Faculty Profile for Dr. Barbara A Hewitt

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Dr. Barbara A Hewitt
Associate Professor — Dept of Health Information Management
Nursing Building 204
phone: (512) 716-2843

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Barbara Hewitt received her Ph.D. in Information Technology (IT) and her BS in Computer Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Texas State University. After teaching in the Computer Information Systems Program at Texas A&M University -- San Antonio, she rejoined the Department of Health Information Management at Texas State University and teaches Health Information Security, Project Management, Health Information Technology courses. Her research focuses on computer security and health interventions is published in Database, Information Systems Frontier, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, Communication of the American Information Systems, Perspectives in HIM, Healthcare, and Behavioral and Information Technology. She brings over 15 years of software development experience with her to the classroom. Dr. Hewitt supports students in competitions including in healthcare and several security competitions. She founded the San Antonio Women in Technology to support women considering a computing career.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Hewitt, B. A., Deranek, K., McLeod, A. J., & Gudi, A. (2022). Exercise Motives Impact on Physical Activities Measured Using Wearable Devices. Health Promotion International, 37(3). https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daac071
  • Hewitt, B. A., & White, G. (2021). Factors Impacting Security Incidents on Personal Computing Devices. Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 33(4), 185–208. https://doi.org/10.4018/JOEUC.20210701.oa9
  • Moqbel, M., Hewitt, B. A., Nah, F., & McLean, R. (2021). Sustaining patient portal continuous use: Cognitive dissonance effects of health professional encouragement and security concerns. Information Systems Frontier. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10796-021-10161-5
  • Moqbel, M., Rahman, M., Cho, S., & Hewitt, B. A. (2020). Sustaining Patient Engagement: The Role of Health Emotion and Personality Traits in Patient Portal Continued-Use Decision. AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, 12(4). https://doi.org/10.17705/1thci.00135
  • Hewitt, B., Walz, D., & McLeod, A. J. (2020). The Effect of Conflict and Knowledge Sharing on the Performance of Information Technology Project Teams. International Journal of Knowledge Management, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.4018/IJKM.2020010101

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Million Women Mentor 2019 Educator Stand Up for STEM Award, Million Women Mentors -- Texas. December 6, 2019 - 2019
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College of Health Profession Presidential Scholarly/Creative Award Nominee, Texas State University President. 2022
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Shortlist for Outstanding Contribution of the Year, The Women in IT Awards US Edition 2021. September 21, 2021
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College of Health Profession Presidential Scholarly/Creative Award Nominee, Texas State University President. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Health Profession 2019 Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Service, College of Health Professions. 2019

Selected Grants

  • Fulton, Lawrence V (Principal), Villagran, Melinda Morris (Co-Principal), , Bing Zhou (Co-Principal), Mendez, Francis A (Co-Principal), Ekin, Tahir (Co-Principal), Qasem, Apan Muhammad (Co-Principal), Konur, Dincer (Supporting), Alanis, Emmanuel (Supporting), Zihagh, Fereshteh (Supporting), Dong, Zhijie (Co-Principal), Shen, Xiaoxi (Supporting), De Nadai, Alessandro Stevens (Supporting), Zhu, Ye (Co-Principal), Hewitt, Barbara A (Co-Principal), Valles Molina, Damian (Supporting), White, Alexander (Supporting), Dolezel, Diane M (Supporting), Ioudina, Vera (Supporting), Islam, Tanzima Z (Supporting), Lee, Chul Ho (Supporting), Metsis, Vangelis (Supporting), Moradi, Masoud (Supporting), Gao, Ju (Supporting), Li-Jen, Lester (Supporting), Jones, Dustin (Supporting), Pham, Vung (Supporting), Holt, Melinda (Supporting), Kyung An, Min (Supporting), Islam, ABM (Supporting), Cho, Hyuk (Supporting), Liu, Quigzhoung (Supporting), Liang, Fan (Supporting), Topinka, Joseph Baar (Supporting). The Accelerating Credentials of Purpose and Value for the Texas Innovation Corridor (TIC) Consortium Grant, THECB, State, $1450000. (Submitted: November 2021, Funded: February 2022 - October 2022). Grant.
  • Hewitt, Barbara (Principal), McLeod, Alexander (Co-Principal). Testing Technology Facilitation Theory: An Empirical Study, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $13120. (Submitted: December 1, 2015, Funded: January 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017). Grant.
  • Hewitt, Barbara (Principal). Software Upgrade for College of Health Professions Computer Lab, University Computer Advisory Committee, Institutional (Higher Ed), $10000. (Submitted: 1999, Funded: August 2000). Grant.
  • Hewitt, Barbara (Principal), Dolezel, Diane M (Co-Principal). Exploring Factors that Influence Ethical Decision-Making in Healthcare, Texas Society of Allied Health Professionals, State, $1500. (Submitted: June 30, 2022, Funded: September 30, 2022 - September 15, 2023). Grant.
  • Hewitt, Barbara (Supporting). National Center for Women and Information Technology AspireIT, National Center for Women and Information Technology, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $1500. (Submitted: September 13, 2021, Funded: March 2022). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Implementation Working Group
July 25, 2022-Present
Sue E Biedermann Scholarship Review Committee
September 2017-Present
University Academic Computing Committee
September 1, 2017-Present
Coordinator / Organizer
San Antonio University Women in Technology Symposium
Coordinator / Organizer
San Antonio Area Aspiration Award Coordinator for National Center for Women in Information and Technology Aspiration Award Recognition
September 2013-Present