Dr. Jeffrey Pinto is professor of management at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, he holds the Andrew Morrow and Elizabeth Lee Black Chair in Management Technology within the Sam and Irene Black School of Business. His teaching and research focus are in the areas of project management and the management of technology and organizational innovation. He is the author or editor of 23 books and over 120 scientific papers, including the "Project Management Handbook", published in 1998 by Jossey-Bass. His most recent book, "Successful Information Systems Implementation: The Human Side, 2nd Edition", was published in 1999. His work has been translated into nine languages.
In October 2009, he received the 2009 Research Achievement Award from the Project Management Institute. The Research Achievement Award recognizes and honors an individual who has significantly advanced the concepts, knowledge, and practices of project management through professionally conducted and authored project management research. The award particularly acknowledges the careers of project-management scholars and long-term research productivity.
In 1997, Dr. Pinto received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Project Management Institute, the world's largest organization of project management professionals. He was a past editor of the "Project Management Journal" and is one of three organizers of the Frontier of Project Management Research Conference held in Paris in June 2000. Dr. Pinto is a lead academic program leader for the international master of project management program offered by Penn State and the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, through Penn State State's World Campus. The institutions are collaborating with Rolls-Royce, AMEC and Goodrich Corporation to deliver the master's degree in project management through a blended learning approach of face-to-face networking and lecture sessions and distance learning technologies to create a flexible learning environment for project managers who travel extensively as part of their jobs.
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is home to 3700 students that benefit from the opportunities and prestige of a major research university set in the atmosphere of a student-centered college. The College hosts 27 Outreach initiatives, including the Center for Corporate and Continuing Education, which developed the project management DVD. The Center for Corporate and Continuing Education provides customized training on various topics for business and industry and offers a high level of project management education for professionals in the field.
Dr Pinto is the lead faculty member and head of Penn State's renowned on-line Masters Degree and Graduate Certificate programs in Project Management. For details about these programs visit: