Jean Coppola
Associate Professor

E-mail: jcoppola@pace.edu

Personal Website: Click Here

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

Office Hours: (Spring 2016)
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 224

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, Hempstead, NY, 1986

Computer Science

Scheduled Courses

Spring 2016:
  • CIT 481: Cpstn in Infrmtn Tchnlgy
  • 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 Univeristy, May 22, 2015 - Sponsored Research 3rd Annual Research Day Award
    • Hofstra University, August 2014 - Hofstra Alumni of the Month
    • EMG Health Communications, October 20, 2012 - Outstanding community commitment to youth & elderly
    • Pace University, September 2012 - Wilson Center Faculty Fellow
    • Computerworld , June 4, 2012 - Laureate Honors Program, Global Information Technology Award
    • 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

    MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

    • Westfair Communications, "Telehealth program expands in Westchester", Colleen Wilson [Internet], December 7 2015
      http://westfaironline.com/76091/telehealth-program-expands-in-westchester/
    • MEDTECH BOSTON [Internet], September 16 2015
      Aging-in-place safely: Five Health Tech Products Rethinking Elder Care
    • News12 TIPS at Westchester’s “Salute to Seniors” [TV], May 13 2014
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ7kdcwn1-g

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • International Society for Gerontechnology 2015
      gerontechnology: designing technology and environment for independent living and social participation of older persons in good health, comfort and safety. Mission ISG encourages and promotes technological innovations in products and services that address older peoples' ambitions and needs on the basis of scientific knowledge about ageing processes including cultural and individual differences
    • Council on Undergraduate Research 2013
    • International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment 2013
    • Association of American Colleges and Universities 2009
    • American Society on Aging 2008
    • Gerontologicial Society of America , January 2008
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) , August 1 , 2004
    • Association for Computing Machinery , July 1 , 2004
    • American Association for Higher Education , May 1 , 2004

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    • Sachs, D. & Coppola, J. (2014, June 1). Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors (TIPS). Weinberg Foundation , Private , $1,385,000.00 . Funded,
    • Sachs, D. & Coppola, J. (2016, January 1). ITIPS - Expanding the TIPS Project. AARP - American Association of Retired Persons , Private , $150,000.00 . Funded,This project will provide funds to expand the TIPS program to include 3 additional sites - 2 in Westchester and 1 in Scranton PA, along with funding for additional hardware.
    • Coppola, J. F., Howansky, S. & Terranova, J. (2015, July). User-centered Mobile Application Development for the Physically and Cognitively Impaired. Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research Initiative , Pace University , $750.00 . Funded,
    • Coppola, J. (2013, September). Developing a Digital Assistant for the Third Age to Help Older Adults Age Healthfully. Keck Foundation , Private , $75,000.00 . Funded,Technological advancements in healthcare are key to improving overall health management, especially among seniors. This project introduces a virtual assistant prototype designed to both personalize healthcare and empower older adults to take a more active role in their own treatment. Specifically, we seek to develop an Optimal Aging Coach & Companion for Chronic Disease (OAC2CD) to assist in elders in chronic disease management and direct provide support as well as access to health care providers. The OAC2CD will utilize a virtual assistant interface supported by human controlled relational agents. The resulting prototype will combine monitoring, behavioral health, communication, and social networking technologies into a user-friendly, personalized, and comprehensive system.
    • Wexler, S., Drury, L. & Coppola, J. (2014, June). The use of Gerijoy to decrease delirium in hospitalized older adults and to provide clinical oversight and health coaching to prevent hospital readmissions. Pilot Health Tech NYC , Local , $100,000.00 . Funded,
    • Coppola, J. & Yosh, P. (2013, March). Mobile App Contest to Support Dementia Patient Sundowning. David & Minnie Berk Foundation , Local , $4,500.00 . Funded,Alzheimer and Dementia patients become agitated late in the afternoon. Gerontology technologists, including Pace Professor Jean Coppola, have initiated “sundown” mobile applications to calm these patients and give respite to caregivers. The “sundown” mobile applications take an average of 300 hours to create - a cost restrictive exercise. The Mobile App Contest will create a pipeline of several applications created by students living in our region. The Mobile App Competition will invite college and local high school students to design and code mobile applications for the Alzheimer and dementia population. The goal will be to recruit 20 teams to design and code mobile applications that will be made available, free of charge, to caregivers. This program will create a library of mobile applications and help position Pace University as a model for Alzheimer and dementia patients.
    • Coppola, J. & Zahavi, D. (2015, April). MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Touch Project at Pace University. BNY Mellon Community Partnership Program , Private , $500.00 . Funded,
    • Coppola, J. & Sao, D. (2014, December). Mobile App Contest to Support Dementia Patient Sundowning. Westchester County Dept. of Social Services , Local , $3,500.00 . Funded,Alzheimer and Dementia patients become agitated late in the afternoon. Gerontology technologists, including Pace Professor Jean Coppola, have initiated “sundown” mobile applications to calm these patients and give respite to caregivers. The “sundown” mobile applications take an average of 300 hours to create - a cost restrictive exercise. The Mobile App Contest will create a pipeline of several applications created by students living in our region. The Mobile App Competition will invite college and local high school students to design and code mobile applications for the Alzheimer and dementia population. The goal will be to recruit 20 teams to design and code mobile applications that will be made available, free of charge, to caregivers. This program will create a library of mobile applications and help position Pace University as a model for Alzheimer and dementia patients.
    • Drury, L., Wexler, S. & 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,
    • Coppola, J. (2012, September). Cultivating Entrepreneurship for Students while Enhancing Quality of Life for Alzheimer / Dementia & Disabled. Wilson Center , Pace University , $5,000.00 . Funded,
    • 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.
    • Coppola, J. (2013, March). Kenan Travel Funds to Attend ASA Conference. Kenan , Pace University , $743.00 . Funded,
    • Coppola, J., Surabian, M. & 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

    Publications

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Coppola, J., Guishard, D., Hauser, H. & Phipps, C. (2015, October 30). Mind, Body, Spirit: Holistic Approaches to Agao. Telehealth Intervention Program for Health and Wellness: An all-inclusive approach beyond technology. State Society on Aging (SSA), Brooklyn, NY
    • Coppola, J., Lebron, J. & Escalante, K. (2015, May). Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology (LISAT) 2015 IEEE 10th Annual Conference. IActivity tracker technologies for older adults: Successful adoption via intergenerational telehealth. Farmingdale College, Farmingdale, NY
    • Coppola, J., Sookhai, L. & Gaur, C. (2015, May). Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology (LISAT) 2015 IEEE 10th Annual Conference. Intergenerational Activity Tracker Program: Impact with Health Related Outcomes on Older Adults. Farmingdale College, Farmingdale, NY
    • Coppola, J., Nezerwa, M., Chen, T., Stahl, J., Joshi, N., Terranova, J., Wright, R. K., Carlson, C., Citardi, D., DiMattia, M. & Howansky, S. (2015, May). Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology (LISAT) 2015 IEEE 10th Annual Conference. Universal Design with Mobile App Development: Bridging the Gap for the Forgotten Population. Farmingdale College, Farmingdale, NY
    • Coppola, J. (2015, April 4). Aging Simulation: Sensitizing Young People to the Aging Process. Holy Trinity Church, Yonkers, NY
    • Coppola, J., Drury, L., Wexler, S. & Wang, V. (2015, March 26). Aging in America Conference . How Virtual Avatars Provide Psychosocial Support and Improve Chronic Disease and Dementia Self-management. American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL
    • Coppola, J., Hauser, H., Asante, S. & Plys, E. (2015, March 25). Aging in America Conference . Health and Wellness Topics: From Social Isolation and Disease Prevention to Beautiful Aging and Sexuality. American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL
    • Coppola, J., McCallum, T., Loeb, G. & Snelline, S. (2015, March 24). Aging in America Conference . Intergenerational Activities Utilizing Technology Builds Connections. American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL
    • Coppola, J., Phipps, C., Carpenter, M., Sachs, D., Migliaccio, J. & Hauser, H. (2015, March 23). Aging in America Conference . A Model Assistive Intergenerational Telehealth Program for Older Adults: A Layered Approach. American Society on Aging, Chicago, IL
    • Coppola, J., Sookhai, L. & Gaur, C. (2015, March 20). 2015 IEEE/ACM TCF Information Technology Professional Conference (TCF Pro IT) . Correlation Between Activity and Nutrition Tracking with Biometric Changes. The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ
    • Coppola, J. & Wallach, D. (2015, March 20). 2015 IEEE/ACM TCF Information Technology Professional Conference (TCF Pro IT) . Electronic Health Records. The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ
    • Coppola, J., Lebron , J., Escalante, K. & Gaur, C. (2015, March 20). 2015 IEEE/ACM TCF Information Technology Professional Conference (TCF Pro IT) . Telehealth: Getting the Elderly Active. The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ
    • Coppola, J., Nezerwa, M., Stahl, J., Wright, K., Chen, T., Howansky, S. & Terranova, J. (2015, March 20). 2015 IEEE/ACM TCF Information Technology Professional Conference (TCF Pro IT) . Universal User Interface Design: Accessible Mobile Application Development for People with Visual & Physical Impairments. The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ
    • Coppola, J. (2015, March 18). National Science Honor Society Induction. Preparing for your Career in STEM: Achieving your Dreams & Following Your Passion. St. Francis Preparatory School, Fresh Meadows, NY
    • Coppola, J. & , . (2015, February 24). Glass Ceiling Panel. Women in Male Dominated Fields Share Stories of Adversity, Success and Advice. Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
    • Coppola, J. (2014, December). The Exclusive Knowledge Network for Senior Executives. Tech Training Strategies for Senior Leaders: Best Practices for Training Your Team on New Technologies. ExecSense, Webinar
    • Coppola, J. (2014, November 6). Caregiver Collaborative Conference . Silver Cross / Guardian App. Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, Dobbs Ferry, NY
    • Coppola, J. (2014, October). Career Day. Success Factors: Preparing for your IT Career. Information Technology High School , LIC, NY
    • Coppola, J., Sachs, D., Hauser, H. & Phipps, C. (2014, October). Collaborative Age: Integration Across the Disciplines. TIPS - An Innovative Intergenerational Telehealth Program: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Older Adults & Caregivers. State Society on Aging, NYC, NY
    • Machesney, D., Wexler, S., Chen, T. & 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., Drury, L., Wang, V. & Wexler, 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
    • Taylor, A. S., Coppola, J., Daniels, C., Mosley, P. & , S. F. (2013, November 1). Read.Write.Act Virtual Conference 2013. Technology Literacy for Older Adults Through Service Learning. The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE), Online
    • Coppola, J., Kowtko, M. A. & 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., Heyman, J., Coppola, J., Wexler, S. & Drury, L. (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., Wexler, S. & Drury, L. (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., Thomas, B., Wexler, S. & Drury, L. (2012, April). Thirteenth Annual International Interprofessional Technology Conference. Using Technology to Improve Health Globally. Rutger's University, Newark, NJ
    • Coppola, J., Thomas, B., Drury, L. & Wexler, 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., Wexler, S., Coppola, J., Thomas, B., Bailly, T. & 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., Drury, L., Coppola, J. & 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., Wexler, S. & Drury, L. (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., Coppola, J., Drury, L., Wexler, S. & 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., Drury, L., Thomas, B. A. & Wexler, S. (2011, April). 22nd Annual Service Learning Conference. Service-Learning Showcase: Aging Sensitivity Training. Atlanta, GA

    DEPARTMENT SERVICE

    • Women in Technology Initiative [Committee Member]
      Desc: Attend meetings, provide input and edits of documents, help at events for high school girls, participate in networking opportunities, etc.
    • Seidenberg Dean Search Committee [Committee Member]
      Desc: Attend meetings, candidate interviews, assist search firm with candidates, recommend candidates to apply if applicable
    • HOT (Hands on Technology) Days [Committee Member]
      Desc: Attend meetings, provide suggestions, input, help meeting with parents during the day, present topics, etc.

    COLLEGE SERVICE

    • Recruiting and Retention Action Team [Committee Member]
      Desc: Led by Stephanie Elson and Andreea Cotoranu, attend meetings and provide connections, ideas, support, etc. with local high schools.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Attend high school career days, and other events to represent Seidenberg.
    • Seidenberg Ambassadors [Committee Member]
      Desc: Attend various recruiting events such as Open House, Admitted Student Day, etc. Meet parents and perspective students discussing research/activities and answering questions.
    • FIRST Robotics Competition [Other]
      Desc: Judged high students in robotic competition.
    • Annual Mobile App Contest [Other]
      Desc: Received founding grant for Pace to host Mobile App Contest for high school and college students. Work with the development office in securing matching funds. Partner with Westchester County Office for planning and hosting.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Over 200 students and 50+ teams registered for the contest from the region in the 2014-2015 competition.
    • Mobile App Team [Faculty Advisor]
      Desc: Meet with students weekly face-to-face to guide them in developing mobile apps to help the undeserved populations, e.g., Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, elderly, etc.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Students compete in various mobile app, pitch contests, etc, throughout the year both locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

    UNIVERSITY SERVICE

    • Honors College Advisory Board [Committee Member]
      Desc: Attend Board meetings. Support events including open houses, accepted student day, thesis info sessions, ice cream socials, etc. Encourage students to join the honors college, as well as attend events.
    • ITS Faculty Research Advisory Board Member [Committee Member]
      Desc: Attend meetings and make recommendations to the committee, as well as CIO.
    • Faces of Pace Alumni Annual Dinner [Committee Member]
      Desc: Attend meetings and encourage former students to attend. Attend dinner and mingle with alumni.
    • Entrepreneurship Lab Fellow [Committee Member]
      Desc: Support events and encourage students to participate in e-lab events. Partner on grants.
    • Wilson Center Faculty Fellow [Committee Member]
      Desc: Review new fellow applicants, encourage potential fellows, present, recommend non-profits, and attend events.
    • University Undergraduate Research [Faculty Advisor]
      Desc: Advised and coached Stefan Howansky and Jake Terronova in undergraduate research project entitled, "User-centered Mobile Application Development for the Physically and Cognitively Impaired"
    • University Undergraduate Research [Faculty Advisor]
      Desc: Advised and coached Keith Wright in an undergraduate research project entitled, "Mobile App Technology for Caregivers".
    • Honors College Advisory Board [Committee Member]
      Desc: Attend Board meetings. Support events including open houses, accepted student day, thesis info sessions, ice cream socials, etc. Encourage students to join the honors college, as well as attend events.
    • University Undergraduate Research [Faculty Advisor]
      Desc: Advised and coached Taylor Longenberger in an undergraduate research project in the field of brain computer interface.

    PROFESSIONAL Service

    • IMSCI 2016 (Society, Cybernetics and Informatics:) [Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer]
    • SIGITE/RIIT (Information Technology Education / Research in Information Technology) [Reviewer, Conference Paper]
    • ICETI (International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics) [Reviewer, Conference Paper]
    • IJHTM (International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management) [Reviewer, Conference Paper]
    • Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) South Central [Reviewer, Conference Paper]
    • EISTA (Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications) [Reviewer, Conference Paper]
    • SCI2 Founded Stakeholders Committee. [Other]

    PUBLIC SERVICE

    • Information Technology High School [Guest Speaker]
      Desc: Attend career day, speak on panel, and similar events.
    • Westchester Public / Private Partnership for Aging Services National Advisory Board for the Telehealth Intervention Program for Seniors [Board Member]