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Philip Mann Assistant Professor of Organization & Management

Dr. Philip Mann has a keen interest in finding out what is real, reasonable, and rational, especially when the outcomes are strongly felt and weakly measured. He has more than two decades at the front end of federal government projects, where the individual project budgets are in the millions, but the value is often hard to nail down. He has managed requirements and value analysis on dozens of national and international projects affecting federal agencies across the Department of Transportation, Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense, as well as the governments of Canada and Mexico. A veteran of the Navy, Army, and National Guard, Dr. Mann is currently a fulltime Assistant Professor of Organization & Management at Harrisburg University, and an adjunct Assistant Professor of Project Management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, teaching graduate courses in project management at both institutions.

For fun, Dr. Mann is a novice scuba diver, plays FPS games on PC, seeks excellent coffee and tasty microbrews, and can be found at the gym daily. When discovered wearing his headphones, he’s more likely listening to an audiobook or podcast than music, with a preference toward topics in transhuman science fiction, transformative leadership, and scientific skepticism.

Teaching & Research Interests:

All topics around organization and management, especially employee engagement and how personal identity ties to perceptions of work and the work environment.
Project management and business analysis, particularly with respect to how organizations and leaders decide on projects to pursue with limited organizational resources.


PhD, Organization and Management, Capella University (2014).

PMC, College Teaching, Capella University (2011).

MBA, Project Management and Entrepreneurship, Walden University (2009).

MPA, General Public Administration, Walden University (2008).

BS, Business Management, University of Phoenix (2006).

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