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Paul J. Kovacs, Ph.D.
University Professor of Computer & Info. Systems (Computer and Information Systems)
kovacs@rmu.edu
412-397-6446 phone (M)
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 302


My Website


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Education Communications and Technology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Education, Educational Communications and Technology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelor of Science, Education, California University of Pennsylvania
  • Certificate, Business , University of Pittsburgh
  • Certificate, Computer Science, Computer Systems Institute

Professional Background

  • Paul Kovacs has also taught computer and information systems courses at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Neumann University, and Duquesne University. Industry experience includes Computer Systems and Analysis work at PNC Bank, Bank of NY Mellon, and the Equitable Gas Company in Pittsburgh.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Web Site Design, COBOL/Visual Basic/Java Programming, Networking and Information Security, Enterprise Information Systems, On-Line Education, Quality Assurance

Publications

  • Recent Journal Publications
  • Kovacs, P. J., Scarpino, J. J., & Wang, W. (2013) A Framework for an Interactive Web-Based Application Course,  Issues in Information System, XIV(1), 300-306
  • Kovacs, P. J., Turchek, J, Wood, D., & Bitner, M. (2013) A University's Experience on the Development of Enterprise Information Systems Curriculum,  Issues in Information System, XIV(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, XIV(2), 149-155.
  • Kovacs, P. 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, XIII(1), 310-320.
  • Baugh, J., Kovacs, P.J., & Davis, G. (2012). Does the Computer Programming Student Understand What Constitutes Plagiarism? Issues in Information Systems, XIII(2), 138-145.
  • Baugh, J. M., & Kovacs, P. J. (2012). Large Programming Projects for the Beginning Programmer. Issues in Information Systems, XIII(1). 85-93.
  • Kovacs,P.J., Davis, G.A., Scarpino,J.J., & Kovalchick,L.L. (2011) Students’ Assessment of Online Learning as Related to Computer and Information Systems Curricula. Issues in Information Systems , XII(2), 13-21.
  • Baugh J., & Kovacs, P.J. (2011). What to Teach in an Introductory CIS Course. Courses. Issues in Information Systems , XII(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,P,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 , XI(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 , XI(1), 392-401.
  • 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, X (1), 198-207.
  • Kovacs, Davis, and Caputo (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.)
  • Holman.J.V., Kovacs, P.J. (2009) A Comparison Of The Relational Database Model And The Associative Database Model. Issues in Information Systems , X(1), 208-213
  • Kovacs, P.J., Scarpino,J.J., Davis, G.A., & Baugh, J.M. (2009). Applying an Enhanced Unified Database-Management Quality Evaluation Tool. Issues in Information Systems , X(2), 138-147.
  • Kovacs and Baugh (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 , X(2), 231-236.
  • Scarpino, J.J., Kovacs, P. J. (2008). An Analysis of a Software Quality Assurance Tool’s Implementation: A Case Study. Issues In Information Systems , IX (2), 146-152.
  • 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 , IX (1), 95-100.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Paul


Fall 2014
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • INFS2120-D
  • 06:00-10:00 PMMMKovacs3 (08/25-10/16/14)1 Seats
  • INFS2150-B
  • 02:45-03:35 PMM W FMKovacs1 (08/25-12/13/14)1 Seats
  • INFS2184-B
  • 03:45-04:35 PMM W FMKovacs1 (08/25-12/13/14)0 Seats
  • INFS3121-D
  • -ONLINEIKovacs4 (10/18-12/13/14)8 Seats
  • INFS3121-A
  • -ONLINEIKovacs4 (10/18-12/13/14)0 Seats
  • INFS6120-A
  • -ONLINEIKovacs2 (08/23-10/17/14)0 Seats
  • INFS6120-B
  • 06:00-10:00 PM WMKovacs3 (08/25-10/16/14)2 Seats
  • INFS6490-B
  • -APPTMKovacs5 (10/20-12/13/14)0 Seats

    Fall 2014: Doctorate
    Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • DISC9520-G
  • -APPTMKovacs1 (08/18-12/13/14)0 Seats

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