Jami L. Cotler

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Phone: (518) 786‑5088
Email: jcotler@siena.edu

Jami L. Cotler

Degrees:

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 website:

http://jamicotler.com

Bio:

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.

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 are:

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.

Why I chose Siena:

I grew up near Siena and felt like a part of the community even as a high school student. What I have always loved about Siena is the supportive community both on campus and with the expansive alumni network and the students are unparalleled in their capacity to grow and become influential and valuable members of society.

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.


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
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
In what ways does web conferencing impede learning in the computer science classroom?
Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 28
2013
Video vs. text for lab instruction and concept learning.
Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 27
2012
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
Beyond the suit and resume, leveraging social media for career success
The Career Development Quarterly (CDQ)
2011
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
Towards an Innovative Web-based Lab Delivery System for a Management Information Systems Course.
Information Systems Education Journal, vol. 25
2010
Designing value sensitive social networks for the future.
Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 25
2010
LABS FIRST: A COMPUTER SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO TEACHING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeastern Conference (CCSCNE)
2009
Google Docs and Lotus Notes: Two Frameworks for Strategic e-Collaboration.
Mainframe Executive
2009
Co-"Lab"oration:, A new Paradigm for Building a Management Information Systems Course.
Information Systems Education Journal, vol. 8
2009
Labs First: A Computer Scientist's Guide to Teaching Management Information Systems.
Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, vol. 24
2009
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