Dr. Tappert is the Associate Director of the Doctor of Professional Studies (DPS) in Computing Program
in the Seidenberg School of CSIS at Pace University,
where he teaches the two-semester research-seminar sequence for first-year students
and the two-semester emerging information technologies sequence for second-year students.
He also teaches the capstone course in the Master of Science in Computer Science program,
where the students work on real-world projects for actual customers.
These projects involve both external organizations and internal university schools/departments.
The external organizations are mostly non-profit organizations, such as local hospitals, or other universities.
In recent years, many of the internal projects have been designed to create
the necessary infrastructure for doctoral students to conduct their research,
see the conference paper
A Real-World-Projects Capstone Course in Computing: A 15-year Experience.
For more specifics of Dr. Tappert's research, see his publications.