Kathy Schwalbe is a tenured Professor at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, primarily teaching courses in project management and problem solving for business. A professional working in the industry for ten years prior to entering academia in 1991, she is currently an active member of the Project Management Institute. Kathy earned her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, her MBA at Northeastern University, and her B.S. in mathematics at the University of Notre Dame. She was named Educator of the Year in 2011 by the Association of IT Professionals. She is also the author of IT Project Management and Healthcare Project Management.