Phyllis C. Self
ORG Virginia Commonwealth University Title BIO Phyllis Self is the Vice Provost for Academic Technology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Self serves on Blackboard's national Product Advisory Board and Internet2's Member Meeting Program Committee, as well as numerous University committees. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991. The title of her dissertation is: "Formal and Informal Communication Patterns among AIDS Researchers: An Investigation Based on Collaboration and Productivity." Prior to her current position she served as a Health Sciences Librarian for a total of twenty-five years at VCU, University of Cincinnati and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She currently is teaching an online course entitled "Health Informatics," as part of VCU's Ph.D. in Health-related Sciences program
. She is a member of American Medical Informatics Association
, American Society for Information Science , Coalition for Networked Information , EDUCAUSE , Internet2 , and the Southeastern University Research Association , SURA-CIO Council. She has published over thirty journal articles and a book in the fields of library and information science, and served as Principal Investigator on various grants totaling near $1.5 million. She serves on a number of volunteer community organizations.