David I. Cleland, PhD

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PMI Fellow, 1987

Dr. Cleland contributed to PMI in countless ways, including moderating the PMI Body of Knowledge Workshop in 1985, finalizing the development of the PMI Student Paper Award Program, and attending and presenting at many PMI Seminars & Symposia since 1972. He was a charter member and advisor to the PMI Pittsburgh Chapter, and received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award from PMI three times. He was an author and editor of 44 books and articles published in many technological, management and educational periodicals. Dr. Cleland was considered to be the most published author of project management textbooks in the world, and was considered by many as the "Father of Project Management."

In 1999, PMI honored Dr. Cleland by establishing the annual David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award to recognize authors of published books that significantly advance project management knowledge, concepts and practice.