Colin G. Onita, Ph.D.

Colin G. Onita, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: GW Daverio School of Accountancy
Office: CBA 266
Phone: (330) 972-6233
Email: onita@uakron.edu


Education:

  • Ph.D. – Management Information Systems – Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (2006 – 2011)
    • Minor: Accounting Information Systems
    • Dissertation topic: "IS Service Evaluation: Salient Characteristics of IS Services and their Impact on Emotional and Rational Evaluations of the IS Service"
    • Interdisciplinary research in collaboration with the System Testing Excellence Project (STEP), a joint project of the FedEx World Technology Center, the FedEx Institute of Technology and the University of Memphis
    • Cumulative GPA: 4.0
  • M.Sc. – Management Information Systems – Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (2005 – 2006)
  • B.B.A – Business Management, Accounting and Economics – Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania (1998 – 2002)

Employment

University of Akron, College of Business, George Daverio School of Accountancy

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting Information Systems (2011 – Present)
  • Accounting Data Analytics Course Coordinator (2011 – Present)
  • SAP ERP Initiative Coordinator (2014 – Present)

Professional Education and Certifications

  • SAP HANA Record of Achievement Certification
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Research Interests

  • Information Systems and Services Evaluations
  • Software and Systems Design and Development
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Data Management and Sourcing and Network Enabled Search Systems
  • Social Co-Creation of Value and Social Networks

Teaching Interests

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Software/Systems Development and Testing
  • Data Management, Visualization and Business Intelligence
  • Information Systems Security
  • Business Database Systems and Big Data Systems (ERP, etc.)
  • Business Process Analysis and Management

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Accounting Information Systems – George Daverio School of Accountancy, College of Business, University of Akron, Akron, OH (2011 – Present)

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Data Modeling and Decision Analysis (Fall & Spring 2011 – 2014)
  • Advanced Data Modeling and Decision Analysis (Fall & Spring 2011 – 2014)
  • Accounting Systems and Internal Controls (Summer 2012)
  • Information Systems Security (Summer 2012 – 2014, Spring 2014)

Graduate Courses

  • Information Systems Security (Summer 2012 – 2014, Spring 2014)

Teaching Assistant – Department of MIS, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis, TN (2007 – 2010)

  • Computer Hardware/Systems Software (Summer 2010)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)
  • Applications Program Development I - Visual Basic (Spring 2008)
  • Introduction to Business Microcomputer Applications - Microsoft Office (Fall 2007)

Service Contributions

Service to Profession

  • Reviewer for: European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS), MISQ Executive, The Database, AAA Ohio, The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), The Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
  • Discussant for the AAA Ohio Conference 2012, 2013

Departmental/University Service

  • Member of the Core Curriculum, Assurance of Learning and the Business Analytics Integration Committee – University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2011-2014
  • Member of the Faculty Senate – University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2013-2016

Extracurricular University Service

  • Member of the Leadership Steering Committee – helped develop and lead a new curriculum and academic certification on Leadership and Entrepreneurship; Akron OH, 2013-2014
  • Honors College Interviewer – University of Akron, Akron, OH, 2011, 2102
  • Chair of Marketing – The 4th Workshop on Advances on Systems Testing; Memphis TN, 2010
  • Invited Speaker – the Society for Information Management (SIM), Memphis Chapter – "Nurturing Cohesive Technology Teams: The What, How and Why of Alignment within the Corporate IT Unit"; Memphis, TN, 2009
  • Teen Tech Camp BSO volunteer – Organized by the Society for Information Management (SIM Memphis) and the Memphis Public Library; Memphis, TN, July 2009
  • Judge Panel – Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA); Memphis, TN, 2009, 2010
  • Mentor Undergraduate Shadowing Program – "Find your future”; Memphis, TN, 2008

Professional Membership/Affiliations

  • American Accounting Association 2011
  • Association for Information Systems 2008
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2008
  • Member and Vice President of Inductions Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, 2006

Professional Business Experience

Subject Matter Expert First Tennessee Bank, TN (Aug 2010 – May 2011)

  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Agile systems development and testing implementation

Tech Support – Graduate Assistant University of Memphis, TN (Jan 2005 – Aug 2007)

  • Provide computer systems and software support for faculty and staff

Computer Network Implementation Specialist R&M Int. Romania Jan 2003 – Nov 2004

  • Computer network design and implementation for medium to large organizations


Research Accomplishments

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Banks, S.M., Onita, C.G. and Kettinger, W.J. (2013). "IT Enabled Co-Creation Platforms: Tapping the Power of the Prosumer," Journal of Information Technology Management, VolumeXXIV, Number 1.
  • Zhang, X., Onita, C.G. and Dhaliwal J. (2013). "The Impact of Software Testing Governance Choices,” Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, forthcoming.
  • Onita, C.G., Lee, E., Zhang, C. and Kaletta J.P. (2012). "Network Enabled meta-Search Tool (NEST): An Answer to Harmonizing Knowledge Sourcing in a Company?” Journal of Information Technology Management, Volume XXIII, Number 2.
  • Onita, C.G. and Dhaliwal, J. (2011). "Alignment within the Corporate IT Unit: An Analysis of Software Testing and Development," European Journal of Information Systems, Vol.20, No. 1, pp.48–68.
  • Dhaliwal, J., Onita, C. G., Poston, R. and Zhang, X. (2011). "Alignment within the Software Development Unit: Assessing Structural and Relational Dimensions between Testing and Development," Journal of Strategic Information Systems , Volume 20 Issue 4, December.
  • Yang, Y., Onita, C.G., Zhang, X. and Dhaliwal, J. (2011). "TESTQUAL: Conceptualizing Software Testing as a Service," e-Service Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Winter 2011), pp. 46–65.
  • Poston, R., Suda, K. and Onita, C.G. (2009). "Information Sources Experts Consult and Find Useful in Answering Drug-Related Questions," e-Service Journal, Winter 2009, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 3–39.

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  • Onita, C.G., Kettinger W.J. and Lee, E. (2012). "Integrating disparate intra-organizational knowledge sources: A case study investigation of the implementation of an indexing search tool," in Proceedings of the AAA Ohio Region Meeting, May 10-12, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Onita, C.G., and Dhaliwal, J. (2010) “Emotional and Rational Components of IS Service Satisfaction and their Impact on IS Service Continuance," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2010), St. Louis, MO.
  • Banks, M.S., Onita, C.G. and Meservy T.O. (2010) "Risky Behavior in Online Social Media: Protection Motivation and Social Influence," in Proceedings of the 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2010), Lima, Peru.
  • Dhaliwal, J., Onita, C.G., Zhang, P. and Yang, Y. (2009) “TESTQUAL: Conceptualizing Software Testing as a Service," in Proceedings of the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2009), San Francisco, CA.
  • Zhang, X., Hu,T., Onita, G.C., and Banks, M.S. (2008). “From Business Intelligence to Real-time Business Intelligence: Imperatives and Guidelines,”Proceedings of the 9th International Business Information Management Association Conference (IBIMA 2008), Marrakech, Morocco, January 4-6, 2008.
  • Dhaliwal, J. and Onita, C.G. (2007) “A Framework for Aligning Testing and Development” Proceedings of the Workshop on Advances and Innovations in Systems Testing, May 2007, University of Memphis.

Other Refereed Work

  • Dissertation proposal accepted for presentation at ICIS 2010 and AMCIS 2010 Doctoral Consortia.

Work in Progress

  • "Why should I (not) share – Protection Motivation Theory and the Incentive to Share Potentially Damaging Information on Online Social Networks," with Banks S. and Messervey T. – Data collected and analyzed, targeted for Journal of the Association for Information Systems.
  • "IS Service Evaluation: Salient Characteristics of IS Services and their Impact on Emotional and Rational Evaluations of the IS Service; dissertation work, targeted for MIS Quarterly.