MASTER OF SCIENCE

Project Management

Barbara Geisler, EdD, PMP
Assistant Professor of Project Management
717-901-5100 ext 1622
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Education:

Ed.D., Widener University, Chester, PA, USA.
M.Ed. In Adult Education, Widener University, Chester, PA, USA.
B.Sc. in Hotel Management, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA, USA.

Biography:

Dr. Barbara Geisler serves as an Assistant Professor in the Master of Science in Project Management program at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. She has over fifteen years of experience in higher education and project management. She earned a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and a Doctorate in Higher Education from Widener University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).

She previously worked as a project manager in the government sector overseeing contracts with the US Navy, Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other agencies of the Department of Defense. Dr. Geisler also has a background in instructional design and has presented at several national conferences on best practices in e-learning. Her teaching focus includes project management leadership, communication, and research methodology.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Dr. Geisler has a passion for classroom teaching in the areas of Education, Communication, Leadership and Corporate Training. Dr. Geisler also has a background in instructional design and has presented at several national conferences on best practices in e-learning. Her teaching focus includes project management leadership, communication, and research methodology.

Her research interests include Teaching and Training, Curriculum Development, Instructional Design, Gamification, Active Learning, Blended Learning, Leadership, and Project Management.”

Courses Taught at HU:

Applied Project in Project Management
Business Communications
Research Methodology and Writing

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Stephen Onu Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Project Management
717-901-5100 ext 1624
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Education:

Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of Phoenix, USA.
M.B.A. in Global Management.
B.A. in Business Administration, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Biography:

Dr. Stephen Onu is a professor of Project Management and Business Strategy and a frequent speaker on global project management concepts across the globe. Dr.Onu has published several articles in prestigious journals – namely, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, IEEE, and Journal of international Project Management.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Dr. Onu has presented numerous papers at the Academy of global Project management, Academy of International Management and Business War Games & Strategy conferences. For many years, Dr. Onu worked as a senior consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. and for Deloitte Inc. managing complex projects across the globe. Dr. Onu is a certified with Project Management Professional (PMP) and has a doctorate in Business administration with a research focus on project perceptions and applications in global marketplace and an author of four books in project management.

Courses Taught at HU:

Project Management Concentration courses and Capstone.

Robert Pittman Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering
Ph.D Industrial Systems Engineering,
717-901-5100 ext.1626
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Education:

Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA.
Executive M.B.A., Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA.
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA.
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

Biography:

Dr. Robert Pittman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an Executive MBA degree from Binghamton University and a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Binghamton University.

He comes to his full-time academic position at Harrisburg University with extensive industrial experience with organizations that include General Electric Co., IBM and Lockheed Martin Corp. Dr. Pittman is quite experienced in new business development, complex Systems Engineering, System Architecture development and Program Management as well as large systems implementation, integration, verification, validation and deployment.

Research Interests:

Dr. Pittman comes to Harrisburg University from an extensive background of hands-on engineering and management experience with organizations that include General Electric Co., IBM and Lockheed Martin Corp. Dr. Pittman brings experience in new business development, complex Systems Engineering, System Architecture development, Program Management and technical personnel management as well as large systems implementation, integration, verification and validation and deployment. Based on this experience, Dr. Pittman’s primary teaching and research interests are in the evolution of Large Scale Systems Engineering as well as its application and tailoring to small commercial enterprises. Dr. Pittman is a long-time member of the IEEE, INCOSE and Beta Gamma Sigma professional organizations.

Dr. Pittman’s primary research interests are in the evolution of Large Scale Systems Engineering as well as its application and tailoring to small commercial enterprises. He is a long-time member of the IEEE, INCOSE and Beta Gamma Sigma professional organizations.

Courses Taught at HU:

GRAD 695
GRAD 699
ISEM 530
ISEM 580 Special Topics
ITPM 515

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Thomas Sheives, PhD, PMP
Associate Professor of Project Management
717-901-5158
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Education

Ph.D. in Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
B.A. in Engineering, Baylor University, Waco Texas, USA.

Biography

Dr. Tom Sheives has nearly 10 years of experience teaching project management at the graduate level and has over 30 years of experience in project management. Dr. Sheives received his Ph.D. from The University of New Mexico and BS and MS from Texas A&M University in Electrical Engineering. In addition, he received a 2nd Bachelor degree in Engineering from Baylor University.

Dr. Sheives has developed and taught core graduate level project management courses including the key core Project Management Body of Knowledge topics. He has also developed and taught graduate level courses in agile project management, requirements development, team development, and leadership. His interests are, particularly in Agile Scrum Methodology and Project Management Offices. He has also been an international speaker at project management conferences on topics in project management and on his book published in 2009 Opportunity Unstuck.

In the corporate world, Dr. Sheives has managed information technology projects using waterfall and Scrum. He has recently been working in the DC area in the IT industry providing to clients Microsoft implementations of CRM and SharePoint 2013. Previous to that while relocating to the DC area, he worked at the Department of Veterans affairs in DC in a project management contractor. He has helped establish PMOs at Texas Instruments and USAA and has helped other organizations improve their project management and business requirements processes.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Dr. Sheives has a passion for engaging students in learning and advancing their careers. His research interests span the agile and lean technology areas.

Courses Taught at HU:

GRAD 699- Research Thesis
PMGT 540 Planning and Executing Projects
PMGT 570 – Agile Project Management
PMGT 572 – Applied Projects Agile Scrum
PMGT 699 Applied Project in Project Management