Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Professor of Computer & Information Technology


  • Ed.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Technological and Adult Education)
  • M.S.E., Arkansas State University, Jonesboro (Business Education)
  • B.S.E., Arkansas State University, Jonesboro (Business Education)

Teaching Specialties

  • IT Project Management
  • Visual Basic Programming
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • First Year Experience

Research Interests

  • Learning Styles
  • Note taking Skills
  • Learning Transfer


  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Southeast Decision Sciences Institute
  • Beta Gamma Sigma


Dr. Paula Ruby is a Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Arkansas State University and has been here 15 years.  Paula has published several articles and written textbooks for microcomputer applications.  Most recently she has co-authored with Dr. Ralph Ruby, Decoding Note-Taking Abbreviations and Symbols Using a Mobile Device, Psychology Research.  She has also co-authored with Dr. Ralph Ruby an article in the Journal of Business and Economics, Note-Taking Skills:  Everybody Needs Them.  She and Ralph have also written apps for the iPad and iPhone entitled Ruby Translator, Texting Champ and Keyboarding Champ, My Classroom Notes Collegiate 2015 and My Classroom Notes K – 12, and ASTATE Academic Texting Champion and ASTATE Academic Keyboarding Champion. They have recently been awarded a Patent, titled TRANSLATOR.