Jim  Sklenar

Adjunct Lecturer, Project Management




Professor Jim Sklenar is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Master of Science in Project Management program in the Department of Information Science and Systems.  Prof. Sklenar received a BA in Urban Studies from Lake Forest College, an MM in Public Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Certificate in Amphibious Warfare from the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College.  While he was at Kellogg, he was a U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Public Service Education Fellow.  He is retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, from a Fortune 100 company as a Director, and from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as the agency’s expert on using earned value management in projects.  He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP©) by the Project Management Institute, and as a Certified Facilitator for Personal Strengths’Strength Deployment Inventory®.


Research Interests


Professor Sklenar studies "managing the project manager" and "rescuing failing projects”.

Selected Publications
Managing Emergency Situations in Law Firms: Minimizing The Damage by Nina Wendt & L.J. Sklenar 
(Vernon Hills IL: Association of Legal Administrators, 1993), 210 pp.

War Since 1945 Symposium - Nicaragua: Revolution Betrayed by L.J. Sklenar and M.L. Wilson, Jr. 
(Quantico VA: U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, 1983), 229 pp.

"Panama Or Bust," by Leslie James Sklenar, The Renault Guide, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 14-17, and Vol. 3, No. 
3, pp. 18-22, 1969