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Fay Cobb Payton, PhD  

Tech Innovation, Health & Workforce Researcher, Author of "Leveraging Intersectionality: Seeing and Not Seeing"

Dr. Fay Cobb Payton is a Full Professor (with Tenure) of Information Technology/Systems at North Carolina State University and was named a University Faculty Scholar for her leadership in turning research into solutions to society’s most pressing issues. She was named the 2016 North Carolina Technology Association Tech Educator of the Year.

Dr. Payton is also a sought after public speaker, workshop facilitator and commentator. She was been featured and/or cited in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, ACM Future of Computing Academy Blog, Diversity in Action, Sunrise America Radio, and others. She is often a speaker at corporate and non-profit events.

She is also the founder of MyHealthImpact Network and Change Computer Science. She has published several studies focused on these two platforms. Dr. Payton has worked at a national level on technology workforce and innovation, health care and inclusion/equity.

Speech Topics


Underrepresentation in Tech, Health Care Innovation

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