Jean Coppola
Associate Professor

E-mail: jcoppola@pace.edu

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School/College: Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Department(s): Information Technology West
Primary Location: Goldstein Academic Center 322

Office Hours: (Fall 2014)
Wednesday
(by Appointment Only)
11:30AM-1:30PM
Monday
(by Appointment Only)
11:50AM-1:20PM
Monday
(by Appointment Only)
3:20PM-4:20PM

Office Phone:
+1 (914) 773-3755

Fax Phone: 914-989-8212

Secondary Location: 163 William Street

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

Fall 2014:
  • TS 642: Cmptr Hrdwre, Trblesht & Mntnc
  • CIT 471: Information Tchnlgy Internship
  • CIS 102: Intergenerational Computing
  • CIS 102: Intergenerational Computing
  • CIS 102: Intergenerational Computing
  • CIS 102: Intergenerational Computing

View All Courses Taught
  • CIS 102: Intergenerational Computing
  • CIS 102: Topic:Intergenerational Cmptng
  • CIT 471: Information Tchnlgy Internship
  • CIT 481: Cpstn in Infrmtn Tchnlgy
  • CIT 490: Independent Study in Infor Tec
  • 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 (Remote Patient Monitoring / Ambient Intelligence); 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

    • Bachenheimer, B. & Kalyankar, N. Thinkfinity. 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.
    • Sachs, D. & Coppola, J. Tips extended. Hillman Foundation , Private , $600,000.00 . Currently Under Review,
    • Sachs, D. & Coppola, J. (2014, June 1). Telehealth intervention programs for seniors (tips). Weinberg Foundation , Private , $575,000.00 . Funded,
    • Coppola, J. & Flank, S. (2012, January 1). Integrating the ipad into the educational technology curriculum and community: facilitating accessibility awareness and experimental learning. Thinkfinity, Verizon Foundation , Pace University , $9,964.00 . Funded,Grant
    • Coppola, J. (2009, October 1). Renewal of "crossing the digital divide" gerontechnology project. Westchester Community Foundation , Pace University , $15,000.00 . Funded,
    • Coppola, J. (2008, January 1). Westchester community foundation(wcf). Pace University , $10,000.00 . Funded,Continued Research in Intergenerational Computing - Continued Research in Intergenerational Computing
    • Coppola, J. & Hayes, D. (2007, October 1). Isabel brabazon research and evaluation award. Kevin Brabazon , Pace University , $5,000.00 . Funded,Continued Research in Intergenerational Computing
    • Coppola, J. (2006, July 1). Equipment grant. Fuji Film , Pace University , $2,369.00 . Funded,
    • Murthy, N. & Cotoranu, A. (2006, July 1). Information assurance grant. National Security Agency , Pace University , $179,905.00 . Funded,
    • Coppola, J. & Gustavson, F. G. (2006, January 1). Web adaptation technology grant. IBM , Pace University , $35,000.00 . Funded,
    • Coutras, C. & Bernhey, W. (2005, January 1). Information assurance and security research lab. CISCO Systems , Pace University , $125,360.00 . Funded,
    • Hill, J. & Daniels, C. (2004, July 1). Hewlett packard higher education mobile technology grant. Hewlett Packard , Pace University , $60,000.00 . Funded,Wireless Computing in the Classroom
    • Coppola, J. (2004, January 1). Database for internet 2. NYSERNet , Pace University , $90,262.00 . Funded,
    • Thomas, J. & Thomas, B. (2002, January 1). Scholarly research grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science & Information Systems , Pace University , $790.00 . Funded,"Enhanced Learning and Improved Critical Thinking in an Electronic Classroom"
    • Merritt, S. & Anderson, D. (2001, September 15). High performance network connections for science and engineering research - hpnc: internet 2 at pace university. Pace University , Pace University , $150,000.00 . Funded,Effective 9/15/01, enabling Internet 2 connectivity for the whole University.
    • Drury, L. J. & Coppola, J. (2013, June). I am dougie your virtual service dog: an intervention to address loneliness in older adults. Thinkfinity $14,975 & Jeffrey R. Hewitt Fund for Faculty Development $8,000 , Pace University , $22,975.00 . ,
    • Drury, L. J. & Coppola, J. (2013, June). Lowering health care costs and improving outcomes for vulnerable older adults: a pilot to demonstrate the effectiveness of ecaring's in-home care management system within henry street settlement's vladeck cares naturally occurring retirement community. Pilot Health NYC , Local , $100,000.00 . Funded,
    • Drury, L. J. & Wexler, S. S. (2013, June). Vital care: a tablet-based health monitoring system for older adults at the hallmark assisted living program. Pilot Health NYC , Local , $100,000.00 . ,
    • Bachenheimer, B. & Coppola, J. (2013, January 24). Thinkfinity 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.

    Publications

    • Machesney, D. & Chen, T. Virtual pets for dementia patients. IEEE XPlore.
    • Feather-Gannon, S. & Taylor, A. (2013). The evolution of successful service-learning courses in the computing curriculum: from infancy to innovation. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Vol 28 (Issue 6) , pages 109-116.
    • Coppola, J. & Barnes, C. (2012). A case study: growing community partnerships with a service-learning intergenerational computing course. The Journal of Community Informatics. Vol 8 (Issue 1) , pages 1-8.
    • Kowtko, M. & Coppola, J. (2012, May 1). Developing an open source assistive technology online community.
    • Coppola, J. (2012, March 21). http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-senior-ipad-tech-20120321,0,5583282.story
    • Coppola, J. (2012, March 21). http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/03/21/students-teach-computer-skills-to-older-generation/
    • Coppola, J. & Barnes, C. D. (2012, March 1). A case study: growing community partnerships with a service-learning intergenerational computing course. Vol 8:01
    • Wexler, S. S. & Thomas, B. A. (2011). Service-learning computing courses assist with techology needs in community based organizations serving older adults. IEEE XPlore.
    • Zealand, R. & Tanna, W. (2011, November 1). Service-learning: new models of creative instruction for successful teaching strategies in the millennium.
    • Feather-Gannon, S. & Coppola, J. (2011, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1). Community empowering service-learning courses through 21st century technologies.
    • Coppola, J. (2011, August 15). http://www.cnbc.com/id/43140887
    • Coppola, J. (2011, June 2). http://www.screencast.com/users/Am_Soc_on_Aging/folders/MindAlert/media/792f4824-20a9-42ba-99df-5b7482d415d5
    • Coppola, J. (2011, May 26). http://www.screencast.com/users/Am_Soc_on_Aging/folders/MindAlert/media/160742fc-1a22-4c62-a7fa-f10e37fa7ef0
    • Wexler, S. & Thomas, B. (2011, May 12). Service-learning computing courses assist with technology needs in community based organizations serving older adults.
    • Coppola, J. (2011, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 12). Teens take elders to tech boot camp.
    • Lawler, J. & Wexler, S. S. (2010). Empowering communities of disadvantaged individuals and locales with advanced support and technologies. engaging students in the community and the world. Faculty Resource Network Journal. http://www.nyu.edu/frn/publications/engaging.students/Empowering.html
    • Coppola, J. & Wexler, S. S. (2010). Web of support: undergraduate students mentoring low-income senior citizens in online networking. engaging students in the community and the world. Faculty Resource Network Journal. http://www.nyu.edu/frn/publications/engaging.students/Coppola.Drury.Wexler.html
    • Lawler, J. & Wexler, S. (2010, November 1). Empowering communities of disadvantaged individuals and locales with advanced support and technologies.
    • Coppola, J. & Wexler, S. (2010, November 1). Web of support: undergraduate students mentoring low-income senior citizens in online networking.
    • Coppola, J. (2010, August 30). 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.
    • Coppola, J. (2010, August 27).
    • Perry, W. & Thomas, B. (2010, May 1). Brain games and the elderly: improving cognitive function using gerontechnology.
    • Lawler, J. & Taylor, A. (2010, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1). Community empowerment and service learning practices through computer science curricula of a major metropolitan university. The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. Vol 25 (Issue 04)

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Machesney, D. & Coppola, J. (2014, May). 10th Annual conference on Long Island Systems Applications and Technology (LISAT). Virtual pets for dementia patients. IEEEE, Farmingdale, NY
    • Sachs, D. & Coppola, J. (2014, May 8). Telehealth Conference. Telehealth overview. Westchester County, Tarrytown, NY
    • Coppola, J. & Wexler, S. S. (2014, March). 2014 Aging in America Conference. A virtual interactive multi-sensory service dog for positive stimulation in older adults. American Society on Aging, San Diego, CA
    • Coppola, J. & Yamagata, C. (2013, May). Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology (LISAT) IEEE 8th Annual Conference. Mobile apps development and usability research to help dementia and alzheimer patients. Farmingdale College, Farmingdale, NY
    • Phipps, C. & Drury, L. J. (2013, March). 2013 Aging in American Conference. Community based technology program to improve older adults' quality of life and cognitive functioning. American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL
    • Sachs, D. & Coppola, J. (2013, March 15). American Society on Aging Annual Conference. Telehealth overview. American Society on Aging, San Diego CA
    • Coppola, J. & Drury, L. J. (2012, May). 8th Annual Long Island Systems Applications and Technology Conference. Connecting the classroom and the community via a real-world it service-learning project. impacting students and making a difference in the senior community. Insitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Farmingdale, NY
    • Winsted, K. & Coppola, J. (2012, May). Pace Faculty Institute. Engaging students through project parnerships. Pace University, White Plains
    • Coppola, J. & Drury, L. J. (2012, April). Thirteenth Annual International Interprofessional Technology Conference. Using technology to improve health globally. Rutger's University, Newark, NJ
    • Coppola, J. & Wexler, S. S. (2012, February). 38th Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference. A service learning intergenerational program: engaging older adults in computing and educating undergraduates on aging. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Arlington, VA
    • Drury, L. J. & Cohen, B. (2011, December). Annual Nursing Research Conference. Bridging the digital divide: students mentoring seniors via an interdisciplinary intergenerational computer course: phase i. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
    • Wexler, S. S. & Bailly, T. (2011, November). 64th Annual Scientific Meeting. Computer skills for healthy aging: students mentoring older adults online. Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA
    • Coppola, J. & Drury, L. J. (2011, November). Read, Write, Act Virtual Conference . Providing computer literacy to older adults via an intergenerational service learning program. Student Colation forAction in Literacy Education (SCALE), Virtual-Webinar
    • Lawler, J. & Thomas, B. A. (2011, April). 22nd Annual Service Learning Conference. Bridgiing the gap between disabled citizens and higher education students through aging-in-place assistive technologies. Atlanta, GA
    • Coppola, J. & Wexler, S. S. (2011, April). 22nd Annual Service Learning Conference. Service-learning showcase: aging sensitivity training. Atlanta, GA
    • Coppola, J. & Thomas, B. A. (2010, November). Read, Write, Act Virtual Conference 2010. A model service-learning program moving the elderly into the cybeer generation via an intergenerational program. Student Colation forAction in Literacy Education (SCALE), Virtual-Webinar
    • Wexler, S. S. & Coppola, J. (2010, May). Geriatric Nursing Conference. Technology literacy for older adults. North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Roslyn, NY
    • Coppola, J. (2006, October 1). Aging Career Day. Innovations and technology. Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
    • Coppola, J. & Garnet, S. (2006, September 1). Show & Tell: Latest Developments on the EncourAGING Front. Gerontech memoirs. The Westchester Alliance of Academic Institutions for Aging Related Studies, New Rochelle, NY
    • Coppola, J. & Gustavson, F. G. (2006, September 1). Show & Tell: Latest Developments on the EncourAGING Front. Surging ahead with geontech ad intergenerational computing!. The Westchester Alliance of Academic Institutions for Aging Related Studies, New Rochelle, NY
    • Coppola, J. & Garnet, S. (2006, September 1). The Westchester Alliance of Academic Institutions for Aging Related Studies and Workforce Development. Gerontech memoirs. Show & Tell: Latest Developments on the EncourAGING Front, New Rochelle, NY
    • Coppola, J. & Gustavson, F. G. (2006, June 1). IEEE - Social Implications of Technology 2006 (ISTAS '06). Pilot study in gerontechnology: bridging the digital divide for the elderly through intergenerational computing. IEEE, Flushing, NY
    • Coppola, J. & Thomas, B. (2006, March 1). 38th Annual League for Innovations 2006 Conference. "old dogs can learn new tricks through intergenerational computing". Atlanta, GA
    • Coppola, J. & Thomas, B. (2006, March 1). Pace University DPS Research Seminar. Gerontechnology research. Pace University, White Plains, NY
    • Coppola, J. (2006, March 1). Women's History Month. The power of aging and technology. SUNY Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
    • Coppola, J. & Brogan, P. (2006, January 1). St. Francis Preparatory School Career Day. Career choices and course offerings. St. Francis Preparatory School, Fresh Meadows, NY
    • Coppola, J. (2004, October 5). National Science Foundation Workshop. Information assurance education. StonyBrook, NY
    • Coppola, J. (2004, July 1). New York State CIO Higher Education Conference. Pace University
    • Coppola, J. (2004, July 1). New York State CIO Higher Education Conference. Papers chair, organized and initiated video stream archived, and assisted in overall conference management. Pace University
    • Coppola, J. (2004, April 1). The 8th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE). "cyber security partnerships: cooperation, collaboration, and teamwork for excellence in information assurance education". West Point, NY
    • Thomas, J. & Thomas, B. (2002, May 1). First Annual Faculty Institute. "assessment of blackboard and e-classrooms". Pace University
    • Coppola, J. & Hernandez, C. (2001, May 18). Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable Conference. "critical thinking: technology, interaction, and student thinking skills". Pace University

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