Jean Coppola
Associate Professor


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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 2015)
(by Appointment Only)
(by Appointment Only)
(by Appointment Only)

Office Phone:
+1 (914) 773-3755

Fax Phone: 914-989-8212

Secondary Location: 163 William Street 224

Office Phone: +1-914-773-3755


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

Computing Technology in Education

MS, Pace University, 1992


MS, Pace University, 1990

Computer Science

Graduate Certificate, Pace University, 1990

Computer Communications & Networks

BS, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, 1986

Computer Science

Scheduled Courses

Fall 2015:
  • 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

    • 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


    • 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
    • Gerontologicial Society of America

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    • Sachs, D. & Coppola, J. (2014, June 1). Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors (TIPS). Weinberg Foundation , Private , $575,000.00 . 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. (2013, March). Mobile App Contest to Support Dementia Patient Sundowning. David & Minnie Berk Foundation , Private , $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.
    • 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


    • Coppola, J. & Wright, R. K. (2014, May). Alive Inside: Developing Mobile Apps for the Cognitively Impaired. Systems, Applications and Technology (LISAT).
    • Coppola, J. (2014, May). Educational Effects of Telehealth Implementation on Older Adults with Socio-Economic Disparities. Systems, Applications and Technology (LISAT) .
    • Machesney, D., Wexler, S., Coppola, J. & Chen, T. (2014, May). Virtual Pets for Dementia Patients. IEEE XPlore.
    • Feather-Gannon, S., Coppola, J., Daniels, C., Hale, N. L., Mosley, P. & 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., Shin, N., Sachs, D., Gaur, C., Gaur, D., , N. P., Moffit, G., Kravette, K. & DeRoss, A. (2013, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Usability and Benefits of Telehealth Pilot for Older Adults: Via a Service-Learning Technology Partnership. Communications of the International Information Management Association Conference (IIMA). Vol 13 (Issue 4)
    • Coppola, J. (2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Engaging Undergraduates in Community-Based Studies: Transforming Research Across the Disciplines with Mobile App Development. Council on Undergraduate Research: Learning Through Research.
    • Coppola, J., Wexler, S., Drury, L., Heyman, J. c., Thomas, B., Tschinkel, B. & 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.
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    • Coppola, J., Wexler, S., Drury, L., Heyman, J. C., Thomas, B., Tschinkel, B. & Barnes, C. D. (2012, March 1). A Case Study: Growing Community Partnerships with a Service-Learning Intergenerational Computing Course. Vol 8:01
    • Wexler, S., Drury, L., Coppola, J., Tschinkel, B. J. & Thomas, B. A. (2011). Service-learning computing courses assist with techology needs in community based organizations serving older adults. IEEE XPlore.
    • Zealand, R., Coppola, J. & Tanna, W. (2011, November 1). Service-Learning: New Models of Creative Instruction for Successful Teaching Strategies in the Millennium.
    • Feather-Gannon, S., Lawler, J., Mosley, P. & Coppola, J. (2011, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1). Community Empowering Service-Learning Courses Through 21st Century Technologies.
    • Coppola, J. (2011, August 15).
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    • Coppola, J. (2011, May 26).
    • Wexler, S., Drury, L., Coppola, J., Tschinkel, B. & 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., Coppola, J., Mosley, P., Drury, L., Thomas, B. & Wexler, S. (2010, November 1). Empowering Communities of Disadvantaged Individuals and Locales with Advanced Support and Technologies.
    • Coppola, J., Drury, L., Thomas, B. & Wexler, S. (2010, November 1). Web of Support: Undergraduate Students Mentoring Low-Income Senior Citizens in Online Networking.


    • 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
    • Coppola, J., Wexler, S., Drury, L. & 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


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