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Thomas Sheives, PhD, PMP
Associate Professor of Project Management

Phone Number:

717-901-5100 x5158


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.


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