David I. Cleland is Professor Emeritus in the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a PMI Fellow, and has published thirty-four books in the project management field. He is often described as "the father of project management."
Karen M. Bursic, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh. She previously worked as a consultant for Ernst & Young and as an industrial engineer and production supervisor for General Motors Corporation.
Richard Puerzer, is Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering in the Engineering Department at Hofstra University with primary research interests in the assessment and management of undergraduate engineering education.
A. Yaroslav Vlasak is Associate Principal at Mckinsey & Company in their Bogota Office, where he is involved in major project management activities. He holds a master's degree form the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. in industrial engineering from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia.