Peerasit Patanakul, Ph.D.

Peerasit Patanakul, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management, Business & Management, Project and Supply Chain Management, and MPM programs
Office Phone
Office Location
260 Burke
PENN STATE BEHREND
281 BURKE CENTER
ERIE PA 16563
Biography

B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, an M.S. in Engineering Management, and a Ph.D. in Systems Science/Engineering Management from Portland State University, Oregon.


Professional Interests

Research 

Effectiveness in project, program, and portfolio management, strategic and value-focused project management, managing major government projects and programs 

Teaching

Project management, Project portfolio management & Program management office, Organization

Education

Ph.D. 2004 Portland State University, Systems Science/Engineering Management

MS 2000 Portland State University, Engineering Management

B.Eng. 1995 Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Chemical Engineering

Non-Academic Experience

1999-2004 Director of Registration (Last position), Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET)

1999-2004 President of Omega Rho (Last position), Portland State University Chapter, International Society of Operations Research and Management Sciences

1995-1998 Process engineer, Thai Polyethylene Co. Ltd. Thailand

Academic Experience

2012-Present: Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

2005- 2012: Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

2004- 2005: Post Doctoral Fellow, Stevens Institute of Technology

2000-2004: Graduate Student Assistant, Portland State University

Career Highlights

  • Received numerous publication awards such as the prestigious 2007 Publication award from IEEE Engineering Management Society for my 2007 paper published in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (an A-level journal in Technology Management[1]) and several outstanding publication awards from the Howe School of Technology management, Stevens Institute of Technology.
  • Recognized as a premier researcher in project management by the NJPRO Foundation, the public policy research affiliate of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA).
  • Awarded competitive grants from Project Management Institute in 2009, 2010, and 2013.
  • Selected as the recipient of 2011 Harvey Davis Teaching award for excellence in Teaching at the rank of Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology.
  • Authored more than 50 publications (with first authorship in more than 37 publications).
  • Published articles in various refereed journals, including several “A” level journals in technology management such as the Journal of Product Innovation Management and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
  • Co-authored a book “Case Studies in Project, Program, and Organizational Project Management,” Milosevic, D., P. Patanakul, and S. Srivannaboon, Wiley (April 2010).
  • Served on organizing committees for major international conferences on management of technology such as the conferences of the Portland International Center on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET) and the Internal Association on Management of Technology (IAMOT)
  • Served as a reviewer for competitive research grants from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Also served as a reviewer for several international journals.

Languages

Thai, English


Teaching 

Courses Taught

  • Project Management (Undergraduate level, MS, MBA, and Master of Project Management)
  • Organization (Master of Project Management)
  • Project Portfolio Management (Undergraduate level)
  • General Management (MBA)

Course Development

  • Project Management (Undergraduate level)
  • Project Portfolio Management and Organizations (Undergraduate level)
  • Project Portfolio Management and Program Management Office (MS)

Dissertation Committees 

  • Marco Antonio Amaral Feris, “Enhancing the Quality of Planning of software Development Projects,” College of Business and Economics, The Australian National University.
  • Romulo Magnaye, “Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Systems under Development Using Readiness Levels,” School of Systems & Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology.
  • Weiping Tan, “Methodologies for Robust Estimation and Component Importance Analysis in Multi-Function Multi-Capability System Development Maturity Assessment and Management,” School of Systems & Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology.
  • Robert Barnett, “The Meaning of Independence in Operational Validation Systems,” School of Systems & Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology.
  • Rebecca Clayton, “Assessing DoD Benchmarking & Identifying Best Practices: Singing the Company Song Doesn't Ensure Success,” School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology.
  • Cal Classi, “Large Scale Complex System Design Optimization Though Strategic Technology Refresh Planning,” School of Systems & Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology.
  • Raymond Montgomery II, “Applying Patterns to DoD’s Risk Management Theory and Practice,” School of Systems & Enterprises, Qualify examination committee
  • Ivonne Donate, “Determination of Disruptive Technologies and Their Effectson a system during Integration, School of Systems & Enterprises, Qualify examination committee

Teaching Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Harvey Davis Teaching award for excellence in Teaching at the rank of assistant professor.” Stevens Institute of Technology, Nominated by Professor Edward Stohr.
  • Nominee for “2010 Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor” Stevens Institute of Technology, Nominated by Professor Alan Maltz

Research 

  • Current research interests include project portfolio management, multiple project management, strategic and value-focused project management, and managing government projects
  • Received numerous publication awards such as the prestigious 2007 Publication award from IEEE Engineering Management Society
  • Recognized as a premier researcher in project management by the NJPRO Foundation, the public policy research affiliate of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) as a recipient of 2009 and 2010 Bright Idea Award in Project Management
  • Awarded competitive grants from Project Management Institute in 2009 and 2010

Service 

Professional Service

Research proposal reviews

  • Research Grants of Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Standard Research Grants of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Book proposal reviews

  • Managing Technology-Based Projects: Tools, Techniques, People, and Business, by H.J. Thamhain, Wiley
  • Practical Project Management, by R.G. Ghattas, and S.L. McKee, Prentice Hall
  • Pocket Bok – The Understandable PMBOK Quick Translation Guide, by Wayne Brantley, Wiley
  • The Enlightened Project Manager’s Toolkit, by Robert Tarne, Wiley

Journal article reviews

  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • International Journal of Project Management
  • Project Management Journal
  • Journal of High Technology Management Research
  • R&D Management
  • International Journal of Product Development
  • International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management
  • Engineering Management Journal
  • Asia Pacific Management Review

Conference article reviews

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Research Conference
  • European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference
  • International Association on Management of Technology (IAMOT) Conference
  • Portland International Center on Management of Technology (PICMET) conference
  • International Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP)

Conference organizing committees

  • PICMET Conference
  • Program co-chair: Education in Technology Management track (2006)
  • Director of Registration (2003-2004)
  • Organizing Committee (1999-2004)

IAMOT Conference

  • Technical Program Committee and Coordinator for Project Management track: IAMOT Annual Conference 2005

International society administration

  • Omega Rho, International Society of Operations Research and Management Sciences
    • President of Omega Rho, Portland State University Chapter(2003-2004)
    • Vice President of Omega Rho, Portland State University Chapter (2001-2002)
    • Secretary of Omega Rho, Portland State University Chapter (1999-2001)
    • Member (1999-Present)

School and Institute Service

Penn State Erie - The Behrend College

  • 2015-2017: Undergraduate studies committee (College level)
  • 2015-Present: MPM Assurance of learning committee (Program level)
  • 2014-2016: Graduate curriculum committee (School level)
  • 2013-2015: Annual review committee (School level)
  • 2013-2014: Nominating committee (School level)

Stevens Institute of Technology

  • 2009- 2010: Research committee (School level)
  • 2005-2008: Committee on committees (School level)
  • 2005-2012: Project management curriculum committee (School level)
  • 2005-2012: Project management affiliated faculty selection committee (School level)

Awards and Honors (12)

  • 2011 Harvey Davis Teaching award for excellence in Teaching at the rank of assistant professor.” Stevens Institute of Technology, Nominated by Professor Edward Stohr.
  • “2010 Erasmus Mundus Scholarship in Strategic Project Management” The European Union. 
  • Nominee for “2010 Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor” Stevens Institute of Technology, Nominated by Professor Alan Maltz. 
  • “2009 Bright Idea Award in Project Management” The NJPRO Foundation, the public policy research affiliate of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) and the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, Paper: “A competency model for effectiveness in managing multiple projects,” Journal of High Technology Management Research, 18(2), 2008, pp. 118-131.
  • “Outstanding Publication Award 2008-2009” Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Paper: “The effectiveness in managing a group of multiple projects: Factors of influence and measurement criteria,” International Journal of Project Management, 27(3), 2009, pp. 216-233.
  • “2008 Bright Idea Award in Project Management” The NJPRO Foundation, the public policy research affiliate of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) and the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University, Paper: “A Decision Support Model for Project Manager Assignments,” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 54(3), 2007, pp. 548-564.
  • “Outstanding Publication Award 2007-2008” Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, Paper: “A Decision Support Model for Project Manager Assignments,” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 54(3), 2007, pp. 548-564.
  • Nominee for “2008 Davis Memorial Award in Research Excellence” Stevens Institute of Technology, Nominated by Professor Charles Koeller.
  • “2007 Transactions Publication Award,” IEEE Engineering Management Society, Paper: “A Decision Support Model for Project Manager Assignments,” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 54(3), 2007, pp. 548-564.
  • “Student paper award” International Conference on Management Science (IMS’03), Istanbul, Turkey, 2003.
  • “Outstanding graduate student award” College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, 2002.
  • “University commendation award in recognition of academic achievement,” Portland State University, 2002.

 

Research Interests

Project management and project portfolio management

Publications

Transitioning to agile software development: Lessons learned from a government-contracted program, Journal of High Technology Management Research - 2018
Collaborator: Renee Rufo-McCarron

Managing Projects - 2017
Collaborator: Jeffrey Pinto

Program Management - 2017
Collaborator: Jeffrey Pinto

IT project management effectiveness framework: A study in Thai firms, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology - April, 2017
Collaborators: Vipakorn Vadhanasin; Suthas Ratanakuakangwan; Kamales Santivejkul

The aura of capability: Gender bias in project manager job selection, International Journal of Project Management - April, 2017
Collaborators: Jeffrey Pinto; Mary Pinto

Agile Project Execution - 2016
Collaborators: James Henry; Jeffrey Leach

Motivation to perform in a multiple-project environment: The impact of autonomy, support, goal clarity, and opportunities for learning, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management - 2016
Collaborators: Jeffrey Pinto; Mary Pinto

Project personnel, job demands and workplace burnout: The differential effects of job title and project type, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management - 2016
Collaborators: Jeffrey Pinto; M Pinto

What impacts the performance of large-scale government projects?, International Journal of Project Management - 2016
Collaborators: Young Kwak; Ofer Zwikael; Min Liu

Project Management in Multi-project environments - 2015

Gender biases in hiring project managers: Perceptions of trust and likeability, IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management - 2015
Collaborators: J Pinto; M Pinto

Can you hear me knocking? how does candidate gender lead to bias in the project manager selection process?, Proceedings of International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) 2015
Collaborators: Jeffrey Pinto; Mary Pinto

When narcissism drives project championing behavior: A review and research agenda, International Journal of Project Management - January, 2015
Collaborator: Jeffrey Pinto

Key attributes of project portfolio management effectiveness, International Journal of Project Management - January, 2015

Challenges & Best Practices of Managing Government Projects & Programs - 2014
Collaborators: Young Kwak; Min Liu; Ofer Zwikael

Implementing Strategy through Projects - 2014
Collaborator: Aaron Shenhar

Managers of multiple projects and their motivation to perform: The impact of autonomy, support, goal clarity, and opportunities for learning - 2014
Collaborators: Jeffrey Pinto; Mary Beth Pinto

Earned readiness management for scheduling, monitoring and evaluating the development of complex product systems, International Journal of Project Management - 2014
Collaborators: Romulo Magnaye; Brian Sauser; David Nowicki; Wesley Randall

Examining the roles of government policy on innovation, Journal of High Technology Management Research - 2014
Collaborator: Jeffrey Pinto

Managing large-scale IS/IT projects in the public sector: Problems and causes leading to poor performance, Journal of High Technology Management Research - January, 2014

Effectiveness in Project Portfolio Management - 2013
Collaborators: Audrey Curtis; Brian Koppel

Managing the intangible aspects of a project: quantitative and qualitative evidence on the effect of vision, artifacts, and leader values on contextual performance behavior and success in technology –driven projects, Project Management Journal - 2013
Collaborators: Zvi Aronson; Aaron Shenhar

Key drivers to the effectiveness in managing a group of multiple projects, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management - January, 2013

What is effectiveness in project portfolio management?, Proceedings of PMI Research Conference 2012 - 2012
Collaborators: Audrey Curtis; Brian Koppel

Autonomous teams and new product development, Journal of Product Innovation Management - 2012
Collaborators: Jiyao Chen; Gary Lynn

How project strategy is used in project management: Cases of new product development and software development projects, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management - 2012
Collaborators: Aaron Shenhar; Dragan Milosevic

Managing a group of multiple projects: Do culture and leader’s competencies matter?, Journal of the Knowledge Economy - 2012
Collaborator: Zvi Aaronson

What project strategy really is: The fundamental building block in strategic project management, Project Management Journal - 2012
Collaborator: Aaron Shenhar

Effectiveness in project portfolio management: Toward a conceptual definition, Proceedings of PICMET’11: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - 2011

Common problems and lessons learned from managing large-scale U.S. government IS/IT projects, International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development - 2011
Collaborators: Saif Omar; Array Array

Project manager assignment and its impact on multiple project management effectiveness: An empirical study of an IT organization, Engineering Management Journal - 2011
Collaborators: Array Array; Array Array

Case Studies in Project, Program, and Organizational Project Management - 2010
Collaborators: Dragan Milosevic; Sabin Srivannaboon

Does team culture matter? An empirical study in multiple-project management settings, Proceedings of PICMET’10: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - 2010
Collaborator: Zvi Aaronson

Key drivers to the effectiveness in managing multiple projects: An empirical investigation in an IT organization of a large financial institution, Proceedings of Project Management Institute Research Conference - 2010

Why mega IS/IT projects fail: Major problems and what we learned from them, Proceedings of PICMET’10: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - 2010
Collaborator: Saif Omar

An empirical study on the use of project management tools and techniques across project life-cycle and their impact on project success, Journal of General Management - 2010
Collaborators: Boonkiart Iewwongcharoen; Dragan Milosevic

Exploring the concept of value creation in program planning and systems engineering, Systems Engineering - 2010
Collaborators: A Shenhar; Array Array

Toward an understanding of the dynamics of project manager assignments: An empirical study, Proceedings of PICMET’09: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - 2009

The effectiveness in managing a group of multiple projects: Factors of influence and measurement criteria, International Journal of Project Management - 2009
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic

Autonomous teams and new product development, Proceedings of PICMET’08: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - 2008
Collaborators: Jiyao Chen, Co-Author; Gary Lynn

Program risk management: How it is done in major defense program, Proceedings of PMI Research Conference - 2008

Project portfolio selection: From past to present, Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology - 2008
Collaborators: Supachart Iamratanakul, Primary Author; Dragan Milosevic

A competency model for effectiveness in managing multiple projects , Journal of High Technology Management Research - 2008
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic

Innovation and factors affecting the success of NPD projects: Literature explorations and descriptions, International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management - 2008
Collaborators: Supachart Iamratanakul, Primary Author; Dragan Milosevic

Industry Case Examples: Appendix C: Planet Orbit - 2007
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic

Program value: What can we learn from major defense programs?, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - 2007
Collaborator: Aaron Shenhar

A decision support model for project manager assignments, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management - 2007
Collaborators: D Milosevic; T Anderson

Toward Project Strategy Typologies: Cases in Pharmaceutical Industry - October 18, 2007
Collaborators: Aaron Shenhar; Dragan Milosevic; William Guth

Project Strategy—The Missing Link - June 30, 2007
Collaborators: Aaron Shenhar; Dov Dvir; William Guth; Thomas Lechler; Dragan Milosevic; Michael Poli; Joca Stefanovic

Why Different Projects Need Different Strategies? - June 30, 2007
Collaborator: Aaron Shenhar

Industry Case Examples: Appendix D: General Public Hospital - April 6, 2007
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic

They are Business Leaders at Spotlight Corporation - April 6, 2007
Collaborator: D Milosevic

Why different projects need different strategies, Project Management Institute Research Conference ’06 - 2006
Collaborators: Aaron Shenhar, Secondary Author; Dragan Milosevic, Secondary Author

Assigning new product projects to multiple-project managers: What market leaders do, Journal of High Technology Management Research - 2006
Collaborators: Dragan Milosevic; Array Array

Gerentes de multiprojectos: Quais competencias sao necessarias?," , Project-Program-Portfolio Management - October, 2006
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic, Secondary Author

A Model for Assigning Projects to Project Managers in Multiple Project Management Environments - 2005
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic

Project strategy typologies, IAMOT 14th International Conference on Management of Technology - 2005
Collaborators: Aaron Shenhar, Secondary Author; Dragan Milosevic, Secondary Author; William Guth, Secondary Author

The process view of aligning projects with the business strategy: What market leaders do, IAMOT 14th International Conference on Management of Technology - 2005
Collaborators: Sabin Srivannaboon, Primary Author; Dragan Milosevic; Array Array

Toward a framework for building value focused project management, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET ’05) - 2005
Collaborators: Aaron Shenhar, Secondary Author; Alan Maltz, Secondary Author

Multiple-project managers, what competencies do you need?, Project Perspectives, Periodical of Project Management Association - 2005
Collaborator: D Milosevic

Standardized project management may increase project success, International Journal of Project Management - 2005
Collaborators: Dragan Milosevic, Primary Author; Array Array

Toward a NASA specific project management framework, Engineering Management Journal - 2005
Collaborators: Aaron Shenhar; Dov Dvir; Dragan Milosevic; Jerry Mulenburg; Richard Reilly, Secondary Author; Michael Ryan, Secondary Author; Andrew Sage, Secondary Author; Brian Sauser, Primary Author; Sabin Srivannaboon, Secondary Author; Joca Stefanovic, Secondary Author; Hans Thamhain, Secondary Author

Standardized Project Management Capability in Product Development - 2004
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic, Primary Author

A Model for Assigning Projects to Project Managers in Multiple Project Management Environments, Project Management Institute (PMI) Research Conference ’04 - 2004
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic, Co-Author

An integer-programming model for assigning projects to project managers, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET ’04 Symposium) - 2004
Collaborators: Dragan Milosevic; Timothy Anderson

Competencies of multiple-project managers, The International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP VI) Research Conference - 2004
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic, Secondary Author

Criteria for project assignments in multiple-project environments, Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS-37) - 2004
Collaborators: Dragan Milosevic; T Anderson

Assigning projects to project managers in multiple-project environments—A pilot study - 2003
Collaborators: Dragan Milosevic, Co-Author; Timothy Anderson, Co-Author

Assigning Projects to Project Managers in Multiple-Project Environments—A Pilot Study, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET ’03) - 2003
Collaborators: Dragan Milosevic; Timothy Anderson

Decision support model for project assignments, International Conference on Management Science (IMS ’03) - 2003

Secrets of successful multi-project managers, Project Management Institute Seminars and Symposium ’02 - 2002
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic, Primary Author

Standardized project management capability in product development, 11 th International Conference on Management of Technology, International Association for Management of Technology Conference (IAMOT ’02) - 2002
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic, Primary Author

The impact of standardized project management: New product development projects vs. software development projects, Project Management Institute Research Conference’ 02 - 2002
Collaborator: Dragan Milosevic, Primary Author

A systemic understanding of new product development, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET ’01) - 2001
Collaborator: Array Array

DaimlerChrysler merger analysis, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET ’99) - 1999
Collaborators: Christian Artmann; Array et al

The Daimler/Chrysler merger: A success?, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET ’99) - 1999
Collaborators: Christian Artmann, Co-Author; Array et al

Education

Ph D, Systems Science/Engineering Management, Portland State University

MS, Engineering Management, Portland State University

BE, Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University