Congratulations to Ginny Greiman, Metropolitan College Administrative Sciences professor, on her most recent publication in NASA’s Academy Sharing Knowledge (ASK) journal, focusing on lessons learned from Boston’s “Big Dig.” To read the article, click the image on the right. For more about Professor Greiman’s background and accomplishments, read on. We asked Professor Greiman about teaching in the online Master of Science in Project Management Program:
What I love about teaching online is the opportunity to communicate with students around the world including the military on the battlefields in Afghanistan, or the project manager at NASA working on a new space mission, or students working on developing a new vaccine to save lives in developing countries. I have come to know students online from many different walks of life with invaluable experiences that they share with the class.
Being able to learn from each other about different disciplines and industries and what makes a project successful and how to prevent failures on projects is an incredible opportunity that brings the real world into the online classroom. As I travel to different conferences in the United States and abroad I have had the opportunity to meet some of the students I have taught online and develop friendships with former students that last far beyond the course.
These are just a few of the reasons I love online teaching there are many more.
Professor Greiman has more than 20 years of experience in international project management and development in transition and developing economies and is a recognized expert in mega project finance, legal reform, privatization and corporate reorganizations. She is an Assistant Professor at Boston University in project and program management and planning, and holds teaching appointments at Harvard and Boston University Law Schools. She previously served as Deputy Chief Legal Counsel and Risk Manager to Boston’s $14.6-billion-dollar Central Artery Tunnel Project and as international legal counsel to the US Department of State, the US Agency for International Development, and the World Bank in Eastern and Central Europe, Africa and Asia on privatization, infrastructure development, and legal reform projects.
Prior appointments include serving as United States Trustee to the U.S. Department of Justice and as chief counsel and deputy director to the Massachusetts Department of Economic Development. She has published extensively and lectures internationally on project management and finance and infrastructure development.