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Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

  

Dr. Harold Kerzner (M.S., Ph.D., and M.B.A) is Executive Director at International Institute for Learning (IIL) and Adjunct Faculty of Systems Management at Baldwin Wallace University, where he specializes in the areas of project management, strategic planning and total quality management. Dr. Kerzner previously taught engineering at the University of Illinois and business administration at Utah State University. He obtained his industrial experience at Thiokol Corporation where he held both program management and project engineering responsibilities on a variety of NASA, Air Force, Army, Navy and independent IR&D programs.

Dr. Kerzner has published or presented more than 140 engineering and business papers and has also published textbooks including: Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling; Project Management for Bankers; Project Management Policy and Strategy: Cases and Situations; Project Management for Executives; Case Studies in Project Management; A Handbook for Proposal Preparation and Management; Project Management for the Small and Medium Sized Business; Operating Guidelines for Project Management; Strategic Planning; A Dictionary of Terms for Project Management; Team Management; An Introduction to Operations Research for Managerial Decisions; Investing in the Corporate Bond Market; A Practical Guide to Strategic Planning;  In Search of Excellence inProject Management; Applied Project Management: Best Practices in Implementation and Advanced Project Management: Best Practices on Implementation. Dr. Kerzner’s series on project management will be published by IIL Publishing and Wiley in Fall 2009.

 Dr. Kerzner has consulted for such companies as Bendix, Dow Chemical, DCPSO, Control Data, BP (Standard Oil of Ohio), Phillips Coal, R J Reynolds Tobacco Co, Ralston Purina, Minnesota Power and Light, Ohio Bell,  Babcock & Wilcox, DuPont, The Department of Defense, Navy, Air Force, Army, The Goodyear Corp, General Electric, Ford, MK Ferguson, Blue Cross, Eaton, Monroe Auto Equipment, Cleveland Clinic, Bell & Howell, Bausch & Lomb, Alltel Corp, The Timken Co, Ampex, Johnson Controls, KMS Fusion, Foseco, American Gas Association, Honeywell, Disney, FMC, USS/Kobe Steel, Westinghouse, Conwed, Nordson, Teleco Oilfield Services, Cray Research, Mrs. Smith’s Frozen Foods, Atlantic Richfield, (ANATEC), Southern Vital Record Center, Computer Peripherals, Rosemount, DBA Systems, Kodak, Land O'Lakes, TRW, Kellogg’s, Unisys, Internal Revenue Service, East Ohio Gas Co, Xerox, LTV Steel, Whirlpool, Department of Transportation, Stanadyne, Cardiac Pacemakers, Nortel, Avery-Fasson, MCI, 3M, Northern States Power, Warner & Swasey, Amway, Medtronics, Cole National, Northwest Bell, Corning Glass, Norton, MTS, Philip Morris, American Medical Systems, Red Cross, Centerior Energy, Columbia Gas, Modern Engineering, Riverside Int’l, Lake Erie Ind, Campbell Soup Co, Valeo, Roadway Express, DCASR, Defense Logistics Agency, Quantum Chemical, DSPG, Hill-Rom, Amoco (Solarex), OCLC, Upjohn, Cleveland Public Utilities, VISA,  Intel, Sprint United Telephone, IAI, Kaiser Permanente, Rohm & Haas, Cleveland RTA, Arco Alaska, GenCorp, AGS Management Systems, Ameritech, Naval Air Warfare Center, Atlas Aircraft, Miller Brewery, Upsher-Smith, Comerica, Toledo Edison/Davis Besse, Moen, Barclay’s Bank, American Greetings, National City Corp, Master Lock, ChoiceCare/Humana, The Sherwin-Williams Co, Farley Industries, Mobil Oil, Reliance Electric Company, EDS,  SABC,  Key Services Corp, Sloan Valve, Bellcore, Simpson Industries, PPG Industries, SNS Systems, Atlas Copco AFS, Tosoh SMD, Inc., Marriott, Eli Lilly, Comau North America, Zenith Electronics, Hess Industries, USAA Insurance Co, Boehringer Mannheim Corp, Caliber Logistics, Inc., Advanced Elastomer Systems, Textron, General Motors, Ericsson, Compuware, Fleet, Invacare, Genie, Van Dorn Demag, Swagelok, Symbol Technology, DT Industries, OPEC (Oil Industry of Venezuela) and several banks and hospitals. 

 He has also consulted for corporations in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa, Asia, and Canada.   More than 200,000 participants have attended Dr. Kerzner’s lectures on Project Management.

 Dr. Kerzner has conducted three live videoconferences on project management: “How to Achieve Maturity in Project Management”, “Achieving Behavior Excellence in Project Management”, and “In Search of Excellence in Project Management”.  All three programs were sponsored by Microsoft Corporation and were televised world-wide. Nortel cosponsored the last videoconference. He has also prepared 15 videotapes on Project Management.

The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute has initiated the Kerzner Award granted yearly to a company or individual that has demonstrated excellence in project management. The University of Illinois has granted Dr. Kerzner the Distinguished Alumni Award for his contribution to the field of Project Management.  Also, Utah State University presented Dr. Kerzner with the 1998 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to project management.

 

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