The Wednesday September 23 PMI Erie Chapter Meeting & Program will include the following:
5:45 Arrival / Social Time
6:30 Chapter Update\ Board Nominations
6:45 “Your Interdisciplinary PM Career”
Dr. Diane H. Parente Program Chair, Interdisciplinary Programs, Co-Director Masters in Manufacturing Management, Chair, Strategic Priorities & Accreditation and Breene Professor of Management, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Meeting Location: Erie Bayfront Convention Center
Cost: PMI Erie Member: $25, Non-Member: $30
Please join the PMI Erie, PA Chapter in welcoming Dr. Diane H. Parente Program Chair, Interdisciplinary Programs, Co-Director Masters in Manufacturing Management, Chair, Strategic Priorities & Accreditation and Breene Professor of Management, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Come and learn You Interdisciplinary PM Career. Dinner begins promptly at 5:45PM, with the presentation to follow. The cost for the event is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
Diane developed the growing Interdisciplinary Business and Engineering program at Penn State Behrend. The program is jointly administered by the Sam and Irene Black School of Business and the School of Engineering. She is also Co-Director of the Masters in Manufacturing Management, a graduate level interdisciplinary program jointly delivered by the School of Engineering and the Black School of Business.
Her research interests are interdisciplinary research, business and engineering issues, functional and business-level strategy, business simulations, project management, and supply chain. Parente has received research awards including the Anbar Scientific Award, Best Paper in the Journal of Management Education, and the Behrend College Research Award. She has over 100 journal articles, refereed conference presentations, and books in numerous multidisciplinary venues. Her most recent book is Project Strategy and Strategic Portfolio Management with WHA Johnson. She is also the co-author of Sim4ProjectsTM, an instructor led project management simulation, with JK Pinto.
Dr. Parente has received numerous teaching awards at Penn State and the University at Buffalo for both online and residential teaching. She is lead faculty in the Penn State online MBA Program and has taught in the Masters in Project Management Program. She has also taught in the residential undergraduate and MBA programs. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Academy of Management, and the Decision Sciences Institute, national and Midwest.
Dr. Parente has worked in manufacturing, banking, and insurance. Her industry experience included a variety of positions at Occidental Chemical. She was International Business Manager responsible for strategic direction of 62 products from 12 manufacturing groups. During this period, she traveled extensively to countries in all regions of the world. She was the featured speaker at an international conference in Thailand on the "Worldwide Chrome Chemical Market" and at the International Trade Council in Buffalo on "International Shipping and Logistics." She was also Manager of Corporate Systems, Manager of Logistics and Sales Administration, Product Manager, and systems analyst.
Diane earned the BA in Physics from Wilson College and an MBA from Canisius College in Buffalo (concentrations in management and accounting). She earned her Ph.D. in Operations Strategy from the University at Buffalo.