Harold Kerzner, (M.S., Ph.D., Engineering and M.B.A) is Senior Executive Director for Project Management for the International Institute for Learning. Dr. Kerzner’s expertise is in the areas of project management and strategic planning. Dr. Kerzner has previously taught project management and business administration at Baldwin-Wallace University, engineering at the University of Illinois and business administration at Utah State University. He obtained his industrial experience at Thiokol Corporation where he held both program management and project engineering responsibilities on a variety of NASA, Air Force, Army, Navy and internal R&D programs.
The International Institute for Learning and PMI® have initiated the Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year Award presented annually to one project manager from anywhere in the world. The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute has initiated the regional Kerzner Award granted yearly to a company or individual from Northeast Ohio that has demonstrated excellence in Project Management. The University of Illinois has granted Dr. Kerzner a Recent Alumni Award for his contributions to the field of Project Management. Utah State University presented Dr. Kerzner with the 1998 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to Project Management. The Project Management Institute awards fours scholarships each year in Dr. Kerzner's name for graduate studies in project management. Baldwin-Wallace University has initiated the Kerzner Lecture Series in Project Management.
His professional memberships are PMI® and Mensa.
He has published or presented numerous project management papers and business papers, including keynote speeches at the PMI Global Congress and PMI Chapters world-wide, and has 50 texts (including later editions) entitled: Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling; Project Management for Bankers; Project Management Policy and Strategy: Cases and Situations; Project Management for Executives; Case Studies in Project Management; A Handbook for Proposal Preparation and Management; Project Management for the Small and Medium Sized Business; Operating Guidelines for Project Management; Strategic Planning; A Dictionary of Terms for Project Management; Team Management; An Introduction to Operations Research for Managerial Decisions; Investing in the Corporate Bond Market; A Practical Guide to Strategic Planning; In Search of Excellence in Project Management; Applied Project Management: Best Practices in Implementation; Strategic Planning for Project Management Using a Project Management Maturity Model, A Casebook in Project Management, Project Management: Best Practices; Achieving Global Excellence; Logic Puzzles for Project Managers; Value-Driven Project Management; What Executives Need to Know about Project Management; What Line Managers Need to Know about Project Management, Managing Complex Projects, Bringing The PMBOK® to Life, Project Management Metrics, KPIs and Dashboards, Project-Based Decision Making and Problem Solving (in progress), Project Recovery: Case Studies and Techniques for Overcoming Project Failure and PM 2.0: The Future of Project Management.
Dr. Kerzner has provided training and consulting services for such companies as IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Fedex, Motorola, General Electric, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Eli Lilly, Kodak, Zerox, Walt Disney, Honeywell, Westinghouse, General Dynamics, Goodyear, Firestone, DuPont, Siemens, Nestlé, Sherwin-Williams, Lubrizol, Accenture, Applied Materials, Miller Brewery, Progressive Insurance, Moen, Hallmark, American Greetings, Ericsson, Nortel, ABB, Marriott, Whirlpool, Kellogg's, Corning Glass, Nokia, Philip Morris, NASA, Internal Revenue Service, Johnson Controls, Cleveland Clinic, Blue Cross, Oracle, Dow Chemical, British Petroleum, Campbell Soup, Visa, Barclay's Bank, Deutchebank, Comerica, National City Bank, Bendix, DCPSO, Control Data, Phillips Coal, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Ralston Purina, Minnesota Power and Light, Ohio Bell, Babcock & Wilcox, The Department of Defense, Navy, Air Force, Army, MK Ferguson, Eaton, Monroe Auto Equipment, Sony, Denso, Fujitsu, Repsol, Indra, Bell & Howell, Bausch & Lomb, Alltel Corp., Blue Cross of North Carolina, Flint Ink, The Timken Co., Ampex, KMS Fusion, Foseco, American Gas Association, FMC, USS/Kobe Steel, Conwed, Nordson, Teleco Oilfield Services, Cray Research, Mrs. Smith’s Frozen Foods, Atlantic Richfield, (ANATEC), Southern Vital Record Center, Computer Peripherals, Rosemount, DBA Systems, Land O'Lakes, Unisys, Federal Mogul, East Ohio Gas Co., LTV Steel, Department of Transportation, Stanadyne, Cardiac Pacemakers, Avery-Fasson, MCI, 3M, Northern States Power, Warner & Swasey, Amway, Medtronics, Cole National, Northwest Bell, Norton, MTS, American Medical Systems, Red Cross, Centerior Energy, Columbia Gas, Modern Engineering, Riverside International, Lake Erie Industries, Valeo, Roadway Express, DCASR, Defense Logistics Agency, Quantum Chemical, DSPG, Hill-Rom, OCLC, Schwab, MTD Corporation, Diebold Corporation, Amoco (Solarex), Upjohn, Cleveland Public Utilities, Sprint, United Telephone, Kaiser Permanente, Rohm & Haas, Cleveland RTA, Arco Alaska, GenCorp., AGS Management Systems, Ameritech, Naval Air Warfare Center, SAIC, Atlas Aircraft, Computer Associates, Proquest, Ducommun, Upsher-Smith, Toledo Edison/Davis Besse, Master Lock, ChoiceCare/Humana, Satyam, Farley Industries, Mobil Oil, Reliance Electric Company, EDS, SABC, SunTrust Bank, Farm Credit Financial, Key Services Corp, Sloan Valve, Bellcore, Simpson Industries, PPG Industries, MTD Products, SNS Systems, Atlas Copco AFS, Tosoh SMD, Inc., Comau North America, Zenith Electronics, Hess Industries, USAA Insurance Co., Boehringer Mannheim Corp., Caliber Logistics, Inc., Advanced Elastomer Systems, Textron, Omaha Public Service, Swiss Re, Compuware, Fleet, Invacare, Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago, Genie, Van Dorn Demag, Swagelok, Symbol Technology, Visteon, Donnelly, Schwab, Philips, Bosch, OfficeMax, Westfield Group, Great American Life, DT Industries, Marconi, Royal Appliance, Exel, Saint-Gobain, Oil Industry of Venezuela (PDVSA), Oil Industry of Brazil (Petrobras), Oil Industry of Mexico (PEMEX) and several banks and hospitals. He has also consulted for corporations in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, The Middle East and Canada.
Dr. Kerzner has conducted three live worldwide, satellite video-broadcasts on project management: “How to Achieve Maturity in Project Management”, “Achieving Behavior Excellence in Project Management”, and “In Search of Excellence in Project Management”. All three programs were sponsored by Microsoft Corporation and were broadcast worldwide. Nortel cosponsored the last videoconference. He has also prepared 20 recordings on Basic Project Management Principles and three videotapes on Best Practices on Project Management Implementation.