Professor Jang Ra of UAA named International Academic Advisor for PMForum and project management eJournal PM World Today

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

PMForum announced that Jang Ra, Ph.D., professor of project management and chair of the Engineering, Science and Project Management (ESPM) Department at UAA has been named an International Academic Advisor for PMForum and the monthly project management eJournal PM World Today.

According to PMForum President and Managing Editor David Pells, "Professor Ra is now growing one of the most visible and robust project management programs in the USA. As chair of the department, he has helped bring project management to a higher level of visibility and academic standing in the University of Alaska system. Dr. Ra has also been active internationally in recent years, having hosted the ProMAC 2008 conference last year.

Dr. Ra, PMP, is a professor and founding chair of the Master of Science in Project Management Program (MSPM) at UAA. Under the leadership of Dr. Ra the MSPM program has grown to be one of the major graduate programs in the University of Alaska system. His specialties are in project management, multi-criteria decision making and quantitative analysis. He has taught more than 15 different graduate-level subjects since 1987 at University of Pittsburgh, Portland State University, George Washington University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Han-Yang University and UAA. Dr. Ra has offered extensive PM professional consulting services and training in the State of Alaska and the Pacific Rim.

UAA's ESPM Department offers the MSPM degree program and project management (PM) training courses as a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider. These courses are offered at UAA's University Center campus and via the Web, allowing participation by students from across Alaska, the USA and the world. In addition, the department has successfully delivered an 18-month customized, on-site MSPM degree program to a major, international transportation company in Seattle. All MSPM and PM courses are taught by highly qualified faculty and recognized industry professionals. The MSPM degree program includes detailed study and application of PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge process domains and knowledge areas across many industry sectors. Professional training courses include Project Management Professional certification examination preparation, Microsoft Project, Primavera, Project Controls, PM for Non-PMs and customized classes. For more information, visit

About PMForum:

PMForum operates, the world's oldest project management Web site and a leading source of global project management news and information. PMForum also publishes the monthly online PM World Today e-Journal, where articles, reports and stories about projects and project management around the world can be found. PMForum is rapidly gaining global recognition due to its growing team of international advisors and correspondents, now representing more than 50 countries. For more information, visit PMForum's International Academic Advisors includes professors and heads of departments from some of the world's leading universities. Find more information at

Creative Commons License "Professor Jang Ra of UAA named International Academic Advisor for PMForum and project management eJournal PM World Today" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.