Associate Professor, Computer & Information Science
Phone: 814-871-7126
Office: Z 349
vitolo001@gannon.edu

  • Educational History
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research

Educational History

Information Science: Ph.D., 1985
  Interdisciplinary Department of Information Science
  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
           DISSERTATION:  A Theoretical Representation of Motivation as a Cybernetic Process 


Industrial Engineering: B.S.E., 1978
  School of Engineering
  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Professional Societies

• American Association for the Advancement of Science, (AAAS)

• Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, (IEEE); Senior Member
      * Erie Section, Chair, 2007- 2009
      * Erie Section, Vice-Chair, 2005-2007
      * Erie Section PACE Chair, 2001-2007

• Society of Women Engineers, (SWE)
 

Publications

Chapters
Vitolo, T. M. (2012). Crossing the chasm: Hurdles to acceptance and success of serious games.  In M. M. Cruz-Cunha (Ed.), Handbook of research on serious games as educational, business and research tools: Development and design (pp. 280-289). Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.

Vitolo, T. M., & Brinkman, B. J. (2007). Ethics for the Graduating Class: Issues, Needs, and Approaches in Information Systems and Technology Education: From the University to the Workplace, edited by Glenn R. Lowry & Rodney L. Turner, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, pp. 299-310.

 

Articles
Vitolo, T. M.(2011). Teaching emerging technology:  Challenges, outcomes, and options.  Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 26, 75-82.

Conferences
Vernaza, K. M.; Vitolo, T. M.; Steinbrink, S., & Brinkman, B. J. (2012).  Seeking Relevancy, Building Excellence:  Service Learning in the SEECS Program, an NSF S-STEM sponsored project. [PDF] Proceedings of the 2012 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 10-13, San Antonio, TX.

Vernaza, K. M.; Vitolo, T. M.; Steinbrink, S., & Brinkman, B. J. (2011).  Scholars of Excellence in Engineering and Computer Science Program Phase I: Development and Implementation. [CD] Proceedings of the 2011 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 26-29, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Totleben, J. A., Vitolo, T. M., Zentis, B. P. (2010). Emerging RFID standards and the impact on ERP systems. Midwest Decisions Sciences Institute:  Proceedings of the MWDSI 2010 Annual Meeting, Toledo, OH.

Vitolo, T. M., & Restifo, P. (2010). Corporate IT Environment Responsibility:  A Development Strategy.  Paper presented at Business Intelligence & Technology Summit 2010 (BITS 2010), Technology Council of Northwest PA, Erie, PA.

Scholarship/Research

Grants
Hatch, M.L., Konieczko, E., Vernaza, K.M., Vitolo, T.M., & Tallmadge, W.T.   TRANSFORM:  Teaching Research Advancement Network to Secure Female Faculty for Organizational Retention and Management.  National Science Foundation, Division of Human Resources, ADVANCE-PAID.  Award No. 1107015, September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2016.  Awarded for $385,919.

Vernaza, K.M., Vitolo, T.M., Steinbrink, S., & Brinkman, B.J.  Scholars of Excellence in Engineering and Computer Science.  National Science Foundation, Division of Undergraduate Education – S-STEM: Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Award No. 1153250 for $600,000.00. July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2017.

Brinkman, B. J.; Steinbrink, S.; Vernaza, K. M., & Vitolo, T. M. Scholars of Excellence in Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) Scholarship Program.  Directorate for Education & Human Resources Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF, $ 600, 000. (July 2008 - June 2013)