Paul Witman, Ph.D.

Director and Professor, Masters in Information Technology (MSIT)

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Phone: (805) 493-3562


  • Information Security
    An overview of information security, especially as it relates to banking and identity theft. Included are steps individuals can take to protect themselves, and new and unique attacks that are evolving in the "market" for criminals.

  • Online Banking
    An overview of how online banking works, the benefits it provides to both banks and consumers as well as buisness customers.

  • Value of the Online Channel
    A presentation of the research on the value of online users to the institution, especially to financial institutions.

  • Software Development Practices
    A discussion of research related to software development and reuse practices across various types of organizations.

  • Churches and Ministries on the Web – Social Networks
    A discussion, in an interactive forum, how churches have leveraged social networking tools (like Facebook) to further their ministries on the Web. It also addresses things that haven’t worked so well, to help learn from others’ missteps.

Paul Witman is a Professor of Information Technology Management, in California Lutheran University’s School of Management, founding former director of the MS in Information Technology program, and former Director of the School’s Undergraduate programs in Business, Accounting, and Economics. His research interests include social networking for non-profits, information security, usability, health care information, and electronic banking and finance. In addition, he frequently writes teaching case studies based on current events, focused on the use and abuse of information to take advantage of vulnerable populations.

Witman’s teaching focuses on the use of information in organizations, and the importance of using information for all manner of decision-making. Bringing 23 years of industry experience to the classroom, he enjoys working with students to identify issues related to information in their own experiences, across a wide range of industries governments, and non-governmental agencies, and then to analyze and design solutions for those issues.

Prior to joining CLU, Witman served as the Director of Integration Engineering for Digital Insight Corporation, a leading eFinance enabler. In this role, Witman was responsible for working with clients on a wide range of system integration issues, problem resolution, technology planning, and due diligence activities. Before joining Digital Insight, Witman was Director of Global Delivery Systems at Citibank, where he was oversaw the development and support of self-service delivery systems platforms, providing software for home banking, ATM’s, and call centers.  Witman originally joined Citibank in 1983 as a developer on an early home banking product.

Witman is an active volunteer with the United Methodist Church, home repair and home construction projects, and Sturtevant’s Camp, a trail camp in the Angeles National Forest.

Witman holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems and Technology from Claremont Graduate University, a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Claremont Graduate School and a Bachelor’s in Math/Computer Science from UCLA.