Curtis C. Cain

Curtis C. Cain
Howard University | HU · Department of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management

Doctor of Philosophy

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This work provides an overview of Generation X, Y (Millennials), and Z and their characteristics in academia. We present the ways that mobile technology is infused into their lifestyle. We reference how Generation Y and Z in particular expect technology to be integrated into their educational experience, as well as how it helps faculty to facilitat...
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In this paper, we begin the process of designing a study which will study the implications of Howard University’s Tech Exchange program where students are embedded in Silicon Valley taking courses at Google instead of their home campus in Washington, DC Given the partnership aimed at increasing diversity in Silicon Valley, it is worth exploring mec...
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A play, iDream, was written to communicate through characters, plot and dialogue the results of NSF-funded research about young women experiencing, internalizing and overcoming barriers to inclusion in the information technology fields. The purpose of using theatre is to create awareness, stimulate attitude change, and inspire action about the IT p...
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This paper considers issues related to the diversity of the information technology (IT) workforce, inclusive of IT education and the cultural phenomenon that currently exists about Black men's underrepresentation in IT and the degree to which they identify with the IT field within the United States of America. We use autoethnography to examine the...
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One line of investigation in attempting to better understand the gender imbalance in the information technology (IT) field is to examine gender stereotypes about the skills and knowledge in the IT profession. A survey of 4046 university students in the United States was conducted to examine gender stereotypes held by contemporary university student...
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In this paper, we focus on the lived experiences of a particular Black scholar in pursuit of a PhD in IT. The content of this paper was adapted from a dissertation that focused on identifying and analyzing the factors that support or undermine the achievement of Black males completing IT degrees and entering the workforce. The content of this paper...
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An interview-based investigation of Black males was conducted to identify how individual identity, individual influences and environmental influences affect the academic pipeline for Black male students. Semi-structured interviews, informed by the Individual Differences Theory of Gender and IT, were conducted with Black males at a Predominately Whi...
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The underrepresentation of Black males in the Information Technology and Computer, Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is a problem in academia and our society. Diversity and learning go hand in hand. People of different cultural, ethnic, religious, and societal backgrounds bring their various experiences with them when they come into a clas...
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Results of an examination of with-gender variation in gender stereotypes about the skills and knowledge in the IT profession demonstrates the value of applying an intersectionality perspective in the study of under represented groups in the IT field. Focusing on gender or ethnicity, alone, is insufficient to explain the under representation of wome...
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Results of an investigation of the effect of intersectionality on perceptions of university students about IT careers are presented. This analysis deepens the discussion began at the 2011 iConference by presenting an examination of responses of African American males and females on the topic of gender norms and stereotypes about IT professionals. T...

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