Dr. Christopher G. Jones
Professor, Accounting and Information Systems

Director, M.S. Accountancy

Christopher G. Jones is Professor of Accounting and Information Systems at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and the SingerLewak Faculty Fellow. He teaches financial reporting, accounting ethics, and accounting communication. His research interests are in the internal auditor’s role in improving systems development success, accounting information systems, and web-mediated accounting education. He currently serves as the Director of the Master of Science in Accountancy program.

Dr. Jones is a CSUN alumnus and is thrilled to be teaching full-time at his undergraduate alma mater. Prior to his appointment at CSUN, he was Chair of the Information Systems & Technology Department at Utah Valley State College (UVSC) where he taught management information systems and accounting.  In addition to UVSC, he has taught full-time at Woodbury University, Weber State University, BYU-Hawaii, and part-time for Utah State University, the University of Phoenix, and Los Angeles Pierce College. 

Besides teaching, Dr. Jones has significant experience in public accounting and industry. He was a Small Business Auditor and Senior Systems Consultant for Arthur Andersen & Company, Los Angeles, CA; Director of Management Information for Good Will Publishers, Gastonia, NC; an Internal Auditor for Lockheed Corporation and Director of Accounting, Lockheed Finance, Burbank, CA; a Senior Consultant at Bain & Company, Boston, MA; Managing Partner, Huffman & Jones, CPAs, Agoura Hills, CA; and, CFO of Sybervision Seminar Systems, Provo, UT.

ACADEMIC DEGREES:

PhD in Business Information Systems from Utah State University

MBA in Finance from Brigham Young University

BS in Business Administration-Accounting Emphasis from California State University Northridge  

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

IFRS knowledge, skills, and abilities: A follow-up study of employer expectations for undergraduate accounting majors. Journal of Education for Business (in press). Coauthored with Sung Wook Yoon and Rishma Vedd.

Written and computer-mediated accounting communication skills: An employer perspective. Business Communication Quarterly, 74(3), 247-271.

Sytems Development Projects: How Internal Auditors Can Improve Success Rates (1st ed., pp 157). The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation. Coauthored with Glen Gray, Anna Gold, and David Miller. Available: http://www.theiia.org/bookstore/product/systems-development-projects-how-internal-auditors-can-improve-success-rates-1524.cfm

Strategies for improving systems development project success. Issues in Information Systems, XI(1), 164-173. Coauthored with Glen Gray, Anna Gold, and David Miller.

Employer expectations of accounting undergraduates' entry-level knowledge and skills in global financial reporting. American Journal of Business Education, 2(6), 85-101. Coauthored with Sung Wook Yoon and Rishma Vedd.

Student perceptions of the impact of web-based homework on course interaction and learning in introductory accounting. Issues in Information Systems, IX(1), 223-232.

Bringing the systems analysis and design course into the 21st century: A case study in implementing modern software engineering principles. (2007). Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Software Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, pages 744 – 747.

A simplified approach to test-driven development for the first programming course. (2006). Issues in Information SystemsVII(1), 161-166.

IS education: The changing complexity of relevance. (2006). Issues in Information SystemsVII(1), 188-192.  Coauthored with David W. Johnson.

Would you sacrifice your job for a methodology? A case study in ethical Agility. (2005). Issues in Information Systems, VI( 2), 131-137.  Coauthored with Nate M. Jones

Information Systems or Information Technology: A Case Study in Curricular Focus.  (2005). Issues in Information Systems, VI(1), 365-371.  Coauthored with Floyd A. Wilkes.

Core web technologies for new e-commerce employees. (2005). Journal of Computer Information Systems45(2), 44-55. Coauthored with W. L. Lomerson, W. L. and P. H. Schwager.

Test-Driven development goes to school. (2004). Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 20(1), 220-231.

An analysis of programmatic differences between dual ABET/AACSB and ABET-only accredited Information Systems program. (2004). Issues in Information Systems, V(2), 544-550.

TECHNOLOGY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE: Profitable Relationship Building. (2004). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.  Coauthored with Paul Timm.

Role preference: Are handheld computers an educational or personal technology?  (2004). Journal of Information Systems Education, 15(1), 41-53. Coauthored with David Johnson and Jan Bentley.

The effect of interaction levels on student performance: A comparative analysis of web-mediated versus traditional delivery. (2003). Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 14(3), 285-299. Online http://www.editlib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Reader.ViewAbstract&paper_id=14603.  Coauthored with Lowell Glenn and Jeff Hoyt.

A framework for evaluating web-based customer care alternatives. (2003). Utah Valley State College School of Business Journal, 1, 34-37.

An empirical study of the importance of the undergraduate exit competencies specified in the IS 2002 model curriculum. (2003). Issues in Information Systems, IV(2), 514-520.  Coauthored with Betty Tucker.

Integrating agile development methodologies into the project capstone--A case study. (2003). Information Systems Education Journal, 1(18). Online:http://isedj.org/1/18/

M-education: Mobile computing enters the classroom. (2002). Issues in Information Systems, 3, 309-315. Coauthored with David Johnson & Jeff Cold.

Handheld computers:  Ready for prime-time in the college classroom? (2002). Proceedings of the 2002 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Dallas, TX, August 9-11, 2002. Coauthored with David Johnson & Jeff Cold.

Small device application development: Java everywhere?  (2000). Issues in Information Systems, 1, 215-221.

ResearchNoteCards?: A case study for analysis-level object identification.  (1999)  In M. L. Manns (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1999 OOPSLA Educators? Symposium . Denver, Colorado: Association for Computing Machinery SIGPLAN.

Toward an integrated approach to object identification during systems analysis: A synthesis. (1998)  In K. Forcht (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1998 Conference on Information Systems Beyond 2000 (pp. 721-728). Cancun, Mexico: International Association for Computer Information Systems.

Discovering Objects: Which Identification and Refinement Strategies Do Analysts Really Use? (1998) Journal of Database Management, 9(3), 3-14.  (Summer 1998) (Second Author: Thomas Hilton).

Java as a first programming language: A meta-analytic review.  (1997)  In J. Gupta (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1997 Americas Conference on Information Systems (pp. 751-753). Indianapolis, IN: Association for Information Systems. (Second Author: Thomas Chan). 

Factors influencing successful class and object identification.  (1997)  In M. Khosrowpour (Ed.), Proceedings of the 1997 Information Resources Management Association International Conference on Managing Information Technology Resources and Applications in the World Economy. (pp. 275-281) Harrisburg, PA: Idea Group Publishing.