MASTER OF SCIENCE

Project Management

Joe Malak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Project Management
DBA in Management of Information Systems
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Education:

DBA in Management of Information Systems, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, 2016.
MBA in Project Management, American InterContinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL, 2007.
M.Sc. In Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 1995.
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, ARE, 1990.

Biography:

Joe Malak has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. He started as an Applications Engineer for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) / Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software company called Autodesk in 1995, then moved on to work for Hewlett Packard (H-P) also as an Applications Engineer / Deployment Manager for an online collaboration application for Engineers. He also worked for Pitney Bowes as a Sr. Support Engineer and with Dassault Systems as a Sr. Product Support Manager. Joe Malak worked as a Program Manager for Tech Mahindra, an India based consulting company, and as a Project Manager for FedEx.

Joe Malak has about 7 years of experience as a Program and Project manager. As a Program Manager at Tech Mahindra, he managed a multi-year, multi-million dollar program that included the development, configuration, and support of a PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) environment with about 12 different downstream applications. There were about 55 developers offshore and 5 developers/team leads onsite. Each quarter, the team delivered 12 different releases, one for each application using a combination of Waterfall and Agile with Scrum methodologies. As a Project manager for FedEx, he managed several projects for software development, production support and systematic reports for the Target.com E-Commerce Program.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Joe Malak's philosophy of teaching is to provide a classroom environment where students are encouraged to express their own ideas and participate in their educational experiences. Although he stresses individual responsibility for learning in the class, he also provides explanation and guidance regarding the course materials and subject matter. He encourages his students to enjoy the interaction in the classroom and to be challenged by the intellectual discussion of course material.

At the end of each class, Joe Malak wants his students to remember the following about him as an instructor:

“He cared about me as a person and valued my contributions to class discussions.”

“He created an environment in the classroom which inspired learning and encouraged individual responsibility for education.”

These statements are used as a guide for his performance in the classroom and to define his teaching philosophy. He provides examples of how he applies these guides in his teaching.

As an instructor, Joe Malak has the responsibility to help his students learn how to learn. His hope is to inspire students with a desire to learn more on their own. He encourages students to take advantage of resources other than standard course materials and lectures. He assigns projects which require interaction with the World Wide Web, Electronic Mail, and other Internet-related resources. This shows his students the tremendous availability of resources to use in learning about almost any subject matter they are studying.

Joe Malak motivates his students to take individual responsibility for their education by being prepared to participate in class. He encourages student participation by using active learning techniques to draw individuals into class discussions. During class meetings, he poses questions to students and their responses are used as a foundation for the concepts to be covered during the class period. In addition, he attempts to redirect questions posed by students in the class to other students. By using active learning techniques, he hopes to help his students understand that they are responsible for their own education experience.

Courses Taught at HU:

Agile Lean Product Development
Agile Lean Transformational Leadership
Agile Project Management with Scrum
Agile Scrum Applied Projects

Philip Mann
Assistant Professor of Organization & Management
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717-901-1767

Education:

PhD, Organization and Management, Capella University (2014)
PMC, College Teaching, Capella University (2011)
MBA, Project Management and Entrepreneurship, Walden University (2009)
MPA, General Public Administration, Walden University (2008)
BS, Business Management, University of Phoenix (2006)

Biography:

Dr. Philip Mann has a keen interest in finding out what is real, reasonable, and rational, especially when the outcomes are strongly felt and weakly measured. He has more than two decades at the front end of federal government projects, where the individual project budgets are in the millions, but the value is often hard to nail down. He has managed requirements and value analysis on dozens of national and international projects affecting federal agencies across the Department of Transportation, Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense, as well as the governments of Canada and Mexico. A veteran of the Navy, Army, and National Guard, Dr. Mann is currently a fulltime Assistant Professor of Organization & Management at Harrisburg University, and an adjunct Assistant Professor of Project Management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, teaching graduate courses in project management at both institutions.
For fun, Dr. Mann is a novice scuba diver, plays FPS games on PC, seeks excellent coffee and tasty microbrews, and can be found at the gym daily. When discovered wearing his headphones, he’s more likely listening to an audiobook or podcast than music, with a preference toward topics in transhuman science fiction, transformative leadership, and scientific skepticism.

Teaching & Research Interests:

All topics around organization and management, especially employee engagement and how personal identity ties to perceptions of work and the work environment.
Project management and business analysis, particularly with respect to how organizations and leaders decide on projects to pursue with limited organizational resources.

Jennifer Mowery M.Ed.
Lecturer In Agile Methodologies & Project Management
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Phone Number:

717-439-4197

Education:

Doctor of Management, Organizational Leadership, ABD, University of Phoenix
Master of Education, Educational Psychology, Temple University
Bachelors of Science, Business Management, University of Phoenix
Associate of Arts, Communications, Harrisburg Area Community College

Biography:

Jen Mowery is a doctoral candidate in Organizational Leadership at the University of Phoenix and a certified Professional Scrum Product Owner & Professional Scrum Master.
Jen led digital transformation efforts from 2017 through 2019 on a State/Government communications platform which was generating over 50M communications monthly and supported 12.6M customers.
She simultaneously focused as the Service Delivery Manager & Product Manager co-leading internal and external cross-functional teams while guiding the transition from waterfall; introducing Scrum, maturing to SAFe, and moving maintenance tickets to Kanban.
Jen has trained, coached, and developed new Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Business Analysts & Testers. She served as Release Train Engineer and facilitated multiple Big Room (or Program Increment) planning events.
Earlier in her tenure, she led programs and teams through strategy development, change management, and technical integration of CRM and LMS to support enterprise Training & Knowledge Management efforts.
She has over a decade of passion-driven leadership experience and previously taught Principles of Management at Elizabethtown College.

Teaching & Research Interests:

Her research interests surround Continuous Exploration, Design Thinking, Innovation Sprints, Visual Storytelling & Rapid Learning Cycles.

Courses Taught at HU:

PMGT 572 Agile Scrum Applied Projects
PMGT 576 Agile Lean Transformational Leadership
PMGT 573 Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

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Stephen Onu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Project Management
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Phone Number:

717-901-5100 x1624

Education:

D.B.A. in Business Administration, University of Phoenix
M.B.A. in Global Management, University of Phoenix
B.B.A., in Business Administration, Howard University

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.

Scott Rainey, MA, MPA
Lecturer in Strategic Leadership & Management
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Phone Number:

717-448-8040

Education:

BS, International Relations, United States Military Academy, West Point NY (1987)
MA, Public Administration, Webster University, St Louis, MO (1999)
MA, Strategic Leadership Studies, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA (2009)

Biography:

Scott A. Rainey is a veteran of the U.S. Army having retired on July 31, 2013 as Lieutenant Colonel with over 26 years of service. His terminal Army assignment was serving as Director, Human Resources at the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks. Mr. Rainey's military service included a variety of command and staff assignments at military installations across the United States and around the world, including tours in Germany, Korea and Iraq.
Upon retirement, Mr. Rainey was nominated to the State Civil Service Commission by Governor Tom Corbett and confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate on June 30, 2013. Governor Corbett appointed Commissioner Rainey to serve as Chairman of the Commission effective this date and he remained in this capacity until July 12, 2015.
Following his term with the Pennsylvania Civil Service Commission, Mr. Rainey served nearly three years as Director, Total Force for Naval Supply Systems Command at NSA Mechanicsburg. Mr. Rainey served as a Corporate Faculty member at Harrisburg University for over three years, teaching graduate level courses in Organizational Leadership and Business Communications. In January 2019, Mr. Rainey became a full time Lecturer in Leadership and Communications at Harrisburg University.
Mr. Rainey is a native of Troy, Alabama. He is a 1987 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he earned a Bachelor's degree in International Relations. His education also includes a Master's degree in Public Administration from Webster University (1999) and a Master's degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College (2009).

Teaching & Research Interests:

Leadership and Communications

Courses taught at HU:

MGMT 560 – Organizational Leadership
MGMT 520 – Professional Business Communications
PMGT 510 – Fundamentals of Project Management
MEBA 310 – Organizational Behavior and Leadership
SEMR 100 – Cornerstone
GEND 102 – Creative Mind I

Thomas Wise
Assistant Professor of Project Management
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Education:

Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Management with spec. in IT Management, Capella University, Minneapolis MN, USA
Master of Business Administration, University of St. Francis, Joliet IL, USA
Bachelor of Science dual major in Human Resource Management and Organization Management. University of St. Francis, Summa Cum Laude, Joliet IL, USA
Associate in Arts, Joliet Junior College, Joliet IL, USA

Biography:

Dr. Thomas Wise is an Assistant Professor of Project Management and speaker on virtual working and problem-solving concepts, and published several articles and books on agile, project management, and virtual concepts. Dr. Wise is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional, by the American Society for Quality as a Manager of Quality and Operational Excellence, and has certification in Lean Six Sigma, and change, with expertise in problem-solving, continuous process improvement, agile and lean methodologies. Dr. Wise’s experience includes leadership and consulting across industries, including nuclear power, financial, entertainment, and pharmaceuticals.

Teaching & Research Interests:

Dr. Wise presented papers at the Virtual Working Summit and TM Forum. Dr. Wise published books in agile and lean readiness and virtual teamwork and has a research focus in virtual project teams and quality.

Joseph Marc Zagerman, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Project Management
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Education:

Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of New England, Biddeford, ME, USA
M.B.A., Management, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA, USA
B.A., Organizational Management, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA, USA

Biography:

Dr. Joseph Marc Zagerman is a passionate, relevant, and inventive college professor with 18+ years of teaching experience in higher education. He is committed to shaping reflective, self-directed learners who think critically and creatively. As an experienced corporate training and development consultant, he enhances learner performance and potential for maximum business impact. Graduating with his doctorate in educational leadership, with an emphasis on transformative leadership in 2018, he is committed to providing transformative, pragmatic instruction to his students.

Teaching & Research Interests:

Dr. Zagerman’s research interests include contemporary pedagogical theory, student engagement theory, learner-centric instruction, and multiple intelligence theory. Dr. Zagerman enjoys making learning informative, engaging, pertinent, and fun.

Courses Taught at HU:

MGMT 520: Professional Communication
GRAD 695: Research Methodology and Writing
GRAD 699: Graduate Thesis