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Russell Darnall

Core Faculty

College of Management and Technology

School of Management

Degree ProgramM.S. Project Management

Russell W. Darnall, Lead Faculty, Masters in Project Management Walden University

• Doctorate in Management , Master’s Degree in Project Management

• Certified Professional in Project Management (PMP)

• Fifteen years project management experience in large complex projects. Includes various project leadership roles on projects in United States, Canada, Ireland, India, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Chile.

• Additional Work Experience

2009 – 2011 Director of Sustainability, Trident Technical College, Charleston SC

2002 – 2009 Vice President, Economic Development, South Carolina Technical College System

1987 – 2002, various Operations and Project Management at Fluor Corporation.

1978 – 1986, CEO of Cherokee Children’s Home, Cherokee Indian Reservation, NC

• Keynote Speaker at Project Management Conferences in the USA, Latin America and Europe

• Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) reviewer, 1996 and 2013 editions.

Board Memberships

South Carolina Economic Developers Association

Advance South Carolina, A Duke Energy Education and Economic Development Endowment

South Carolina Manufactures Association, Shingo Award


National Science Foundation Grant, Hydrogen Workforce Development 2008

Project Management Institute, Body of Knowledge 1996, 2013, 2016

PMI Research Proposal Reviewer 2012, 2015

Industry Week Magazine, December 1995, Industry’s Unsung Heroes.

Beta Gamma Sigma


Project Management From Simple To Complex, with John Preston, March, 2018, Flatworld Knowledge Publishing,

The World’s Greatest Project, ISBN 1-880410-46-X, October 1996, Published by Project Management Institute Publications, Newton Square, Pennsylvania 19703-4647

Achieving Total Quality on Projects, ISBN 1-880410-35-4,1-880410-36-2 August 1994 Published by Project Management Institute Publications, Newton Square, Pennsylvania 19703

Major Presentations

International Project Management Conference, Warsaw, Poland, Keynote Speaker, October 2008

South Carolina Economic Development Annual Conference; Keynote Speaker, October 2007.

International Conference on Project Management, Gdansk, Poland. Key Note Speaker, October 14 - 18, 2002

Presentation at II Encuentro National de Profesionales de Project Management,

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Key Note Address

“The People Side of Project Management” November 1996

Courses Taught

MSPM 6900 - Project Management Capstone

MSPM 6170 - Sustainability in Project, Portfolio, and Program Management


PhD, Univeristy of Phoenix

Master of Project Management, Western Carolina University

Awards / Honors

Industry Week Magazine, Industry's Unsung Heroes, , 1995


Darnall, R. W., Preston, J. (2018). Project management: from simple to complex

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