Mark Ward developed the Professional Development Center’s Project Management course. Mark is a retired US Air Force Office, with many years of practical project and program management experience. He earned a Ph.D, PMP, and several technical certifications. Mark has numerous scholarly publications and years of teaching experience in the public and private sector. He has taught PMP exam prep courses via electronic means as well as the more traditional face-to-face classroom environment. He has also been an invited speaker at numerous project management venues to discuss topics as diverse as the state of project management education and Organization Project Management Maturity Model. He is a former PMI Specific Interest Group Vice-Chair for Professional Development.