Lecturer Lisa Daulby Earns Doctorate in Information Technology


Joining the ranks of those completing distinguished degrees in 2015 is San José State University School of Information Lecturer Lisa Daulby, who recently earned her PhD in Information Technology. Congratulations, Dr. Daulby, on your doctorate!

A new professional title signifies a great achievement, and for Lisa Daulby, a lecturer at the San José State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool), it means earning her doctorate. Daulby completed her PhD in Information Technology from the School of Business and Technology at Capella University in June 2015.

Daulby’s dissertation, Predictors of Electronic Personal Health Record Adoption Among Health Care Consumers: A Case for “Meaningful Use” Engagement, investigated the attitudes, perceptions, and intentions of health care consumers toward electronic personal health records (ePHRs). Working with committee members Dr. Meredith Weiss, Dr. Clifford Butler, and Dr. Glenn Bottomly from the online PhD program at Capella University, Daulby conducted a quantitative analysis of in-depth surveys of health care consumers to determine whether or not individuals use ePHRs and what factors might affect their use. The educational journey gave her “newfound respect for the scientific process of research design and the complexities of the ever evolving IT disciplines.”

Elated to have finished the PhD program described by Daulby as “the most challenging yet fulfilling thing I have ever done,” she is grateful for the iSchool’s global community of scholars, researchers, and information professionals. “It is enormously difficult to embark on the doctoral journey alone,” said Daulby. “I could not have achieved this without the assistance and support of iSchool colleagues such as Dr. Pat Franks, Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) students and alumni, Capella instructors, and my friends and family. They were a great cheering section.”

Asked about her career goals, Daulby replied that she aspires “to teach, teach, and then teach some more” because she holds the field of information and records management in such high esteem. “The education, learning and professional development of records/information managers and archivists is of the utmost importance,” she explained. “Learners who choose to enter these fields are deeply precious to me, and it is with this immense respect and appreciation of them that I desire to share my passions and contribute to their learning.”   

In fall 2015, Daulby will be teaching three courses in the iSchool’s MARA program: MARA 200 The Record and the Recordkeeping Profession; MARA 211 Records, Access, Storage, and Retrieval; and a MARA 284 Seminar in Archive and Records Management on the topic of information governance. She will also be teaching a course in the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program: INFO 284 Seminar in Archives and Records Management on the topic of electronic records.

Currently residing in Toronto, Canada, Daulby intends to “increase my leadership and involvement in my professional organizations and associations in Canada and the U.S.” She plans to continue her research in the field of archives and records management as well. “I am excited about and look forward to contributing to the academic and scholarly research literature,” she said.

Congratulations, Dr. Daulby, on your doctorate!