Professor Jang Ra named International Academic Advisor for PMForum and PM World Today in Alaska

Professor Jang Ra of University of Alaska Anchorage named International Academic Advisor for PMForum and project management eJournal PM World Today
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July 15, 2009 - PRLog -- Dallas, Texas — PMForum is pleased to announce that Jang Ra, Ph.D., professor of project management and Chair of the Engineering, Science & Project Management Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage has been named an International Academic Advisor for PMForum and the monthly project management eJournal PM World Today.  The Master of Science in Project Management is one of the fastest growing programs in the UAA system.

According to PMForum President and Managing Editor David Pells, “Professor Ra is now growing one of the most visible and robust project management programs in the USA.   As Chair of the department, he has helped bring project management to a higher level of visibility and academic standing in the University of Alaska system; and now they are introducing a PhD in Program Management.  Dr. Ra has also been active internationally in recent years, having hosted the ProMAC 2008 conference last year.  It is an honor to have Dr. Ra join our academic advisory council.”

Dr. Jang Ra, PhD, PMP is a professor and founding Chair of the Master of Science in Project Management Program (MSPM) at University of Alaska Anchorage. Under the leadership of Dr. Ra the MSPM program has grown to be one of the major graduate programs in the University of Alaska system. His specialties are in project management, multi-criteria decision making, and quantitative analysis. He has taught more than fifteen different graduate-level subjects since 1987 at University of Pittsburgh, Portland State University, George Washington University, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Han-Yang University and UAA.  Dr. Ra has offered extensive PM professional consulting services and training in the State of Alaska and the Pacific Rim.  

UAA's Engineering, Science, and Project Management (ESPM) Department offers the MSPM degree program and project management (PM) training courses as a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider (PMI REP®). These courses are offered at UAA's Anchorage University Center campus and via the Web, allowing participation by students from across Alaska, the USA and the world. In addition, the department has successfully delivered an 18-month customized, on-site MSPM degree program to a major, international transportation company in Seattle. All MSPM and PM courses are taught by highly qualified faculty and recognized industry professionals. The MSPM degree program includes detailed study and application of PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) process domains and knowledge areas across many industry sectors. Professional training courses include Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification examination preparation, Microsoft Project, Primavera, Project Controls, PM for Non-PMs and customized classes. For more information, visit

About the University of Alaska Anchorage
The University of Alaska educational system spans three separately accredited urban universities in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, and includes a dozen community campuses, from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska, to Kotzebue, in the state's far north.  The system enrolls over 32,000 students studying among the 430 programs offered, everything from certificates and associate degree programs to bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.  The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression. Located in Anchorage and on community campuses in South-central Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples. The UAA is an open access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse, and inclusive environment.  Visit

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PMForum operates, the world’s oldest project management website and a leading source of global project management news and information. PMForum also publishes the monthly online PM World Today e-Journal, where articles, reports and stories about projects and project management around the world can be found. PMForum is rapidly gaining global recognition due to its growing team of international advisors and correspondents, now representing more than 50 countries. For more information, visit PMForum’s International Academic Advisors includes professors and heads of departments from some of the world’s leading universities. Information at

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