Cathy Dwyer
Associate Professor
Department Chairperson


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School/College: Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Department(s): Information Technology NY
Primary Location: 163 William Street

Office Hours: (Spring 2015)
Tuesday, Thursday

Office Phone:
+1 (212) 346-1728

Fax Phone: 914-989-8608



Dr. Dwyer has extensive publications in the areas of online privacy and green information systems. She has developed a number of interdisciplinary courses, including "Computers and the Surveillance Society."


PhD, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, US, 2008

Information Systems

MS, Pace University, 1996

Computer Science

MA, Manhattan School of Music, 1984

BA, Fordham University, 1979

Political Science

Scheduled Courses

Spring 2015:
  • CIT 110: Intro to Inform Technology

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  • CIS 101: Computers & Social Rspnsblty
  • CIS 101: Downtown New York
  • CIS 101: Forensic Computing
  • CIS 101: Introduction to Computing
  • CIS 101: Introduction to Computing - LC
  • CIT 110: Intro to Inform Technology
  • CIT 312: Introduction to Programming l
  • CIT 314: Introduction to Programming II
  • CIT 336: Web Scripting
  • CIT 341: Found of Enterprise Info Sys
  • CIT 342: Systems Analysis and Design
  • CIT 396: Adv Infrmtn Tchlgy for Acc App
  • CS 121: Computer Programming I
  • CS 122: Computer Programming II
  • CS 490: Ind Study in Computer Science
  • INT 197: Cyberctznshp: Ethcs & the Web
  • INT 198: Cmptrs & the Srvllnc Scty
  • IS 112: Computer Orgnztn and Prgmng
  • IS 223: Fundamentals of Programming
  • IS 241: Systems Analysis and Design
  • IS 490: Independent Study/Info Systems
  • IS 600: Grad Independent Study in IS
  • IS 612: Objct Oriented Cncpts & Dvlpmt
  • IS 617: Information Systems Principles
  • IS 676: Fndtns of Socl & Mbl Tchnlgs
  • MAR 648: Fdn of Social & Mobile Techn
  • Research Interests

    Online Privacy and the Law; Collaborative Technology; Social Media; Green Information Systems

    Awards and Honors

    • Association for Information Systems, August 15, 2013 - Best Paper Award
    • June 1, 1979 - Phi Beta Kappa


    • Future Energy Business & Energy Informatics [Member, Program Committee] , January 2014
    • iOS Developer University Program , January 2013
    • Academy of Business Disciplines [Member, Advisory Board] , January 2012
    • IBM Academic Alliance , January 2012
    • International Conference on Information Systems [Associate Editor] , January 2012
    • SAP University Alliance , January 2012
    • Americas Conference on Information Systems [Track Chair] , January 2011
    • European Conference on Information Systems [Associate Editor] , January 2011
    • International Journal of Business Intelligence Research [Member, Editorial Review Board] , January 2011
    • Association for Computing Machinery [Member] 2005
    • Association for Information Systems [Member] 2005
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [Member] 2005

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    • Dwyer, C. (2013, July 1). Creating a pace university mooc on environmental law, policy, and sustainability. Verizon Thinkfinity , Pace University , $15,000.00 . Funded,This grant supports the development and recording of a MOOC on Environmental Law, Policy, and Sustainability. Eleven Pace faculty from across the university presented lectures for the MOOC. My lecture was on "Green Information Systems."
    • Dwyer, C. (2014, January 1). Use of social media and cancer treatments. Boehringer Ingelheim , Private , $48,000.00 . Funded,This study will apply text mining techniques to develop a taxonomy of topics discussed on social media sites related to the use of drugs in cancer treatment.
    • Dwyer, C. & Priluck, R. (2012, January 1). Digital imperatives in marketing: the integration of communications and technology to target consumers while protecting privacy. Thinkfinity, Verizon Foundation , Pace University , $12,900.00 . Funded,Grant


    • Hasan, H. & Dwyer, C. (2014, August). Designing a hybrid academic workshop: lessons from the field.
    • Dwyer, C. (2014, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Online social network privacy management.
    • vom Brocke, J., Watson, R., Dwyer, C., Elliot, S. & Melville, N. (2013, December). Green information systems: directives for the is discipline. Communications of the AIS. Vol 33 (Issue 30)
    • Brocke, J. v., Watson, R., Dwyer, C., Elliott, S. & Nigel, M. (2012, December). Green information systems: directives for the is discipline.
    • Dwyer, C. & Hasan, H. (2012). Emergent solutions for global climate change: lessons from green is research. The International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology. Vol 2 (Issue 2)
    • Dwyer, C. (2011, December 31). Socio-technical systems theory and environmental sustainability. Vol 11:03
    • Dwyer, C. (2011, September). Energy literacy and environmental sustainability. Low Carbon Economy. Vol 2 (Issue 3)
    • Dwyer, C. (2011, September 1). Privacy in the age of google and facebook. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. Vol 30:03:00
    • Hasan, H. & Dwyer, C. (2010, August 7). Was the copenhagen summit doomed from the start? some insights from green is research.


    • Collins, R., Dwyer, C., Hiltz, S. & Shrivastav, H. AMCIS 2012. Do i know what you can see? social networking sites and privacy management.
    • Shrivastav, H., Collins, R., Hiltz, S. & Dwyer, C. (2012). AMCIS 2012 . Facebook news feed: relevance or noise?.
    • Dwyer, C. & O'Callaghan, S. (2011). Academy of Business Disciplines Conference 2011. Connecting information systems across disciplines: building the modern knowledge worker.
    • Dwyer, C. (2011, June 24). When Everyone (Including Your Mother) is on Facebook: Implications for Information Security and Privacy Professionals. New York Metro Information Systems Security Association, New York, NY
    • Dwyer, C. (2011, June 2). The Future of Privacy Forum, Google, Palantir, and Technology | Academics | Policy. The Future of Privacy Forum, Google, Palantir, and Technology Academics Policy, Berkeley, CA


    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Committee Chair]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Faculty Advisor]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Liason to Trendsetters Network]
      Desc: For development of Conference for High School Girls in non-traditional career paths


    • Faculty Search Committee [Committee Member]
    • Graduate Admissions Fair [Other]
      Desc: Attend the Pace Graduate Fair and talk to current Pace undergrads about opportunities for graduate study at Seidenberg.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Strengthened connection between undergrads and graduate programs.


    • Ad Hoc Committee on Educational Technology [Chairperson]
      Desc: Chair of faculty led committee charged by President Friedman to examine the broader role of technology as it relates to higher education.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Establish collaboration among faculty and staff across campuses to brainstorm on the role of technology in higher education.
    • Committee of Deans and Faculty for Promotion and Tenure (CDFPT) [Committee Member]
      Desc: Descide on tenure and promotion requests.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Descide on tenure and promotion requests.
    • University Budget Committee [Committee Member]
      Desc: University advisory committee related to Finance and Budget.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: University advisory committee related to Finance and Budget.
    • New York Faculty Council [Second Vice Chair]
      Desc: Member of executive committee of NY Faculty Council, interfacing with university leadership, including president, provost, and chief financial officer, to represent the interests of the faculty in the governance of the university.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Our slate of candidates was elected unanimously.
    • TAP Workshop [Represent the faculty perspective on CDFPT.]
      Desc: This workshop is for candidates for tenure and promotion. I describing the evaluation process for CDFPT from the perspective of the faculty.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Explained tenure and promotion process.


    • Future Energy Business & Energy Informatics Conference (FEB-EI) [Program Committee Member]
      Desc: Serve as member of program committee for Future Energy Business & Energy Informatics Conference (FEB-EI), international conference that focuses on Energy Informatics.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Put together programs for Future Energy Business & Energy Informatics Conference (FEB-EI).
    • Information Systems Journal [Reviewer, Journal Article]
      Desc: Review "Learning from Smart Cities: Enhancing Requirements Engineering for Green Information Systems"
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: part of a special issue on Green IS
    • CSCW 2015 Privacy Workshop “The Future of Networked Privacy: Challenges and Opportunities” [Member of Workshop Program Committee]
      Desc: Served as member of program committee for a workshop on privacy at CSCW, a premier computer science conference held once every two years.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Ran a workshop that integrate diverse disciplines to consider how social computing systems can best manage privacy in networked spaces, a critically important social and design factor in the use of social media.
    • Journal of the Association of Information Systems [Reviewer, Journal Article]
      Desc: Review "Greening ICT: a mechanism-based approach to institutional change"
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: JAIS is a top tier journal in information systems.
    • Information, Technology, and People (journal) [Reviewer, Journal Article]
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: ITP is a top journal in IT/IS.
    • SIGGreen [Officer, President/Elect/Past]
      Desc: Leader of SIGGreen, a special interest group of researchers interested in applying technology to environmental sustainability.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Two face to face workshops Three virtual workshops