Colin Onita

Professor Onita Colin

Assistant Professor
Department of Accounting and Finance

Lucas College and Graduate School of Business

San José State University
One Washington Square 
San José, CA 95192-0066


Preferred: (408)-924-3716

Office Hours

Fall 2019: TBA

Office Location

BT 862



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

Licenses and Certificates

  • SAP HANA Record of Achievement Certification
  • IMA Power Excel and Data Analytics Certificate
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA – in progress)


Research and Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Calderon, T., and Onita C.G. (2016). “Big Data and Perceptions of Internal Control Frameworks”, Internal Auditing, 31(6), 6-14.
  • Calderon, T., and Onita C.G. (2016) “Big Data and the Perceived Expectations Gap in Digital Authentication Processes”, Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, Forthcoming July 2017.
  • Calderon, T., and Onita, C.G. (2016) “Toward a Comprehensive Internal Audit Service Evaluation Framework”, Internal Auditing, June 2016, 31(3), pp. 19-29.
  • Zhang, X., Onita, C.G. and Dhaliwal J. (2014). "The Impact of Software Testing Governance Choices”, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 26(1), 66-85.
  • 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, 24(1), 49-58.
  • 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, 23(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, 20(1), 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, 20(4).
  • Yang, Y., Onita, C.G., Zhang, X. and Dhaliwal, J. (2011). "TESTQUAL: Conceptualizing Software Testing as a Service", e-Service Journal, 7(2), 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, 6(3), 3-39.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Onita, C.G., Chandra, A. (2015). "SAP in accounting curriculum," in Proceedings of the SAP Academic Conference 2016, Feb 10-12, San Dirgo, CA
  • 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 theWorkshop 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.

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of Accounting Information Systems

Lucas Colege and Graduate School of Business

San Jose State University - San Jose, CA                                                 2018 - Present

Assistant Professor of Accounting Information Systems

George Daverio School of Accountancy, College of Business

University of Akron, Akron, OH                                                                 2011 – 2018

Nominated for College of Business Administration Best Teaching Award 2014


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