Cal Poly

Orfalea College of Business

Patricia McQuaid

Patricia McQuaid

Office 03-437
Phone 805-756-5381
Fax (805) 756-1473

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Information Systems Faculty

Management, HR and Information Systems

Management Information Systems Professor

Patricia McQuaid

Course Materials


  • Ph.D., Computer Science & Engineering, Auburn University
  • M.S., Computer Science & Engineering, Auburn University
  • M.B.A., Management, Eastern Michigan University
  • B.S., Accounting, Case-Western Reserve University


Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Industry Experience

Has worked in both the Banking and Manufacturing industries as a computer auditor.

Research Areas

Research interests include software quality and software testing, particularly in the area of complexity metrics and is the developer of the Profile Metric. Have been invited to speak on the Profile Metric at national and international conferences.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)

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