlington, MA: Butterworth Heinemann. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Payton, F. C. (2005). "Minorities and the Digital Divide", In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, (pp. 1955-1959), Hershey: Idea Group. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Yapa, L. (2005). "Rethinking Urban Poverty: The Forms of Capital and Enterprise Development", In D. Howcroft and E. Trauth (Eds.), Handbook of Information Systems Research: Critical Perspectives on Information Systems Design, Implementation and Use, (pp. 350-364), London: Kluwer. [download]

Rowe, F., Truex, D. and Kvasny, L. (2004). "Cores and Definitions: Building the Cognitive Legitimacy of the Information Systems Discipline Across the Atlantic", In B. Kaplan, D. Truex, D. Wastell, T. Wood-Harper, and J. DeGross (Eds.), Relevant Theory and Informed Practice: Looking Forward from a 20 Year Perspective on IS Research, (pp. 83-102), London: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [download]

Tapia, A., Kvasny, L. and Trauth, E. (2004). "Is There an IS Retention Gap for Women and Minorities? The Case for Moving In versus Moving Up", In M. Igbaria and C. Shayo (Eds.), Strategies for Managing IS/IT Personnel, (pp. 143-164), Hershey: Idea Group. [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", In E. Whitley, E. Wynn, and J. DeGross (Eds.), Global and Organizational Discourse About Information Technology, (pp. 273-294), New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Truex, D. (2001). "Defining Away the Digital Divide: the Influence of Institutions on Popular Representations of Technology", In B. Fitzgerald, N. Russo, and J. DeGross (Eds.), Realigning Research and Practice in Information Systems Development: The Social and Organizational Perspective, (pp. 399-415), New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Straub, D. (2000). "Countering Computer Abuse through the Security Action Cycle", In A. Kent and J. Williams (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, (pp. 145-154), Vol. 44, Supplement 29, New York: Marcel Dekker. Also published in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, edited by Allen Kent, New York: Marcel Dekker. [download]

Kvasny, L. and Truex, D. (2000). "Information Technology and the Cultural Reproduction of Social Order: A Research Program", In R. Baskerville, J. Stage, and J. DeGross (Eds.), Organizational and Social Perspectives on Information Technology, (pp. 277-294), New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [download]

conference.papers

Joshi, KD, Kvasny, L., Unnikrishnan, P. and Trauth, E. (2016). "How Do Black Men Succeed in Information Technology Careers? The Effects of Cultural, Economic, Social, Symbolic, and Technical Capitals", Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)Conference, Kauai, HI, Jan 5-8. [download]

Fuller, K., Kvasny, L., Trauth, E. and Joshi, KD (2015). "Understanding Career Choice of African American Men in Information Technology", ACM SIGMIS-CPR Conference, Newport Beach, CA, June 4-6. [download]

Fuller, K., Kvasny, L., and Trauth, E. (2015). "Understanding the Lack of Black Males in the IT Field", Undergraduate Conference on Information Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, February 28. [Best Presentation award - download]

Kvasny, L., Joshi, K. D., and Trauth, E. (2015). "The Understanding African American Males' IT Career Pathways", iConference 2015, Newport Beach, CA, March 24-27.[Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper Award - 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?”, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS),  Lima, Peru, August 12-15.[download]

Hales, K. and Kvasny, L. (2010). "Identity (Re)Negotiation and Re(Construction) in Cyberspace", ICT for Africa, March 25-28, Yaounde, Cameroon.
[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", Proceedings of the ACM SIGMIS/CPR Conference, Limerick, Ireland, May 28 - 30. [download]

Warren, J., Allen, M., Okuyemi, K., Kvasny, L., and Hecht, M. (2008). "Internet-Based Preadolescent Substance Use Prevention", 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA, May 28-30. Abstract no. 187678.

Payton, F., Kvasny, L., Mbarika, V. and Chong, J. (2007). "IT Education and Employment for Women in Kenya: Responses and Benefits", Proceedings of the International Federation on Information Processing, Working Group 9.4 Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 28-30.[download]

Chong, J. and Kvasny, L. (2006). "Reality or Illusion for Empowerment: Social Construction of Women and Microbicides in Discourses on UNAIDS Website", AIDS 2006 - XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 13-18. Abstract no. THPE0670.

Chong, J. and Kvasny, L. (2006). "A Disease that has a Woman’s Face: The Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality in HIV/AIDS Discourses", International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies 12th International Conference: Globalization, Communication and Cultural Identity, San Antonia, TX, August 2-4. [download]

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

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

Kvasny, L., S. Sawyer 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]

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

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

Kvasny, L. (2003). "Liberation or Domination: Understanding the Digital Divide from the Standpoint of the 'Other'", Proceedings of 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", Proceedings of the ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 10-12. [download]

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

Gallivan, M., Truex, D. and Kvasny, L. (2002). "An Analysis of the Changing Demand Patterns for Information Technology Professionals", Proceedings of 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", Proceedings of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC), Alexandria, VA, September 28-30. [download]

Kvasny, L. (2002). "A Conceptual Framework for Studying Digital Inequality", Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Dallas, TX, August 9-11. [download]

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

Kvasny, L. and Sawyer, S. (2002). "Reproduction In Information Technology", Proceedings of the Shaping the Network Society Symposium, Seattle, Washington, May 5-8, pp. 170-174. [download]

Kvasny, L. (1999). "Unmanaged IT Access and the Marginalization of Corporate Workers", Proceedings of the Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems, Atlanta, Georgia, April 23-25, pp. 169-173. [download]