Advisory Board members are appointed by the Administrator. The Advisory Board consists of a diverse group of experts in academic and experiential learning in project management, and expert DOE project management practitioners.
The Advisory Board’s responsibilities include:
• Providing advice and support to the Administrator.
• Developing the PLI academic program.
• Selecting the Participants, with concurrence by the Administrator.
• Periodic evaluation and reporting of program performance and outcomes.
Dr. Baker is Professor Emerita of the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (SPGIA) and a Senior Scholar of the Center for Well-Being at George Mason University (Mason). Dr. Baker has over 30 years experience serving as an internal consultant to public, private, and non-profit organizations and has experience as an internal consultant as well.
Dr. Baker's research interests and consulting experience include organizational change, cross-cultural communication and collaboration, conflict and change as sources of knowledge creation, and group dynamics She is the author of numerous publications related to her research and consulting interests including her 2010 book, Catalytic Conversations: Organizational Communication and Innovation. Dr. Baker was a Kellogg Fellow, having received a three-year Leadership Development fellowship from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for International Leaders of the Future.
Christopher T. Jones
Dr. Christopher T. Jones is an Assistant Professor of Business and Public Policy at Young Harris College and the founding Director of the Young Harris College Institute for Leadership, Business, and Public Policy. In 2016, Dr. Jones received the Young Harris College Exemplary Teacher of the Year award.
A retired member of the Senior Executive Service, Dr. Jones joined Young Harris College in August 2012 following 32 years of public and military service having served in the Departments of Defense, Energy, Interior, and Homeland Security, and as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the United States Navy. During his federal service, Dr. Jones received the Surgeon General of the Army’s Civilian Service Award with Medal and was recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Governor of Alabama for his distinguished public service career.
Dr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Fairmont State College, a Master of Science degree in Occupational Health from West Virginia University, and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. He has earned a Doctorate of Education in Human Resource Development. Dr. Jones attended the Naval Post Graduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Executive Leader’s Program, is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society of Consulting Psychology, and the International Coach Federation.
Jim Krupnick has spent 40 years providing support to the US scientific research community with a primary emphasis on project and operations management. During his career at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the roles of assistant project manager, project manager, project director, Project Management Officer, and Associate Lab Director for Operations/COO, Jim managed a diverse portfolio including facility and laboratory operations and technical/scientific and capital construction projects. He was also a full and active member of the larger DOE project management community, participating in over fifty formal project reviews as well as in DOE-wide project management committees. Jim maintains an active management consulting practice since retiring from the University of California in July 2012 .
Dr. Keith R. Molenaar is the K. Stanton Lewis Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the University of Colorado Boulder. His teaching focuses on risk and decision analysis, construction engineering, cost engineering and project controls. His research focuses on risk analysis, alternative project delivery and cost estimating for design and construction. He has authored more than 200 articles and technical reports. He has performed research, consulting or been a technical review committee member for more than 30 major projects including the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Panama Canal Expansion, the US portion of the ITER Fusion project and the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility/Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. Dr. Molenaar received his BS degree in Architectural Engineering and his MS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Molenaar was inducted into the Pan-American Academy of Engineering in 2012 for his leadership in civil engineering throughout the Americas.
Dianne Russell, President of the Institute for Conservation Leadership (ICL), leads the fundraising, financial management, and oversight of ICL’s program design and delivery. Dianne brings 30 years of experience with over 2,000 environmental and conservation groups across North America to ICL’s efforts to grow innovative and lasting organizational and collaborative change initiatives.
Dianne blends her knowledge of human systems with a deep understanding of the strategies needed to create healthy natural systems and communities. She specializes in leadership, organizational development, strategic planning, and meeting design and facilitation. Dianne has helped to conceptualize and guide ICL’s program work with the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, Vital Lands Illinois, and programs for executive and staff leadership development within the Land Trust Alliance.
A native of the Great Lakes region, Dianne earned a double degree in Religion and Sociology from Wittenberg University (Ohio). Dianne has received coaching and training from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland (Becoming a Better Intervener) and from VISIONS (Multicultural Skills Development). Dianne currently serves as faculty for Marlboro College’s Training Facilitation and Coaching certificate program.