DBA in Project Management Concentration, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, USA, (Anticipated completion 2021).
MBA in Project Management Concentration, University of Maryland University College, York, PA, USA.
M.S. in Information Technology Project Management Concentration, University of Maryland University College, York, PA, USA.
BS in Business Administration Managment Concentration, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA.
Keenan Slenker is a continuous improvement and project management professional. He successfully implemented Lean Six Sigma systems from the ground up in several organizations, changing cultures by empowerment and educating organizations in world-class systems. He managed global projects for a fortune 70 company, including new product introductions as well as IT implementations.
Keenan amassed a diverse network of cohorts, spanning over many countries for which he finds much joy and value. Keenan earned an MBA and MS in Information Technology while working full time while holding his family values close. He is active in his sons’ lives, accomplishing black belts in Olympic Tae Kwon Do with both awarded by the Tae Kwon Do capital, Seoul, South Korea. Keenan contributes his success to his high energy servant leadership style professionally and domestically. His greatest satisfaction is helping others become successful.
Teaching and Research Interests:
Keenan Slenker's passion is teaching project management, Lean Six Sigma, leadership, and change management. His vast experience allows him to provide students not only with the theory and tools but also the successes and failures when executing these practices in the field. His students praise and thank him for the knowledge and experiences that can help them when faced with similar situations.
Keenan Slenker's current research desire is independently exploring the leadership style project managers practice that internally motivates team-members to perform at the most efficient level. The earnest use of soft skills has become a growing integral part of project management. This requires a congruency of leadership practices in the organization. He has personally been in situations where project managers’ leadership styles polarized, causing inefficiencies and resulted in failures due to a lack of soft skills such as empathy and empowerment.
His current research is for his book that illustrates how different leadership styles when not conducted from a servant perspective will not perform as well as others. This was observed personally in his career and through other professionals anecdotally. Keenan Slenker next step is to conduct proper research methods to obtain the empirical data to assist the ever-evolving practice of project management.
Courses Taught at HU:
PMGT 510 – Principles of Project Management
PMGT 510-52- A-2018/Fall – Principles of Project Management
PMGT 510-51- A-2018/Late Fall – Principles of Project Management
PMGT 510-52- A-2018/Late Fall – Principles of Project Management