Paul Kovacs

Robert Morris University

Paul Kovacs

Paul Kovacs, Ph.D.
University Professor

Fall 2018 Schedule
Office Hours Courses
Monday 1:00-5:00PM
(On-Ground)
DISC9110-A Business Intelligence
(Doctorate - On-Ground
  DISC9520-G Field Project I-Research
(Doctorate - Appointment)
  INFS2160-A
Visual C# Programming
(Graduate-On-Ground)
INFS6160-A
Visual C# Programming
(Undergraduate-On-Ground)
 
   

Links

Robert Morris University

CIS Department

CIS Blog

Mumon Karate

"If you argue with the Computer,
You will lose"

Paul Kovacs

Background

Paul Kovacs

Resources

Paul Kovacs

Mail
Robert Morris University
302 Wheatley Center
6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, PA 15108-1189

Phone
412.397.6446

Email
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Stuff

He who Sits on Hill is not Level

Bird without wings does not fly

Maybe I do, maybe I do not......I do, I do not, Maybe?

You can't alway get what you want but if your try you can get what you need

Admission to all events cost money

In Da Burg we got Gumbands, Jumbo, Pop, Jag offs, The Stillers, N'at

Always be Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean,and Reverent.

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Paul Kovacs

Education

Ph.D. Educational Communications and Technology.
Concentration Information Science
University of Pittsburgh

M.Ed. Educational Communications and Technology.
University of Pittsburgh

B.S. Education
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

Certificate in Business
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Certificate in Computer Programming
Computer Systems Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

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Paul Kovacs

Experience

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

University Professor (non probationary)
Computer and Information Systems
Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh. PA

Associate Professor
Business Technology Support
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Assistant Professor
Computer Information Management,
College Web Coordinator
Division of Business and Information Management
Neumann University, Aston, PA

Full-time Visiting Assistant Professor
Management Information Systems
A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Instructor, Computer Systems Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Trust Systems Administrator
PNC Bank
Pittsburgh, PA

Senior Programmer Analyst
PNC Bank
Pittsburgh, PA

Associate Programmer/Analyst
Bank of New York/Mellon
Pittsburgh, PA

Programmer/Analyst
Equitable Gas Company
Pittsburgh, PA

Training Assistant
UPMC Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, PA

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Paul Kovacs

Publications

Refereed Journals

Kovacs, P., Peslak, A., Kovalchick, L., Wang, W. (2018). Attitudes Toward Course Delivery: A Multi-University Study of Online, On-ground, And Hybrid Instruction. Information Systems Education Journal, 16(4) pp 27-33.

Kovacs, P., Peslak, A., Kovalchick, L., Wang, W, & Davis, G, A., (2017). Effectiveness of Course Delivery Methods: A Multi-University Study, Issues in Information System, 18(1), 137-147.

Wang, W, Kovacs, P., & Baugh J, M., (2017) Project-Based Learning with Systems Analysis and Design, Issues In Information Systems, 18(2), 71-79.

Peslak, Alan., Kovacs, Paul, Davis, Gary Alan., Wang, Wenli., Kovalchick, Lisa., Ceccucci Wendy., Scarpino, John, J., (2016). Does Age and Gender Matter In Students’ Perception Of Instruction Effectieness In On-Ground, Online and Hybrid Courses? , Issues in Information System, 17(2), 135-141.

Scarpino, J, John., Michael Hodder, Michael., Davis, Gary, A., Kovacs, Paul., Owusu, Theophilus, D., Kisow, Matthew R., (2016). Teaching the Cloud:
Security Ramains A Concern For Iinformation Technology Students, Issues in Information System, 17(2), 233-241.

Kovacs, Paul. J.,Kovalchick, Lisa., Peslak, Alan., Wang, Wenli. (2015). In-Classroom Teaching Is Here To Stay–At Least For Students In Computer And Information Systems. Issues In Information Systems, 16(2), 44-52.

Alfifi, Fahad., Wang,Wenli., Davis, Gary.A., Kovacs, Paul.J., & Al-Maliki, Saeed.Q., (2015). Cloud Computing: A Cross-Cultural Comparative Study Between Comptuer And Information Ssystems Faculty At A University In The United States And A University In Saudi Arabia, Issues in Information System, 16(2),.41-50.

Baugh, J.M, & Kovacs, P.J., (2014). Programming Not Required? Did The IS-Model Curriculum Get It Right?, Issues in Information System, 15(1), 399-408.

Spangler, S.C., Kovacs, P.J, Kovalchik, L., (2014). A Case Study: What Are The Practices Librarians Use In Implementing And Determining Storing Knowledge Into Digital Data Warehouses And Archives, Issues in Information System, 15(1), 181-189.

Alfifi, F., Kovacs, P.J., Al-Maliki, S.Q.,Wang,W., & Davis, G.A., (2014). CIS Faculty Perceptions Of The Impact And Effectiveness Of Cloud Computing Technology, Issues in Information System, 15(1), 190-199.

Kovacs, Paul. J., Scarpino, J. J., & Wang, W. (2013) A Framework for an Interactive Web-Based Application Course, Issues in Information System, 14(1), 300-306

Kovacs, Paul. J., Turchek, J, Wood, D., & Bitner, M. (2013) A University's Experience on the Development of Enterprise Information Systems Curriculum, Issues in Information System, 14(1), 82-88.

Kovalchick, L., Boff, G.M., & Kovacs, P. J. (2013) Using Live Projects in an Information Systems Capstone Course, Issues in Information System, 14(2), 149-155.

Kovacs, Paul. J., Jessee, G., & Kovalchick, L. (2012) A Model for Engaging Students, Communities and Colleges Through the Integration of Service-Learning Projects into Information Systems Courses, Issues in Information System, 13(1), 310-320.

Baugh, Jeeanne., Kovacs, Paul .J., & Davis, G. (2012). Does the Computer Programming Student Understand What Constitutes Plagiarism? Issues in Information Systems, 13(2), 138-145.

Baugh, Jeanne., M., & Kovacs, P.aul  J. (2012). Large Programming Projects for the Beginning Programmer. Issues in Information Systems, 13(1). 85-93.

Kovacs, Paul, J., Davis, Gary., A., Scarpino,John., J., & Kovalchick,L.L. (2011) Students’ Assessment of Online Learning as Related to Computer and Information Systems Curricula. Issues in Information Systems , 12(2), 13-21.

Baugh and Kovacs (2011). What to Teach in an Introductory CIS Course. Courses. Issues in Information Systems , 12(2), 100-108

Davis, Kovacs, Scarpino, and Turchek (2010). Determining the Effectiveness of Various Delivery Methods in an Information Technology/Information Systems Curriculum. Information Systems Education Journal, 8 (32). http://isedj.org/8/32/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2009: §1733. ISSN: 1542-7382.)

Kovacs, Paul ,J., Davis, G.A., Scarpino,J.J., & Kovalchick,L.L. (2010) Students’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Various Online Learning Formats as Related To Computer and Information Systems Courses. Issues in Information Systems , 11I(2), 88-95.

Scarpino, J.J., Kovacs, P.J. (2010). Post Analysis of a Formalized Software Quality Assurance Tool’s Implementation: A Case Study. Issues In Information Systems , 11(1), 392-401.

Kovacs, Paul and Baugh, Jeanne., (2009). Merging Object-Oriented Programming, Database Design, Requirements Analysis, and Web Technologies in an Active Learning Environment. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (52). http://isedj.org/7/52/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2007: §2722. ISSN: 1542-7382.)

Gella,K., Regian, J.W., Waisel.L., Davis, G.A., & Kovacs, P.J. (2009) Effective Knowledge Management Using An Ontology-Based Approach. Issues in Information Systems , 10(2), 231-236.

Kovacs, Paul., J., Scarpino,John., J., Davis, G.A., & Baugh, J.M. (2009). Applying an Enhanced Unified Database-Management Quality Evaluation Tool. Issues in Information Systems , 10(2), 138-147.

Holman.J.V., Kovacs, P.J. (2009 A Comparison Of The Relational Database Model And The Associative Database Model. Issues in Information Systems , 10(1), 208-213.

Kovacs, P.J., Davis, G.A., and Caputo,D. (2009). Analyzing the Progression of IS/IT Keywords as Assessed by a Regional Trade Association. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (51). http://isedj.org/7/51/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2007: §3352. ISSN: 1542-7382.)

Baugh, J., Davis,G,A.,Kovacs, P. J., Scarpino,J. J., & Wood, D. (2009).Employers And Educators Want Information Systems Graduates To Be Able To Communicate”, Issues In Information Systems Journal, 10(1), 198-207.

Kovacs, P.J., Davis, G.A. (2008). Determining Critical Skills and Knowledge Requirements of IT Professionals by Analyzing Keywords In Job Postings. Issues in Information Systems , 9(1), 95-100.

Scarpino, J.J., Kovacs, P. J. (2008). An Analysis of a Software Quality Assurance Tool’s Implementation: A Case Study. Issues In Information Systems , 9(2), 146-152.

Baugh, J.M., Kovacs, P. J., Koun, F. G., & Pilof, W. (2007). Marketing IS To The Aduclt Student. Issues In Information Systems , 8(1), 44-51.

Davis, G.A, Kovacs, P. J. (2007). Case Study: Perceived Effectiveness of Online Learning in CIS Curricula, 8(2), 245-251.

Kovacs, P.J. (2006). Database-Driven Websites: A Working Course Model. Issues in Information Systems , 7(1), 35-39.

Caputo, Kovacs, and Turchek (2006). Defining the Essential Skill and Functional Areas of Study in Information Technology as Measured by a Survey of Field Professionals. Information Systems Education Journal, 4 (6). http://isedj.org/4/6/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (Also appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2004: §2215. ISSN: 1542-7382.)

Kovacs, P.J., Davis, G.A., Caputo, D.J., & Turchek, J.C. (2006). A Survey to Define the Skill Sets of Selected Information Technology Professionals. Issues in Information Systems , 7(1), 242-246.

Kovacs,, P.J (2005). A Project-based Model for an Advanced Web Site Design and E-Commerce Course. Information Systems Education Journal, 3 (9). http://isedj.org/3/9/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (Also appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2004: §2142. ISSN: 1542-7382.)

Kovacs, P.J, Davis, G.A, Caputo, D.J, & Turchek, J.C (2005). Identifying Competencies for the IT Workforce:A Quantitave Study. Issues in Information Systems , 6(1), 339-345.

Kovacs, P.J (2003). Optimizing for Search Indexes. Information Systems Education Journal, 1 (32). http://isedj.org/1/32/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (Also appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2003: §3223. ISSN: 1542-7382.)

Kovacs, Linculum, and Rowell (2001) New Horizons In Technology: The Evolution of a Digital Production Studio”, T.H.E. Journal, December 2001.

Kovacs and Rowell, (2001) The Merging of Systems Analysis and Design Principles with Web Site Development, T.H.E. Journal, January 2001.

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Paul Kovacs

Publications

Refereed Proceedings

(2017) Peslak,A.,Kovalchick, L., Wang, W., & Kovacs, P., Attitudes Toward Course Delivery: A Multi-University Study of Online, On-ground, And Hybrid Instruction 2017 Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference, Austin Texas, v 33 n4317 ISSN: 2473-3857.

(2014) Peslak,A.,Kovacs,P.,Davis, G. A., Scarpino,J.,Kovalchick,L., and Ceccucci,W., Age and Gender Differences of Students’ Assessments of Online, Hybrid, and On-Ground Learning . The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2014, v 31 n3039 (Baltimore, Maryland): ISSN: 2167-1435.

(2010) “Using A Large Programming Project For Assessment In An Introductory Programming Course", International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) Conference, Las Vegas, NV., 2010. (with Baugh)

(2007) “Determining The Effectiveness Of Various Delivery Methods In An Information Technology/Information Systems Curriculum”, Information Systems Education Conference, Washington. D.C., November 2007. (with Davis, Scarpino, Turcheck).-also appears in ISEDJ

(2007) “Merging Object-Oriented Programming, Database Design, Requirements Analysis, and Web Technologies In An Active Learning Environment”, Information Systems Education Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. November 2007. (with Baugh). (also appears in ISEDJ)

(2007) “Analyzing the Progression of IS/IT Keywords as Assessed by a Regional Trade Association”, Information Systems Education Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. November 2007.  (with Caputo and Davis).

(2005) “Linking Critical IT Skills to Industry Needs: A Study”, Information Resources Management Association Conference, San Diego, California. May 2005. (with Caputo, Davis and Turchek).

(2004) “A Project-based Model for An Advanced Web Site Design and E-Commerce Course”, Information Systems Education Conference, Newport, Rhode Island. November 2004.

(2004) “Defining The Essential Skills and Functional Areas of Study In Informational Technology As Measured by a Survey of Filed Professionals Newport, Rhode Island. November 2004. (with Caputol and Turchek).

(2004) “Identifying The Critical Information Technology Skills, Functions And Business Intelligence Parameters Assessed By A Regional Corporate Community”, Information Resources Management Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. May 2004. . (with Caputo).

(2003) “Optimizing For Search Indexes”, Information Systems Education Conference, San Diego, California.November 2003. (also appears in ISEDJ)

(2003) “Robots, Indexes, and Web Site Hits”, International Academy of Business and Information Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. May, 2003.

(2002) “Manage Web Page Content and Enhance Search Engine Rankings With Meta Tags”, International Academy of Business and Information Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. May, 2002.

(2001) “The Evolution of a Digital Production Studio: One Universities Experience”, International Academy of Business and Information Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. May, 2001.
(with Linculm).

(2001) “Low Cost Web Site Marketing”, International Academy of Business and Information Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. May, 2001.

(2001) “A Systems Approach To teaching Web Site Development”, Organizational Systems Research Association, Cleveland, Ohio. February, 2001.

(2001) “Web Site Promotion Using The Internet”, Organizational Systems Research Association, Cleveland, Ohio. February, 2001.

(1995) "Computer Software Tools for Management Consulting.” Northeast Decision Sciences, Providence, RI, March 1995. (with Lackman).

(1994) "Teaching Microcomputer Applications in the Business School: One University's Experience".
IBSCA proceedings, Baltimore, Maryland, July 1994.

(1994) "Teaching Systems Design to Graduates and Undergraduates".
IBSCA proceedings, Baltimore, Maryland, July 1994. (with Shepherd).

(1994) "What Computer Resources Should Smaller Business Schools Have", ABA Special Conference on Global Business Trends, Nassau, December, 1993. Published in the proceedings in January, 1994. (with Lackman).

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Paul Kovacs

Visual Basic

Robert Morris University

Ph.D. Educational Communications and Technology. Concentration Information Science
University of Pittsburgh

M.Ed. Educational Communications and Technology.
University of Pittsburgh

B.S. Education
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

Certificate in Business (24 Credits)
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Certificate in Computer Programming (24 Credits)
Computer Systems Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

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