Philip Doty

Philip Doty

Associate Professor

pdoty@ischool.utexas.edu
(512) 471-3746
UTA 5.328


Biography

Philip Doty worked for 13 years for Oneida County, New York, in environmental protection, information management, regulatory compliance, and assay training. He has also worked in the ERIC Clearinghouse for Information and Educational Technology, in the Syracuse University Library system as a special assistant to the Associate Director for Collection Development, in public services at the Geology and Physics Libraries, and in special system-wide automation projects.

His particular areas of research and teaching expertise are copyright, privacy, federal information policy, information behavior, cultural and gender aspects of information technologies, history and politics of computer networks, research methods, philosophy and information studies, and digital libraries.

He has consulted and done research with organizations such as NASA, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the Museum Computer Network, the GTE/Verizon Foundation, and the Texas Office of Court Administration. He was a founding Associate Editor of the journal, Internet Research: Electronic Networking Applications and Policy and co-author of The National Research and Education Network (NREN): Research and Policy Perspectives.

AT UT, he is an Associate Director of the Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute, a faculty affiliate of the Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural Record, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

He is serving as Graduate Advisor for the School of Information for 2005-2007.

Degrees

B.A., 1971, English, LeMoyne College; M.L.S., 1988, Syracuse
University; Ph.D., 1995, Information Transfer, Syracuse University.

Areas Of Specialization

Digital Libraries
Technologies
Privacy
Philosophy
Information Behavior
History of Computer Networks
Federal Information Policy
Cultural and Gender Aspects of Information
Copyright

Recent Publications

Broussard, Ramona, & Doty, Philip. (2016). Toward an understanding of fiction and information behavior. Annual Conference of the Association for Information Science & Technology. Copenhagen, Denmark. (10 pp.)

Doty, Philip. (2015). U.S. Homeland Security and risk assessment. Government Information Quarterly. 32(3), 342-352.

Doty, Philip. (2015). Ethics, risk, and U.S. government secrecy. Journal of Information Ethics. 24(1), 11-47.

Doty, Philip. (In press). Privacy, surveillance, and the "smart home." In Melissa Ocepek & William Aspray (Eds.), Deciding where to live: Information studies on where to live in America (12,500 words). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Doty, Philip. (2020). Oxymorons of privacy and surveillance in "smart homes." Annual Conference of the Association for Information Science & Technology. (7800 words). Fall 2020.

Doty, Philip. (2020). Learning from fictional characters: An information behavior perspective. Canadian Association for Information Science 2020 (Virtual) Annual Conference. Fall 2020.

Doty, Philip. (2020, July). Library analytics as moral dilemmas for academic librarians. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 46(4), 102141. (5200 words)

Doty, Philip, & Broussard, Ramona. (2017). Fiction as informative and its implications for information science theory. Annual Conference of the Association for Information Science & Technology. Crystal City, VA. (10 pp.)

Davidson, Mark, & Doty, Philip. (2017). "Someone to watch over me": Spotify and the ethics of music discovery. Annual Information Ethics Round Table, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (8 pp.).

Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourse
2021SpringI 301Introduction to Informatics
2021SpringINF 390CCopyright: Legal and Cultural Perspectives
2020FallINF 380EPerspectives on Information
2020FallINF 390NInformation Policy Privacy, Surveillance, and National Security
2020SpringINF 386GGender, Technology, and Information
2020SpringIMS 382Identity and Public Policy
2019SpringINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2019SpringINF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2018SpringIMS 382Identity and Public Policy
2016Summer WholeINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Identity & Public Policy-RESTRICTED [MSIMS]
2014FallINF 397CUnderstanding Research
2014SpringINF 391D.12Disciplinary Foundations For Information Studies
2013FallINF 388LProfessional Experience and Project
2013FallINF 388RPracticum in School Libraries
2012FallINF 380EPerspectives on Information
2011FallINF 397CUnderstanding Research
2011SpringINF 390CCopyright: Legal and Cultural Perspectives
2011Summer Session 1INF 397CUnderstanding Research
2010FallINF 382CUnderstanding and Serving Users
2010FallINF 397CUnderstanding Research
2010SpringINF 397CUnderstanding Research
2010SpringINF 386GGender, Technology, and Information
2010Summer Session 1INF 397CUnderstanding Research
2009FallINF 382CUnderstanding and Serving Users
2009FallINF 390N.01Federal Information Policy
2009SpringINF 382CUnderstanding and Serving Users
2009SpringINF 390N.02Seminar in Information Policy Copyright Seminar
2009SpringINF 397Research in Information Studies Women's and Gender Studies Writing Studio
2009Summer Session 1INF 382CUnderstanding and Serving Users
2008FallINF 382CUnderstanding and Serving Users
2008FallINF 391D.08Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory I
2008SpringINF 390N.02Seminar in Information Policy Copyright
2008SpringINF 382CUnderstanding and Serving Users
2008SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Gender, Technology, and Information
2008Summer Session 2INF 397CUnderstanding Research
2007FallINF 390N.01Federal Information Policy
2007FallINF 391D.08Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory I
2007Summer Session 1INF 397CUnderstanding Research
2006FallINF 390N.01Federal Information Policy
2006FallINF 391D.08Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory I
2006SpringINF 390N.02Seminar in Information Policy Copyright: Legal and Cultural Perspectives
2006SpringGRS 390JGender, Technology, and Information
2006Summer Session 1INF 397CUnderstanding Research
2005FallINF 390N.01Federal Information Policy
2005FallINF 391D.08Introduction to Doctoral Research and Theory I
2005SpringINF 382CUnderstanding and Serving Users
2005SpringINF 390N.02Seminar in Information Policy Copyright: Legal and Cultural Perspectives
2005Summer Session 1INF 382CUnderstanding and Serving Users
2004FallINF 382MGovernment Information
2004FallINF 397CUnderstanding Research
2004SpringINF 380KInternet Applications
2004SpringINF 380KInternet Applications
2003FallINF 382CUnderstanding and Serving Users
2003FallINF 390N.01Federal Information Policy
2003FallINF 382CUnderstanding and Serving Users