Jim  Sklenar

Adjunct Lecturer, Project Management

 

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Biography 

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