Gary F. Mitchell University of Portland, USAGary Mitchell holds a distinguished professorship in the Robert B. Pamplin Jr. School of
Business Administration at the University of Portland and has worked in and taught project
management for more than 35 years. He was a successful project manager who managed IT
package implementation, custom development, packaged software development, business profit
improvement, and business reengineering projects. Professor Mitchell also managed projects
involving distribution center and warehouse design, construction, and operational setup projects.
His current research focuses on managing the impact of uncertainty in projects and supply
chains, and new approaches for evaluating and monitoring ongoing projects. He holds a BA
degree in psychology and studio art, an MBA in finance from the University of California at
Riverside, and a PhD in operations management from the University of Washington.