For years I had dreamed of teaching project management, and that opportunity finally came in 2013, a couple of years after the program had started, and a year after Dr. Mel Slater had first started as a PM student at CBC (small world). Since then, I’ve seen hundreds of my students graduate from the project management program and go out into the professional world to practice the discipline, ranging from small construction companies to large mega-projects across the Department of Energy complex (including Hanford). It has truly been an honor to watch, and continue to watch, graduates go out and change the project management world.
My passions are helping my students through their PM journey and researching and improving the discipline by designing processes, metrics, interfaces, and skills around human thinking processes (cognition), an emerging discipline we call Behavioral Project Management. My certifications and education include the PMP, NPPQ, an MS in Project Management, and a Ph.D. in Business Psychology, with my dissertation research titled Toward a Theory of Behavioral Project Management.