Dr. Steve Leybourne Ph.D

Metropolitan College                                             Tel: 617 358 5626

 BOSTON UNIVERSITY                                       Fax: 617 353 6840

 808 Commonwealth Avenue                        Email: 

BOSTON, MA 02215

I am a Professor and chair of the Academic Standards Committee in the Administrative Sciences department at Metropolitan College (MET), which is one of the largest schools within Boston University (BU).  Programs at MET are accredited by AACSB, the EFMD ‘EPAS’ accreditation, and by the PMI GAC.  BU is a ‘world class’ institution, ranked as one of the top 50 or so universities globally.  I arrived here in January 2009 from the UK. Before teaching at BU I taught at Plymouth Business School in the south-west of England.  I teach both in the classroom and online (see my teaching page for details of courses), and research into the behavioral aspects of project-based management, with a particular emphasis on improvised work in the project domain.

I am internationally recognized as an acknowledged expert on improvised work in project management, and have presented at major international conferences and published widely on this subject.  I have also presented a number of keynote sessions on this subject, including one at the 5th Brazilian PM Congress in 2010 in Brasilia.

Prior to my academic career, I worked for over 20 years in Banking and Finance, with my later banking career being focused on commercial mortgage financing to small and medium-sized businesses, and the project management of technical, cultural, and behavioral change.

I am a member of the editorial boards of the Project Management Journal, Organisational Project Management (formally the Journal of Project, Program, and Portfolio Management), and the Journal of Administrative Science & Technology.