James P. Lewis, Ph.D., CIC, is an experienced project manager, who teaches seminars on the subject throughout the world. His solid, no-nonsense approach is largely the result of the 15 years he spent in industry, working as an Electrical Engineer who was engaged in the design and development of communication equipment. He held various positions, including Project Manager, Product Engineering Manager and Chief Engineer for Aerotron, Inc. and ITT Telecommunications, both of Raleigh, NC. Lewis was also a Quality Manager for ITT Telecom, managing a department of 63 quality engineers, line inspectors and test technicians.
Since 1980, Lewis has trained over 35,000 project managers. He is the author of 12 books on project management. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in psychology, both from NC State University in Raleigh. Lewis is a member of the Project Management Institute, and he is also a certified Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument practitioner and a Certified Integral Coach®.
Lewis is president of The Lewis Institute, Inc., a training and consulting company specializing in project management, which he founded in 1981. His company provides a project management certificate program to NC State University’s Office of Professional Development.