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Citadel News Service
1 Oct 2007

Plemmons, Jones honored for conference paper

Dr. Keith Plemmons, assistant professor in the School of Engineering, with his coauthor Dr. Ray Jones, associate dean of The Citadel Graduate College, were recently recognized by the American Society for Engineering Education.

Their paper entitled “Addressing the Career Development Needs of Experienced Project Professionals” was honored as a 2007 ASEE Annual Conference Best Paper Award Winner.

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Dr. Keith Plemmons, assistant professor in the School of Engineering (left) and Dr. Ray Jones, associate dean of The Citadel Graduate College.
The paper was named as one of five outstanding conference papers selected from the 1,652 peer-reviewed papers presented: one from each of the five ASEE Professional Interest Councils (PIC). Plemmons’ paper was named as Best Paper in PIC V and will also receive the first place Best Paper Award in the Continuing Professional Development Division (CPDD). The award comes with $1,000 and recognition during the annual awards banquet to be held at the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The paper related how the Technical Project Management graduate certificate program was developed using industry input to meet the career and professional development needs of adult learners. The paper identified several innovative teaching strategies and outlined the influences of Project Management Body of Knowledge and Capability Maturity Model Integration frameworks to develop knowledge, performance, and personal competencies of the students.

Plemmons has been at The Citadel since 2002. He is a registered professional engineer in South Carolina and is a certified project management professional. He has published numerous papers in the field of engineering education and has spoken to professional groups on project management topics. 

Jones also has been at The Citadel since 2002. He has over 25 years of experience in public and private sectors in training, management, and organizational development. From serving in the U.S. Army Special Forces in Asia to working in the Reagan White House as a policy special assistant, Jones brings a valuable, realistic perspective to adult learning and educational systems.
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