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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

  • L. Kovalchick, G. Boff and P. Kovacs (2013).  Using Live Projects in an Information Systems Capstone.  Issues in Information Systems (IIS) 14(2) 149-155.
  • G. Jesse, P. Kovacs and L. Kovalchick (2012).  A Model for Engaging Students, Communities and Colleges through the Integration of Service-Learning Projects into Information Systems Courses.  Issues in Information Systems (IIS) 13(1) 310-3

Selected Conference Publications

  • A. Peslak, P. Kovacs, G. Davis, J. Scarpino, L. Kovalchick, W. Ceccucci (2014).  Paper: Age and Gender Differences of Students’ Assessments of Online, Hybrid and On-Ground Learning.  Proceedings of the Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON), Baltimore, Maryland, 6-9 November 2014.
  • L. Kovalchick and G. Boff (2014).  Abstract: The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Coalition and the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.  Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators Conference (PACISE), California, PA, 4-5 April 2014.

Service Learning Projects

    • Participated in SciGirls Training, St. Paul, MN, May 2015.
    • Obtained National Science Foundation Grant: PA STEM Girls Collaborative Project, awarded by the Ed Lab Group received Summer 2014.  This grant encourages girls to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
    • Obtained Techbridge Role Models Matter Grant, awarded by the Ed Lab Group received Spring 2013.  This grant encourages the use of STEM role models in the classroom.
    • Presents computing day camps to girls enrolled in the Female Alliance for STEM Excellence (FASE) STEM Discovery Summer Camp, every summer since 2012
    • Participated in the Mobile Enhanced Inquiry Based Learning (MEIBL) Workshop, Abilene, TX, July 2011

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Math, Computer Science and Information Systems

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Computer Information Systems
  • B.S. Computer Information Systems Online
  • 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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