Project Management

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

Dr. Barb Geisler has over fifteen years of experience in higher education and project management. She earned a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and 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.

Stephen Onu
Assistant Professor of Project Management
717-901-5100 ext 1624

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. 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 work 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.

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

Ph.D Industrial Systems Engineering, Binghamton University T.J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Executive MBA, Business Administration, Binghamton University School of Management
MSEe, Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering, Control Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Thomas Sheives, PhD, PMP
Associate Professor of Project Management

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 PhD 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.

Scott Wright
Associate Professor of Project Management and Environmental Sciences
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering

Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
MSEM/MS ES&EE, Engineering Management/Environmental Science and Engineering, Stanford University
BS, Chemical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Dr. Scott Wright is an engineer with 25 years of experience in military service and private sector consulting prior to transitioning to full-time academia in 2010. He earned a BS Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, MS Environmental Engineering and Science and MS Engineering Management, both from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Dr. Wright’s field and technical work was primarily in drinking water and wastewater treatment, hazardous materials and medical waste management, and environmental systems management. He and his teams of engineers and scientists conducted studies and audits to improve processes at facilities in the United States, Japan, South Korea, Iraq, Kosovo, and Pacific Islands. He has also led teams on consulting studies for manufacturing processes in various industry sectors (food, defense, manufacturing, pulp and paper) for a variety of companies (e.g., Nestlé) and utilities (Melbourne Water) in Australia and the Solomon Islands. These studies focused on energy and water reduction, solar and water harvesting options and reuse, as well as protecting aquatic environments at point source discharges.

While in academia, he has authored and revised on-campus and online courses in project management techniques, risk, and scope management. Dr. Wright has supervised more than 125 graduate students in capstone projects thesis research, and has taught undergraduate courses in project management principles and research labs for renewable energy and sustainability. Dr. Wright is published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented papers at PMI chapter and national/global congresses. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.