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Gary Klein, PhD

Gary Klein photoGary Klein is the J. Daniel Couger Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business Administration of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). His bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees were awarded by the Krannert School of Management of Purdue University (Go Boilers!). In times between, he has served as a consultant with the firm now known as Accen-ture, as director of Information Systems for a regional financial institution, and as Dean of the School of Business within the University of Texas system.

Dr Klein is a highly rated instructor, primarily teaching courses in systems development and pro-ject management. At UCCS, he developed the novel project management curriculum for MBA students to include the organizational aspects essential to project success, comprised of courses on project risk management, virtual project teams, and bridging organizational strategy and projects. For undergraduate students, he teaches project management for information technology majors and developed the content for delivery of a project management curriculum to students at a major military base. Gary presents his research and thoughts on project management to local organizations and at international meetings. He is a frequent invitee to organizations, societies, and conferences and has been on programs in Asia, Europe and North America.

Research into project management issues is a foundational aspect to better understand project management and assist organizations in their project efforts. Dr. Klein is recognized by a number of sources as being among the worldwide leaders in publishing studies in the field of information systems project management. His works are cited frequently and utilized by organizations to im-prove project performance. He serves an editorial role for a number of top information technology journals, focusing on the discipline of project management for MIS Quarterly, the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Management, and the International Journal of Information Technology Project Management.

He has served on the board of asapm, the American Society for the Advancement of Project Man-agement, as the Director of Education. His primary focus in that service capacity was to launch a student certification in project management (SCiPM) and further the efforts of creating local affili-ates for mentoring young project managers based on a model developed by the International Pro-ject Management Association. Dr. Klein has also served the regional chapter of the Project Man-agement Institute to develop seminars and other educational programming. As a member of the board of the Decision Sciences Institute, he has helped establish joint programs with the Project Management Institute at international conferences.

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