Barry Shore, PhD
Barry Shore has blended a unique career that spans both the corporate world and the classroom. This diverse background has provided him with a thorough knowledge of the best management strategies developed in the management literature as well as solid background in industry that keeps him tied to a very practical view of what can work and what cannot work.
Upon receiving his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University his first job was with Boeing Company in Seattle where he was on the design team for the Minuteman Missile’s guidance system. From there he went to work for General Electric’s Ordnance Division where he worked with the team that was the first to use PERT techniques for the management of the Polaris Missile System. At GE he also worked in the area of guidance systems and engaged in field testing that brought aboard many of the Navy’s nuclear submarine fleet. Project management started with the Polaris Missile Project and was Shore was actively involved in the use of this new technique. It was that experience that was to give him a lifelong interest in project management. Taking a leave from General Electric, he earned an MBA and shortly after joined Hewlett Packard Company where he designed, developed, and managed one of the first plated- through, multilayer printed circuit board facilities in the country.
Returning to the University environment he then earned a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Wisconsin where he continued his studies in project management. He is currently professor of decision sciences and academic graduate program director. He has engaged in a wide range of project management consulting activities and his client list includes Westinghouse, US Navy, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Timberland.
He is the author of over 100 articles and four books published by McGraw Hill and Holt, Rinehart and Winston. His books have been used throughout the world including Japan and India.
The recipient of many honors, in 2006, he was awarded the distinguished title of “Fellow” by the Global Information Technology Management Association.