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. in Business Administration, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis, Concentration in Management Information Systems, 2011
  • Master of Science University of Memphis, Concentration in Management in Information Systems, 2006
  • B.B.A. Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, 2002

Biography

Professional & Academic Experience:

Academic Experience:

  • Assistant Professor of Accounting Information Systems, University of Akron (2011 - Present)
    • Courses taught:
      • Spreadsheet Modeling and Decision Analysis
      • Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling and Decision Analysis

Business Experience:

  • Testing Support I.First Tennessee Bank, Memphis, TN (2010 to 2011).
  • Lead Tech Support - Graduate Assistantship. The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (2005 to 2007).
  • Computers and Networks Consultant. Self-employed, Hunedoara, Romania (2003 to 2004).
  • Computer and Network Service Engineer. R&M International Bucharest, Romania (2002 to 2003).

Professional Experience:

  • Reviewer for: European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2008, 2009), The Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2008, 2009).
  • Chair of Marketing - The Fourth Workshop on Advances on Systems Testing, Memphis Tn., 2010.
  • Teen Tech Camp BSO volunteer - Organized by the Society for Information Management (SIM Memphis) and the Memphis Public Library, July 2009.
  • Judge Panel – Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) 2009, 2010.

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • IS strategy, software development and testing, IS services, individual characteristics and factors that affect IS phenomena (emotions, personality, motivations), virtual interaction platforms and online social networks, information value, strategic and internal alignment of IT and business, system analysis and design, accounting information systems.


Research Accomplishments

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • 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 (EJIS) Vol.20, No. 1, Pages 48–68.
  • 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” Paper presented at the Workshop on Advances and Innovations in Systems Testing, May 2007, University of Memphis.

Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  • 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” Paper presented at the Workshop on Advances and Innovations in Systems Testing, May 2007, University of Memphis.

Honors and Talks:

  • 2009 – 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”.
  • 2008 – Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
  • 2006 – Member and Vice President of Inductions – Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.