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Fay Payton

Professor, Information Technology/Analytics; University Faculty Scholar

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Dr. Fay Cobb Payton is a Professor of Information Technology at North Carolina State University where she is a University Faculty Scholar and Parks Scholar Faculty.  She is an Editor for Health Systems, and an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences, DATABASE and Information Technology & People.  She is the recipient of the NC Technology Association Tech Educator of the Year  and National Coalition of Women in IT Undergraduate Mentoring Awards.

She is a member of the NC State University Women in Science and Engineering Advisory. She is the founding director of MyHealthImpactNetwork, a platform that gives voice to college students on health tech, culture, and social issues.

Her research interests include biases in algorithms, UX design, STEM + Arts, community informatics, healthcare IT, workforce development, tech leadership, and underrepresentation in STEM. The National Science Foundation, NC State Foundation, AT&T and others have supported her research.

She is the author of Leveraging Intersectionality: Seeing and Not Seeing. She worked at IBM, Ernst & Young and Time Inc. in IT, engineering and consulting prior to entering academe.  She serves as a consultant and event speaker for corporate, educational and nonprofit organizations.