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Ph.D., Organization Theory, University of Pittsburgh
M.B.A., Finance, University of Pittsburgh
B.S., Business, University of Maryland
B.A., History, University of Maryland

Dr. Jeffrey Pinto is professor and Andrew Morrow and Elizabeth Lee Black Chair in the Management of Technology at Penn State. He has been the program chair for Penn State's Master of Project Management program since its inception in 2002. An internationally renowned scholar in project management, Dr. Pinto is the author of 28 books and 150 research papers, principally on project management topics. Among his honors, he has received research achievement awards from the Project Management Institute (2009) and the International Project Management Association (2017).

Ph.D., Business Administration, Oklahoma State University
M.S., Management, University of Colorado at Denver
B.A., Business Administration, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Dr. Joongseo Kim's research and teaching interests are in the area of organizational behavior. He has published his research in important outlets, including Journal of Applied Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He is currently teaching MANGT 535 (Interpersonal and Group behavior) and MANGT 545 (Project Leadership) in the MPM program. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Kim worked in the U.S. Army as a training noncommissioned officer.

Ph.D., Systems Science/Engineering Management, Portland State University
M.S., Engineering Management, Portland State University
B.E., Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

Dr. Peerasit Patanakul is an associate professor of management at the Black School of Business, Penn State Erie. His research interests include project portfolio management, managing multiple projects, human aspects of project management, and managing government projects and programs. His works appear in such journals as IEEE Transactions on Engineering ManagementJournal of Product Innovation ManagementJournal of Engineering and Technology ManagementInternational Journal of Project Management, and Project Management Journal.

Ph.D., Management, University of Queensland
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Drexel University
MBA, Project Management, University of Calgary
M.S., Transportation Management, SUNY Maritime College
M.I.M., International Management, Baylor University

Dr. Victor S. Sohmen has taught business and management courses in several countries, including Canada, Sweden, Australia, Bahrain, Kuwait, India, Brazil, and the United States. His research interests are in the areas of project management, organizational leadership, research methods, international business, cross-cultural management, and, interdisciplinary studies. Dr. Sohmen has presented keynote addresses and conference papers through professional organizations such as PMI, ILA, IPMA, AERA, AACE, AACEI, EURAM, IBA, and, AIPM.

Ph.D., Management Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Ray Venkataraman is a professor of project and supply chain management at Penn State Behrend. He has published in many top-tier journals in his field, including POMS Journal, International Journal of Production Research, and Omega. He has also published books titled Cost and Value Management in Projects and Decision Making in Project Management and a textbook titled Operations Management: Managing Global Supply Chains. He has served on the editorial review boards of IEEE Transactions of Engineering Management Journal and POMS Journal.

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Michigan
J.D., Wayne State University Law School
MBA, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration
B.A., Economics, Honors College, Michigan State University

Dr. William H. Volz, professor of business law and ethics, teaches and writes in the areas of project management, business ethics, commercial law, and taxation. He is the author of a book on trial procedure, and numerous articles on business ethics, international business, commercial law, and taxation. His writings on punitive damages have been quoted by the United States Supreme Court and a state supreme court. His work has been cited in more than 60 academic and professional publications.

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