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With the special knowledge gained through extensive research, professional certification in Myers Briggs coaching and EQi 2.0 and over 20 years of collegiate teaching experience, she has developed an evidence-based methodology that has is effective in both face-to-face and on-line mediums, and focuses on strengthening an individual and team’s emotional intelligence, personality awareness, and mental attention/mindfulness. Other areas of research include blended or hybrid learning, career implications of social media, cyberbullying prevention, human computer interaction, and facial emotionally recognition.

Jami's teaching philosophy is to support the development of the whole person through the application of innovative course materials as they relate to the student's professional career goals and aspirations. She believes in fostering creativity and active learning in a way that allows students to immediately apply course materials and concepts that will in turn position them for a competitive advantage in their job search and to excel and prosper throughout their life.

Degree Program University
Ph.D. Informatics University at Albany
M.S. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S. Computer Information Systems The College of St. Rose

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is to support the development of the whole person through the integration of course materials as they relate to the student's professional career goals and aspirations. I believe in fostering creativity and active learning in a way that allows students to apply course materials and concepts.

What I Love About Siena

I have worked at Siena in a variety of roles for over the past twenty years. Over the years, what I love most has been interacting and working with our students. It is extremely rewarding to watch a student blossom and discover their hidden talents. I have very much enjoyed the opportunities I have had to collaborate and work with exceptional colleagues throughout the campus. I also appreciate the support of the computer science department to try new evidence based pedagogical approaches (such as team-based learning) in the classroom.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

Management Information Systems, Database, Stress Free Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual World Development and Yoga

I also very much enjoy working with students independantly with research and other projects of their interest.

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Cyberbullying or Normal Game Play? Impact of age, gender, and experience o n cyberbullying in multi - player online gaming environments : Perceptions from one gaming forum
    Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, vol. 8
    2015
  • The social side of CS: Engaging undergraduate computer science students in the IRB process for research investigating cyberbullying in online Multi-Player gaming Environments.
    Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 30
    2015
  • Using web conferencing to foster learning partnerships in a team-based learning computer science classroom.
    Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 30
    2015
  • In what ways does web conferencing impede learning in the computer science classroom?
    Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 28
    2013
  • Beyond the Suit and Résumé: Leveraging Social Media to Build an Online Reputation for 21st Century Professional Success.
    Vistas International Peer Reviewed Career Services Journal; Ideas and Research You Can Use
    2012
  • Developing 21st Century Communicators
    Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON)
    2012
  • Video vs. text for lab instruction and concept learning.
    Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 27
    2012
  • Teaching Mindfulness in the College Classroom
    Teaching Professor
    March, 2011
  • A study of video-based versus text-based labs for a management information systems course.
    ITiCSE (Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education)
    2011
  • Beyond the suit and resume, leveraging social media for career success
    The Career Development Quarterly (CDQ)
    2011
  • Designing value sensitive social networks for the future.
    Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 25
    2010
  • Towards an Innovative Web-based Lab Delivery System for a Management Information Systems Course.
    Information Systems Education Journal, vol. 25
    2010
  • Co-"Lab"oration:, A new Paradigm for Building a Management Information Systems Course.
    Information Systems Education Journal, vol. 8
    2009
  • Google Docs and Lotus Notes: Two Frameworks for Strategic e-Collaboration.
    Mainframe Executive
    2009
  • LABS FIRST: A COMPUTER SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO TEACHING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeastern Conference (CCSCNE)
    2009
  • Labs First: A Computer Scientist's Guide to Teaching Management Information Systems.
    Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 24
    2009

Presentations

  • Social Networking Using Mobile Devices.
    2013
    HCI International, Los Vegas, Nevada
  • Co-'Lab'oration: A New Paradigm for Building a Management Information Systems Course
    2009
    ISECON 2009, Washington, District of Columbia
  • LABS FIRST: A COMPUTER SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO TEACHING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    2009
    Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeastern Conference (CCSCNE), Plattsburgh, New York
  • Literature, Laptops, and other Scaffolds in Teacher Preparation
    2009
    Northeaster Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, Connecticut