Jennifer Thomas
Professor

E-mail: jthomas@pace.edu

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

Office Hours:
Monday
3:30PM-6:00PM
Monday
8:45PM-9:15PM
Wednesday
4:00PM-6:00PM

Office Phone:
+1 (212) 346-1569

Fax Phone: 212-346-1863

Secondary Location: 163 William Street

Education

PhD, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1994

Management Information Systems

MBA, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1985

Management Information Systems

B.Comm., McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1976

Quantitative Methods

Scheduled Courses

Spring 2014:
  • CIT 332: Multmdia and User Intrfc Dsgn
  • IS 692: Research Project Seminar

View All Courses Taught
  • CIS 101: Cmptrs & Frnsc Scnce Lrng Pod
  • CIS 101: Cmptrs &Scl Rspnsblty Lrng Pod
  • CIS 101: Forensic Computing
  • CIS 102: Web Dsgn for Non-Profit Org
  • CIT 322: Distributed Computing
  • CIT 332: Multmdia and User Intrfc Dsgn
  • INT 296: Tpc: Medieval/Renaissance Lit
  • IS 396: Topic: Intro to Multimedia
  • IS 416: Distributed Computer Systems
  • IS 600: Grad Independent Study in IS
  • IS 617: Information Systems Principles
  • IS 632: Business Telecommunications
  • IS 635: Distributed Info Systems
  • IS 660: Tpc: Intro to Multimedia Tech
  • IS 692: Research Project Seminar
  • IT 600: Overview:Computer Network/IT
  • Research Interests

    Computer-Human Interaction; Multimedia; Knowledge Management; Technology and Learning

    Awards and Honors

    • Pace University, 2013 - Fifteen-Year Employee Recognition
    • 2010 - University Award
    • Pace University, 2008 - Ten-Year Employee Recognition
    • Pace University, January 1, 2003 - Five-Year Employee Recognition Award
    • NULL, December 31, 1995 - Selected for New Faculty Consortium, Decision Sciences Institute
    • Association for Information Systems, August 1, 1995 - MIS Junior Faculty Workshop participant
    • Concordia University, December 31, 1985 - Graduate Teaching Fellowship

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    • AACE [Member]
    • Association for Computing Machinery [Member]
    • Association for Information Systems [Member]
    • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) [Member - EDSIG Association of Information Technology Professionals]
    • Decision Science Institute [Member]
    • International Association for Computer Information Systems [Member]

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    • Thomas, J. (2005, September 1). Pace scholarly research award. Pace University , Pace University , $700.00 . Funded,
    • Thomas, J. (2005, January 1). Kenan travel award. Pace University , Pace University , $650.00 . Funded,
    • Thomas, J. & Gabberty, J. (2005, January 1). Pace scholarly research award. Pace University , Pace University , $1,000.00 . Funded,
    • Gabberty, J. & Thomas, J. (2004, January 1). Pace scholarly research award. Pace University , Pace University , $1,000.00 . Funded,Defray costs associated with research on Knowledge Management
    • Thomas, J. (2002, June 1). Csis summer research grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science and Information Systems , Pace University , $2,000.00 . Funded,Integration of Web Accessible Pages into INT 296B
    • Thomas, J. (2002, January 1). Kenan award for outstanding teaching. Pace University , Pace University , $850.00 . Funded,To give paper presentation
    • 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"
    • Thomas, J. (2001, January 1). President's learning and assessment grant. Pace University , Pace University , $3,500.00 . Funded,
    • Thomas, J. (1999, July 1). Csis summer research grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science and Information Systems , Pace University , $2,000.00 . Funded,An Approach to Instructional Multimedia Evaluation for End Users
    • Thomas, J. (1998, July 1). Csis summer research grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science and Information Systems , Pace University , $2,000.00 . Funded,Factors for Ease of Use
    • Thomas, J. (1995, September 30). Graduate research assistants program. Pace University , $0.00 . Funded,Evaluation of Ease of Use of Software and the Novice User
    • Thomas, J. (1995, September 1). Ps cuny research award program. Pace University , $0.00 . Funded,Computer Anxiety - The factors that contribute to it and their effect on user performance

    Publications

    • Thomas, J. & Ly, S. (2014). Delivery method and persistence and performance.
    • Morin, D. & Ly, S. (2014). The effect of delivery method on persistence, performance and perceptions (best paper award).
    • Morin, D. & Thomas, J. (2014, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). "the effect of delivery method on persistence, performance and perceptions. International Journal of Excellence in Education. Vol 6 (Issue 2)
    • Kirk, C. & Thomas, J. (2014, June 1). Interactivity: can less be more?. Journal Of Advertising Research.
    • Morin, D. & Cassidy, R. (2013). Clickers and deep learning: an oxymoron?. Journal of Computer Technology and Application. Vol 4 (Issue 1)
    • Kirk, C. & Thomas, J. (2013). Interactivity: does one size fit all.
    • Morin, D. & Saade, R. (2012). Activities and resources in online learning: from a critical thinking view.
    • Saade, R. G. & Thomas, J. (2012). Critical thinking in e-learning environments. Computers in Human Behavior. Vol 28 (Issue 5) , pages 1608-1617.
    • Thomas, J. & , . (2012). The art (activities, resources, technological supports) in on-site and online learning, and students’ perceptions of acquisition of thinking and team-building skills. , pages 287-304.
    • Morin, D. & Saade, R. (2012, November 28). Deep learning and virtual environments. , pages 1240-1246.
    • Thomas, J. & Gagne, M. (2011, May 10). Clickers and deep learning in a large undergraduate management course.
    • Thomas, J. & Blackwood, M. (2010). Computer literacy and non-is majors. Information Systems Education Journal. Vol 8 (Issue 58) http://isedj.org/8/58/
    • Thomas, J. & Morin, D. (2010). Technological supports for onsite and distance education and students’ perceptions of acquisition of thinking and team-building skills. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies. Vol 8 (Issue 2) , pages 1-13.
    • Thomas, J. & Cassidy, R. (2009, November 20). Clickers and critical thinking.
    • Thomas, J. & Blackwood, M. (2009, November 6). Computer literacy and non-is majors.

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Thomas, J. (2014, June). Ed-Media Conference. Delivery method and persistence and performance. Association for Advances in Computer Education, (AACE), Tampere, Finland
    • Thomas, J. & Morin, D. (2014, March). 6th Conference on eLearning Excellence in the Middle East: Leadership, Design and Technology for 21st Century Learning. The effect of delivery method on persistence, performance and perceptions. Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, Dubai, UAE
    • Kirk, C. P. & Thomas, J. (2013). Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference. Interactivity: does one size fit all?. Monterey Bay, CA
    • Morin, D. & Saade, R. G. (2012). Informing Science & IT Education Conference (INSITE). Activities and resources in online learning: from a critical thinking view. Montreal, Canada
    • Morin, D. & Saade, R. G. (2012, November 28). International Conference on Computer Education and Instructional Technology (ICCEIT). Deep learning and virtual environments. Paris, France
    • Thomas, J. (2012, May). Pace Faculty Institute. Best practices in undergraduate research and faculty collaboration: the pace u 9/11 oral history project.
    • Thomas, J. (2012, May). Pace Faculty Institute. The natives are restless - the moderating role of age in the relationship between perceived interactivity and attitude toward digital information produc.
    • Kirk, C. & Thomas, J. (2012, May 15). Pace University Faculty Institute. Consuming concepts: the hedonic and utilitarian effects of perceived interactivity. Pace University, PLV
    • Thomas, J. & Gagne, M. (2011, May 6). Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education. Clickers and deep learning in a large undergraduate management course. CSEDU, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
    • Thomas, J. & Cassidy, R. (2009, November 20). Proceedings of the IADIS International CELDA Conference. Clickers and critical thinking. Rome, Italy
    • Thomas, J. & Blackwood, M. (2009, November 6). Computer literacy and non-is majors. Proceedings of Information Systems Education (ISECON) Conference, Washington, D.C.
    • Thomas, J. & Boutchkova, M. (2008, June). Proceedings of the 15th Educational Innovation in Economics and Business – EDiNEB Conference. The ‘clicker’ project: a scholarly approach to technology integration.
    • Thomas, J. & Moran, D. (2006, October 13). Proceedings of E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Technological supports and students' perceptions of acquisition of team-building and thinking skills. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    • Thomas, J. & Gabberty, J. (2005, July 9). Academy of International Business. Driving creativity: extending knowledge management into the multinational corporation. Quebec City, Canada,
    • Thomas, J. (2005, May 26). Proceedings of 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Business. Support of students’ acquisition of knowledge management skills in academia. Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Thomas, J. & Gabberty, J. (2005, May 25). Pan-Pacific Conference XXII. Toward a theory of creativity for the multinational firm. Shanghai, China,
    • Thomas, J. (2005, May 1). Hawaii International Conference on Business. Support of students' acquisition of knowledge management skills in academia. Honolulu, HI
    • Thomas, J. (2005, March). Proceedings of the Teaching and Learning Conference. Case method analysis: an mis approach. Cloute Institute for Business and Economics Research, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    • Thomas, J. & Gabberty, J. (2005, March 1). Applied Business Research Conference. Knowledge management research imperatives and ict complexities as governing factors for multinational corporation expansion. Puerto Vallarta, Mexica,
    • Thomas, J. (2005, March 1). Teaching and Learning Conference. Case study in an introductory mba is course. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,
    • Thomas, J. & Moran, D. (2004, December). Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society. The effect of technology integration on students’ perceptions of learning in a graduate introductory business statistics course. Lisbon, Portugal
    • Thomas, J. (2004, December 1). International Association for Development of the Information Society Conference. 2004 conference. Lisbon, Portugal,
    • Thomas, J. (2004, December 1). International Association for Development of the Information Society Conference. 2004 conference. Lisbon, Portugal,
    • Thomas, J. & Thomas, B. (2004, November). Proceedings of Information Systems Education Conference(ISECON). Comparison of teaching java in a computer classroom /traditional classroom vs. smart e-classroom and its effect on critical thinking: a case study. Newport, Rhode Island
    • Thomas, J. & Thomas, B. (2004, July). Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Application (EISTA). Educating in real-time robotel classrooms. Orlando, Florida
    • Thomas, J. (2004, July 1). Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Application (EISTA) Conference. 2004 conference. Orlando, FL
    • Thomas, J. (2004, July 1). Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Application (EISTA) Conference. 2004 conference. Orlando, FL
    • Thomas, J. (2004, April 14). The Third ISOneWorld Conference. Las Vegas, NV
    • Thomas, J. (2004, March 14). International Applied Business Research Conference. 2004 conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico,
    • Thomas, J. (2004, March 14). International Applied Business Research Conference. 2004 conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico,
    • Thomas, J. & Driver, M. (2004, March 14). Proceedings of the International Applied Business Research Conference. Looking backward: studying medieval literature with technology. San Juan, Puerto Rico
    • Thomas, J. (2003, June 3). e-Society conference. Traditional computer lab classroom versus smart e-classroom in a distributed computing course. Lisbon, Portugal
    • Thomas, J. (2002, December 3). Proceedings of ICCE, 2002 – International Conference on Computers in Education. Technology integrated classes versus traditional classes and their impact on user performance and perceptions. Auckland, New Zealand
    • Thomas, J. (2002, December 3). The International Conference on Computers in Education - ICCE 2002. Auckland, New Zealand
    • Thomas, J. (2002, November 18). Proceedings of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Conference on Information and Knowledge Sharing. E-classrooms, traditional classrooms and learning. St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
    • Thomas, J. (2002, November 18). The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Conference on Information and Knowledge Sharing. St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
    • Thomas, J. (2002, November 18). The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Conference on Information and Knowledge Sharing. St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
    • Thomas, J. & Thomas, B. (2002, October 31). CD-ROM Proceedings of the Information Systems Education (ISECON) Conference. Different technology integrated classes and critical thinking skills. San Antonio, Texas
    • Thomas, J. (2002, October 31). Information Systems Education Conference - ISECON 2002. San Antonio, TX
    • Thomas, J. (2002, October 31). Information Systems Education Conference - ISECON 2002. San Antonio, TX
    • Thomas, J. (2002, October 31). Information Systems Education Conference - ISECON 2002. San Antonio, TX
    • Thomas, J. (2002, October 15). E-Learn 2002 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Montreal, Canada
    • Thomas, J. (2002, October 15). E-Learn 2002 - World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Montreal, Canada
    • Thomas, J. & Thomas, B. (2002, October 15). Proceedings of E-Learn 2002-World Conference on E-learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. Smart e-classrooms, traditional classrooms and critical thinking. Montreal, Canada
    • Thomas, J. (2002, June 1). NSF Grant Preparation Workshop.
    • Thomas, J. (2002, May 1). Center for Advanced Media (CAM) Research Day. Pace University
    • Thomas, J. & Thomas, B. (2002, May 1). First Annual Faculty Institute. "assessment of blackboard and e-classrooms". Pace University
    • Thomas, J. (2002, May 1). First Annual Faculty Institute. "assessment of blackboard and e-classrooms". Pace University
    • Thomas, J. (2002, April 1). Assessment Workshop. Pace University
    • Thomas, J. (2002, April 1). Faculty Curriculum Development Day. Pace University
    • Thomas, J. (2002, March 1). Dreamweaver Workshop. Pace University
    • Thomas, J. (2002, February 1). Women in Computing Seminar. Pace University
    • Thomas, J. (2001, December 1). IRMA 2001.
    • Thomas, J. & Thomas, B. (2001, November 1). CD-ROM Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON). The effect of technology integration and critical thinking skills in a graduate introductory information systems course. Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Thomas, J. & Mosley, P. (2001, November 1). Information Systems Education Conference - ISECON 2001. Cincinnati, OH
    • Thomas, J. (2001, September 1). ASAC 2001.
    • Thomas, J. (2001, June 1). Seminar on Security. Pace University
    • Thomas, J. (2001, May). Proceedings of Conference in Advanced Technology in Education Conference (CATE). Technology integration and higher-order learning. Banff, Calgary, Canada
    • Thomas, J. (2001, May 1). Faculty Research Day - May 2001. Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems
    • Thomas, J. (2001, April 1). President's Visit. Pace University
    • Thomas, J. (2001, February 1). Distance Learning Workshop. Steven's Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
    • Thomas, J. (2000, November 9). Information Systems Education Conference - ISECON 2000. "a virtual classroom to teach hindustani music". Philadelphia, PA
    • Thomas, J. (2000, June 26). CD-ROM Proceedings of the 2000 ED-MEDIA-Telecom 00 World Conferences on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia and on Educational Telecommunications. Preliminary investigation of interactive multimedia (imm) evaluation instrument. Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • Thomas, J. (2000, June 1). Blackboard's CourseInfo Workshop. Pace University
    • Thomas, J. & Anderson, D. (2000, April 14). NSF Grant Preparation Workshop. Washington, D.C.,
    • Thomas, J. (1999, November 1). Decision Sciences Institute Conference on Enterprise Resource Planning. New Orleans, LA
    • Thomas, J. (1999, September 1). Brown Bag Research Lunches. Development of an instrument to evaluate interactive multimedia. Pace University
    • Thomas, J. (1999, September 1). Grant Preparation Workshop. Pace University
    • Thomas, J. (1999, June 19). CD-ROM Proceedings of the 1999 ED-MEDIA-Telecom 99 World Conferences on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia and on Educational Telecommunications. Support offered user performance speed, memory, effort and comfort by package features. Seattle, Washington
    • Thomas, J. (1999, June 1). Second Symposium on Human Factors in MIS. Suggestions for mis research on information presentation. Sacramento, CA
    • Thomas, J. (1999, May 1). Java Camp. Pace University
    • Thomas, J. (1999, March 1). Electronic Proceedings of the First Annual Congress on The Impact of Technology Upon Learning. An approach to interactive multimedia evaluation for end-users. Wake Forest University - ICCEL, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
    • Thomas, J. (1998, June 20). CD-ROM Proceedings of the 1998 ED-MEDIA-Telecom 98 World Conferences on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia and on Educational Telecommunications. Evaluating software ease of use based on speed, memory, effort and comfort. Freiberg, Germany
    • Thomas, J. (1998, May 1). Faculty Research Day - May 1998. "skill transfer in user learning". Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems, White Plains, New York
    • Thomas, J. & London, L. (1997, June 14). Proceedings of the 1997 ED-MEDIA/ ED-Telecom 97 World Conferences on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia and on Educational Telecommunications. Using the reeves and harmon model to evaluate interactive multimedia. Alberta, Canada
    • Thomas, J. & London, L. (1996, May 19). Proceedings of the 1996 Information Resources Management Association International Conference(IRMA). The evaluation of interactive multimedia applications. Washington, D.C.
    • Thomas, J. (1995, August). Proceeding of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) International Conference. Conceptual hurdles faced by first time users of business software. Pittsburgh, Pa.
    • Thomas, J. (1994). Proceedings of the 1994 Information Resources Management Association International Conference(IRMA). Factors affecting computer anxiety and its effects on ease of use of business software. San Antonio, Texas
    • Thomas, J. (1993, May 3). Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, Vol. II. The application of correspondence analysis to the assessment of business software design features. Crete, Greece
    • Thomas, J. (1990, July 1). International Aviation Management Training Institute. Seminar in information management to senior aviation managers. IAMTI, Montreal, Canada
    • Thomas, J. (1989). Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Human Factors in MIS. Suggestions for mis research on information presentation. Sacramento, CA
    • Thomas, J. (1988). Information Systems: Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC). Relating cognitive traits to online assistance and user performance. Halifax, Nova Scotia
    • Thomas, J. (1988, December 1). Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference. Relating cognitive traits to online assistance and user performance. Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Department Service

    • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) [Committee Member]
      Desc: Board Member of Education Special Interest Group of the Association of Information Technology Professionals
    • EDSIG - Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) [Committee Member]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Faculty Advisor]
      Desc: Member of Dissertation Committee for Mary Manfredi
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Lubin Undergraduate Faculty Academic Advisement and Mentoring]
    • Pace University, Lubin School of Business [Faculty Advisor]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Attendee, Meeting]
      Desc: Attended usual student events, additionally Meet the Dean and Student Appreciation Events, Impact on IT Outsourcing in Today's Economy Guest Speaker Presentation, National Honors Organization for Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems, Graduate Registration Rally and Advisement, IBM Industry Solutions Lab Day, Digital Commons Library Presentation, Sophomore Opportunity Event, Phone-a-thon to first year students
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Special Project: "White Hat Hackers," Amit Jagnarine, Honors Paper]

    College Service

    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Committee Member]
      Desc: Member of Dissertation Committee for Mary Manfredi
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Committee Member]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Committee Member]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Committee Member]

    University Service

    • ICCP [Proctor]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Attendee, Meeting]
      Desc: Attended student convocations, commencements, the Award Reception for Leadership and Service in Technology, New Student Scholarship Award Recognition Dinner, Welcome Receptions, Freshman Conversion Event, Freshman Orientation luncheon
    • IT Curriculum [Committee Chair]

    PUBLIC SERVICE

    • Pace University [Coordinator - Donation of books and software to the University of the West Indies, Jamaica]
      Desc: Arranged for the donation of books and software to the University of the West Indies, Jamaica