Jean Coppola
Associate Professor

E-mail: jcoppola@pace.edu

Personal Website:
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School/College:
  • Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Department(s):
  • Information Technology West

Primary Location:
163 William Street 224

Office Hours: (Spring 2014)
Wednesday
(by Appointment Only)
1:00PM-6:00PM

Office Phone:
+1 (914) 773-3755

Fax Phone: (914) 989-8212

Secondary Location: Goldstein Academic Center

Office Phone: +1-914-773-3755

Education

PhD, Nova Southeastern University, Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, 2003
Computing Technology in Education

MS, Pace University, 1992
Telecommunications

MS, Pace University, 1990
Computer Science

Graduate Certificate, Pace University, 1990
Computer Communications & Networks

BS, Hofstra University, 1986
Computer Engineering

Scheduled Courses

Spring 2014:
  • CIT 481: Cpstn in Infrmtn Tchnlgy
  • CIS 102: Intergenerational Computing
  • CIS 102: Intergenerational Computing
  • TS 643: Networking Technologies

View All Courses Taught
  • CIS 102: Intergenerational Computing
  • CIS 102: Topic:Intergenerational Cmptng
  • CIT 481: Cpstn in Infrmtn Tchnlgy
  • CS 490: Ind Study in Computer Science
  • ED 692: Stdnt Tchng in Edct'nl Tchnlgy
  • IS 495: Information Systems Internship
  • TS 105: Cmptrs for Human Empowerment
  • TS 341: Networking Technologies
  • TS 351: Cmptr Hrdwre: Trblesht / Mntnc
  • TS 351: Cmptr Hrdwre: Trblesht/Mntnc
  • TS 395: Independent Study in TS
  • TS 471: Internship in Technology Systm
  • TS 471: Internship in TS
  • TS 642: Cmptr Hrdwre, Trblesht & Mntnc
  • TS 643: Networking Technologies
  • TS 671: Intrnshp in Edctnl Tchnlgy
  • Research Interests

    Telemedicine / Telehealth; Gerontechnology / Gerotechnology ; Mobile App Design ; Technology Impact on Dementia / Alzheimers Disease ; Ambient Intelligence ; Computers and Society (Intergenerational Computing); Service-Learning ;

    Awards and Honors

    • Pace University, May 1, 1998 - Edward J. Mortola Outstanding Administrative Department Award
    • Pace University, April 1, 1997 - Service Award, Dyson School of Arts & Sciences
    • Queens Village Youth Marching Band, June 1, 1995 - Mayor Giuliani Voluntary Action Center, Youth Service Award
    • Queens Village Youth Marching Band, June 1, 1994 - NYS Assembly Citizen's Award for Outstanding Personal Achievement & Dedication to NY's Children
    • Pace University, May 1, 1992 - School of Computer Science Graduate Service Award
    • Pace University, May 1, 1990 - Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Computer Science Graduate Departmental Award

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) , August 1 , 2004
    • Association for Computing Machinery [Committee Member] , July 1 , 2004
    • American Association for Higher Education , May 1 , 2004

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    • Thinkfinity [Grant]
      Pace University, Office of the Provost , Pace University , $15,000.00
      Not Funded,PROPOSAL FOR A VIDEO STUDIO IN THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAB Guest lectures by prominent entrepreneurs, investors, bankers, professional service providers, and other business leaders is a vital part of an entrepreneurship education. Over the years, Entrepreneurship@Lubin and the Entrepreneurship Lab have proudly hosted a wide variety of such speakers. Many of these events have been videotaped and made available through Pace websites, Pace’s iTunes U account and on YouTube. However, while watching videos of the recorded events, students have complained of poor sound and video quality. Despite these drawbacks, viewership has steadily increased and a number of organizations have sponsored such events, specifically citing the value of video. A sophisticated and dedicated Video Studio for the Entrepreneurship Lab would enable the creation of high-quality video content. Pace students and faculty interested in interviewing speakers or creating academic content through videos would be able to make use this Video Studio. Additionally, an increasing number of scholarly funding resources and student academic competitions are requiring high-quality video clips for documentation of success, as well as comparison to competing submissions. Although the Pace Pleasantville campus has access to high quality equipment for students to help with these requirements for research projects, the Pace NYC campus does not have the same quality resources. Moreover, the Pleasantville campus resources are not available 24/7, in particular on Friday nights and weekends when students have downtime to shoot and edit for this time consuming, but necessary process. For example, mobile apps competitions require student researchers to submit professional quality video clips along with their apps and written documentation. Video clips not only are required for mobile app competitions, but also have had requests from funders to send along video clips of the elderly using technology for various reasons. One reason is to show the board members deciding on grant proposals are who technologically skeptical that the elderly are really using and enjoying mobile technology, as well as to show that the apps are functioning pieces of software and pleasurable to use by the senior citizens.
    • Integrating the iPad into the Educational Technology Curriculum and Community: Facilitating Accessibility Awareness and Experimental Learning [Grant]
      Thinkfinity, Verizon Foundation , Pace University , $9,964.00
      Funded,Grant 2012
    • Renewal of "Crossing the Digital Divide" Gerontechnology Project [Grant]
      Westchester Community Foundation , Pace University , $15,000.00
      Funded, 2009
    • Westchester Community Foundation(WCF) [Grant]
      Pace University , $10,000.00
      Funded,Continued Research in Intergenerational Computing - Continued Research in Intergenerational Computing 2008
    • Isabel Brabazon Research and Evaluation Award [Grant]
      Kevin Brabazon , Pace University , $5,000.00
      Funded,Continued Research in Intergenerational Computing 2007
    • Equipment Grant [Grant]
      Fuji Film , Pace University , $2,369.00
      Funded, 2006
    • Information Assurance Grant [Grant]
      National Security Agency , Pace University , $179,905.00
      Funded, 2006
    • Web Adaptation Technology Grant [Grant]
      IBM , Pace University , $35,000.00
      Funded, 2006
    • Information Assurance and Security Research Lab [Grant]
      CISCO Systems , Pace University , $125,360.00
      Funded, 2005
    • Hewlett Packard Higher Education Mobile Technology Grant [Grant]
      Hewlett Packard , Pace University , $60,000.00
      Funded,Wireless Computing in the Classroom 2004
    • Database for Internet 2 [Grant]
      NYSERNet , Pace University , $90,262.00
      Funded, 2004
    • Scholarly Research Grant [Grant]
      Pace University, School of Computer Science & Information Systems , Pace University , $790.00
      Funded,"Enhanced Learning and Improved Critical Thinking in an Electronic Classroom" 2002
    • High Performance Network Connections for Science and Engineering Research - HPNC: Internet 2 at Pace University [Grant]
      Pace University , Pace University , $150,000.00
      Funded,Effective 9/15/01, enabling Internet 2 connectivity for the whole University. 2001
    • Thinkfinity Grant [Grant]
      Pace University, Office of the Provost , Pace University , $15,000.00
      Funded,"Entrepreneurship Meets Technology Innovation" Entrepreneurship skills are important for those not only seeking to establish a new venture, but also are increasingly critical in various professional careers given today's competitive marketplace, and rapid technological innovation leading to a dramatic change in the very nature of work. The Entrepreneurship Lab serves as a means to facilitate and integrate unique activities and opportunities with students in the computer science and information technology courses. The lab provides an environment where students can safely experiment with their ventures, allowing for both successes and failures without the consequences they would otherwise face in real-world scenarios. By developing risk-taking and risk-management behaviors, students will be better equipped to successfully identify sound entrepreneurial opportunities. Funding is requested to enhance the technological resources and capabilities of the Entrepreneurship Lab, specifically: a 3D Printer and supplies; tablet Computers to test apps; participation in an entrepreneurship/innovation academic conference; student stipends; and faculty/staff stipends. 2013

    Publications

    • Journal Article, Professional Journal
      The evolution of successful service-learning courses in the computing curriculum: From infancy to innovation
      2013
    • Other [Published]
      Developing an Open Source Assistive Technology Online Community
      Proceedings of The Michael L. Gargano 10th Annual Student/Faculty Research Day , May 1 2012
    • Other [Published]

      Seniors and their iPads, iPhones: Keeping up in the computer age , March 21 2012
    • Other [Published]

      Students teach computer skills to older generation , March 21 2012
    • Journal Article, Academic Journal [Published]
      A Case Study: Growing Community Partnerships with a Service-Learning Intergenerational Computing Course
      The Journal of Community Informatics , March 1 2012
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Service-Learning: New Models of Creative Instruction for Successful Teaching Strategies in the Millennium
      Proceedings of the Faculty Research Network – FRN 2011 National Symposium: Emerging Pedagogies for the New Millennium , November 1 2011
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Community Empowering Service-Learning Courses Through 21st Century Technologies
      Proceedings of 12th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education – SIGITE 2011 , October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1 2011
    • Other [Published]

      Senior Citizen Explosion Could be a Job Creator , August 15 2011
    • Other [Published]

      An Intergenerational Computing Model to Empower Older Adults – Part II , June 2 2011
    • Other [Published]

      An Intergenerational Computing Model to Empower Older Adults – Part I , May 26 2011
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Service-Learning Computing Courses Assist with Technology Needs in Community Based Organizations Serving Older Adults
      Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference – LISAT 2011 , May 12 2011
    • Cited Research [Published]
      Teens Take Elders to Tech Boot Camp
      The Wall Street Journal , January (1st Quarter/Winter) 12 2011
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Empowering Communities of Disadvantaged Individuals and Locales with Advanced Support and Technologies
      Proceedings of the Faculty Resource Network – FRN 2010 National Symposium: Engaging Students in the Community and the World , November 1 2010
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Web of Support: Undergraduate Students Mentoring Low-Income Senior Citizens in Online Networking
      Proceedings of the Faculty Resource Network – FRN 2010 National Symposium: Engaging Students in the Community and the World , November 1 2010
    • Journal Article, Academic Journal [Published]
      Granny Can Get Her Internet Game On; Seniors Learn Computer Skills; The many benefits for the 65-and-over crowd include more contact with family
      Investor's Business Daily , August 30 2010
    • Other [Published]

      Granny Can Get Her Internet Game On , August 27 2010
    • Other [Published]
      Brain Games and the Elderly: Improving Cognitive Function using Gerontechnology
      Proceedings of The Michael L. Gargano 8th Annual Student/Faculty Research Day , May 1 2010
    • Journal Article, Academic Journal [Published]
      Community Empowerment and Service Learning Practices through Computer Science Curricula of a Major Metropolitan University
      April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1 2010
    • Other [Published]
      Cognitive Assessment: An Analysis of Elderly Cognition in an Intergenerational Computing Program
      Proceedings of The Michael L. Gargano 7th Annual Student/Faculty Research Day , May 1 2009
    • Monograph [Published]
      Civic Engagement in the First-Year Experience Civic Engagement Through Computer Technology at Pace University
      The New York Times Monograph on Civic Engagement in The First Year of College , December 31 2008
    • Journal Article, Academic Journal [Published]
      Looking Forward to Look Backward: Technology and King Arthur
      2008
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Intergenerational Computing for Healthy Aging: A Case Study
      Proceedings of the 36th Annual conference of the State Society on Aging of New York , October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1 2008
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      The Role of Service-Learning Computing Courses for Non-Majors: Providing Quality Instruction while Impacting the Student Experience
      Proceedings of the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education – NITLE Conference , October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1 2008
    • Journal Article, Academic Journal [Published]
      Civic Engagement through Computing Technology
      First Year Civic Engagement: Sound Foundations for College, Citizenship and Democracy, a New York Times publication , April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1 2008
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Co-Learning Opportunities: Integrating Service-Learning Technologies (SLT) into Undergraduate Courses
      Proceedings of the Lilly-East Conference on College and University Teaching , April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1 2008
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Service Learning and Pace University
      Proceedings of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute – NEDSI Conference , March 28 2008
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Service-Learning Courses: A Multi-Perspective Outlook
      Proceedings of the 27th Annual Research conference: Organizational Systems Research Association – OSRA 2008 , February 1 2008
    • Other [Published]

      Alternate Paths to University Positions: Women's Choice , November 1 2007
    • Journal Article, Academic Journal [Published]
      Alternate Paths to University Positions: Women's Choice
      Faculty Resource Network Journal: Advancing Women and the Underrepresented in the Academy , September 1 2007
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Service Learning in Seidenberg School: Involving Students in Civic Engagement
      Proceedings of the 6th Annual Faculty Institute , May 1 2007
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      The Intergenerational Computing Course: Service Learning, Gerontechnology Research, and Computer Literacy
      Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Information Systems Education Conference - ISECON 2006 , November 1 2006
    • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal [Published]
      Seniors and Students Close the Digital Divide
      Westchester Generations , July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 1 2006
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Pilot Study in Gerontechnology: Bridging the Digital Divide for the Elderly through Intergenerational Computing
      Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS '06) , June 1 2006
    • Journal Article, Academic Journal [Published]
      Comparison of Teaching Java in a Computer Classroom/Traditional Classromm vs. Smart E-Classroom and ItsEffect on Critical Thinking: A Case Study
      2005
    • Book Review [Published]

      Proceedings of the 16th International Information Resource Management Association Conference - IRMA 2005 , November 1 2005
    • Book Review [Published]

      IPSI 2005 - Internet, Processing, Systems, and Interdisciplinary (Research) 2005 Conference , October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1 2005
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Internet 2 Partnerships: Enabling High speed Collaborations Across the Miles
      Internet2 - 2005 Conference , September 19 2005
    • Book Review [Published]

      Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference 2005 , April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1 2005
    • Book Review [Published]
      Organizational Systems Research Association (OSRA)
      Information Systems Education Journal (ISEDJ) , April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1 2005
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Comparison of Teaching Java in a Computer Classroom/Traditional Classroom vs. Smart E-Classroom and ItsEffect on Critical Thinking: A Case Study
      November 2004
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Educating in Real-Time Robotel Classrooms
      July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2004
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Different Technology Integrated Classes and Critical Thinking Skills
      October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 31 2002
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Smart E-Classrooms, Traditional Classrooms and Critical Thinking
      October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 15 2002
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      The Effect of Technology Integration on Critical Thinking Skills in a Graduate Introductory Information Systems Course
      November 1 2001
    • Technical Report [Published]
      PC-Based Video Conferencing: Guidelines for Opening a Remote Section of a Course
      CSIS Technical Report , November 1 1997
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      PC-based Video Conferencing: Opportunities and Guidelines for Opening a Remote Section of a Course
      Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education Conference , November 1 1997
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Technology Management in Educational Environments
      Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Management , August 1 1993
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Microcomputers in Educational and Research Environments: Their Management, Acquisition, Upgrade and Maintenance
      Proceedings of the Twentieth ACM/SIGUCCS User Services Conference , November 1 1992
    • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New [Published]
      Library Automation Network: Connectivity in a Multi-Campus Environment
      Campus Wide Information Systems: Case Studies , August 1 1992
    • Conference Proceeding [Published]
      Simulating Ionic Crystal Growth With Cellular Automata
      Proceedings of the Workshop on Cellular Automata , April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1 1991
    • Magazine/Trade Publication [Published]
      Turbocharging your 386: Build a 386 from Scratch or Improve Performance on a Budget
      UNIXWORLD , October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1 1990
    • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal [Published]
      Cellular Automata: A New Way of Simulation
      Dr. Dobbs' Journal , September 1 1989

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology (LISAT) IEEE 8th Annual Conference Title: Mobile Apps Development and Usability Research to Help Dementia and Alzheimer Patients
      Farmingdale College, Farmingdale, NY
    • Pace Faculty Institute [Oral Presentation]
      Title: Engaging Students through Project Parnerships
      Pace University, White Plains
    • Aging Career Day [Other]
      Title: Innovations and Technology
      Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
    • Show & Tell: Latest Developments on the EncourAGING Front [Other]
      Title: Gerontech Memoirs
      The Westchester Alliance of Academic Institutions for Aging Related Studies, New Rochelle, NY
    • Show & Tell: Latest Developments on the EncourAGING Front [Other]
      Title: Surging Ahead with Geontech ad Intergenerational Computing!
      The Westchester Alliance of Academic Institutions for Aging Related Studies, New Rochelle, NY
    • The Westchester Alliance of Academic Institutions for Aging Related Studies and Workforce Development [Other]
      Title: Gerontech Memoirs
      Show & Tell: Latest Developments on the EncourAGING Front, New Rochelle, NY
    • IEEE - Social Implications of Technology 2006 (ISTAS '06) [Keynote/Plenary Address]
      Title: Pilot Study in Gerontechnology: Bridging the Digital Divide for the Elderly through Intergenerational Computing
      IEEE, Flushing, NY
    • 38th Annual League for Innovations 2006 Conference [Other]
      Title: "Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks Through Intergenerational Computing"
      Atlanta, GA
    • Pace University DPS Research Seminar [Other]
      Title: Gerontechnology Research
      Pace University, White Plains, NY
    • Women's History Month [Other]
      Title: The Power of Aging and Technology
      SUNY Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
    • St. Francis Preparatory School Career Day [Other]
      Title: Career Choices and Course Offerings
      St. Francis Preparatory School, Fresh Meadows, NY
    • National Science Foundation Workshop [Other]
      Title: Information Assurance Education
      StonyBrook, NY
    • New York State CIO Higher Education Conference [Other]
      Title:
      Pace University
    • New York State CIO Higher Education Conference [Other]
      Title: Papers chair, organized and initiated video stream archived, and assisted in overall conference management
      Pace University
    • The 8th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) [Other]
      Title: "Cyber Security Partnerships: Cooperation, Collaboration, and Teamwork for Excellence in Information Assurance Education"
      West Point, NY
    • First Annual Faculty Institute [Other]
      Title: "Assessment of Blackboard and E-Classrooms"
      Pace University
    • Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable Conference [Other]
      Title: "Critical Thinking: Technology, Interaction, and Student Thinking Skills"
      Pace University

    PROFESSIONAL Service

    • SCI2 Founded Stakeholders Committee. [Other]