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An exterior view of Old Main and Dixon Hall on the Cal U campus.An exterior view of Old Main and Dixon Hall on the Cal U campus.

Dr. Lisa Kovalchick

Education

  • B.S.: Mathematics and Computer Science, California University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S.: Computer Science, West Virginia University
  • Ph.D.: Computer and Information Science, West Virginia University

Biography

  • Expertise in computer networking
  • Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) instructor

Courses

  • Personal Productivity Software
  • Problem Solving and Programming Constructs
  • Computer Programming I
  • Client-Side and Server-Side Scripting Languages
  • Cisco CCNA 1, 2 and 3
  • Theory of Languages
  • Design and Implementation of Database-driven Websites

Selected Publications

  • G. Boff, G. DeLorenzo, L. Kovalchick, and P. Sible (2008). Leveraging Academic Resources in the ABET Accreditation Process: A Case from California University of Pennsylvania. Information Systems Education Journal  (ISEDJ) to appear.
  • G. Boff, G. DeLorenzo, L. Kovalchick, and P. Sible (2008). Leveraging Academic Resources in the ABET Accreditation Process: An Outcome Assessment Information System. Issues in Information Systems (IIS) 9(1) 78-86.

Selected Conference Publications

  • G. DeLorenzo and L. Kovalchick (2009). Service Learning Case Study - Collaboration with the H.J. Heinz History Center. Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators (PACISE), Slippery Rock, USA 3-4, April 2009.

Service Learning Projects

  • Webmaster for Centerville and Taylor United Methodist Churches
  • Obtained grant to allow Cal U computing faculty to visit high schools in Greene and Fayette counties in order to promote computing degrees to disadvantaged students
  • Presents computing workshops to Young Women's Math and Science Day and the Technology and Engineering Coalition to Heighten (TECH) Awareness Project
  • Provides workforce development training through Benedum Foundation grant. Free Cisco Certified Networking Association curriculum
  • Judge for Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science and Science Olympiad

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Math, Computer Science and Information Systems

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Computer Information Systems
  • B.A. Mathematics
  • M.S. Cybersecurity

Contact Information

Email:
kovalchick@calu.edu

Phone:
724-938-4146

Office:
Eberly Hall 314

Quotable

"The best part of my job is mentoring students both inside and outside the classroom in order to help them achieve their professional goals."

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