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Lynda Roberson Louis, Ph.D. PDF Print E-mail
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Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Computer Science – Information Systems

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Dent Hall, Room 144

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Courses Taught:

  • Computer Concepts and Applications
  • Computer Science Seminar/Internship I and II
  • Java and Web Site Development

Research and/or Teaching Interests:
  • Information Technology Outsourcing
  • End User Computing and End User Support
  • Human Side of IT
  • Human Computer Interactions
  • Information Resource Management
  • Network Management
  • Institutional Research and Assessments

University Service:
  • Academic Computing Committee, 2008 Dillard University
  • Natural Sciences and Public Health Division Website Committee - chair, Dillard University
  • Staff Senate Organizing Committee, 2007-08, Southern University at Baton Rouge
  • Computer Science Curriculum Committee, 2003-05, Xavier University
  • University Technology Taskforce, 2005, Xavier University

Professional Affiliations:
  • Information Resource Management Association (IRMA)
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
  • Informing Science Institute
  • Louisiana Association of Institutional Research (LAIR)
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer and Associate Editor for the Journal of Cases on Information Technology, IDEA Group Publishing, 2004-2008.
  • Member of the International Editorial Review Board for the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, IDEA Group Publishing, 2004-2008.

Selected Publications:
  1. Louis, L. R. (2006). Technical Issues Facing Work Groups, Teams, and Knowledge Networks in Terms of Communities of Practice, in Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice, Elayne Coakes and Steve Clarke, Eds., pp. 532-536. Idea-Group Publishers, Hershey, PA.
  2. Louis, L. R. (2005). Employee Perceptions of Outsourcing of Information Technology Operations: An Empirical Investigation, in Issues of Human Computer Interaction, Dr. Anabela Sarmento, ed., pp. 152-177. Idea-Group Publishers: Hershey, PA.
  3. Louis, L. R. (2003). “An Empirical Investigation of Employee Perceptions of Outsourcing Success of Information Technology Operations.” A paper published in the Conference Proceedings of and presented at the 2003 IRMA International Conference, Philadelphia, PA: May 2003.
  4. In Progress
    Distinguished Contributing Author to Lexicon of Online and Distance Education, Tomei, L., Ed. Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group: Lanham, MD. To be published 2009.

Selected Presentations/Conferences Attended:
  • Scantron Class Climate Seminar, New Orleans, LA, 2007.
  • NSSE Workshop on Analysis using SPSS, Reno, NV, 2007.
  • SACS Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2007.
  • Louisiana Association of Institutional Research Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2007.
  • Microsoft Academic Alliance Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2005.
  • Microsoft Academic Alliance Developers Workshop, Orlando, FL, 2005.
  • IRMA International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2003.

Selected Grants/Awards:
  • External evaluator (2007, 2008) for the NSF Grantwriting Workshop – grant with Southern University at Baton Rouge’s College of Engineering, Dr. Patrick Carriere, PI.
  • External researcher/evaluator (2007, 2008) for the Southern University at Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish School System Gates/Marshall School Reform Partnership with Capitol Pre-College Academies, Dr. Gussie Trahan, PI; Dr. Ivory Toldson, Co-PI.


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