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Business Analysis Staff & Faculty

Chuck Arnao, PMP®, CQA, CCP – Chuck Arnao has been an international lecturer for over 20 years. He has developed and delivered workshops in project management techniques, applications development, and information technology quality assurance for over 2,000 professionals representing over one hundred different client organizations. Mr. Arnao earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bucknell University and an MBA in Finance from The University of Scranton.

Rex Black – Rex Black is the principal consultant of Rex Black Consulting Services, Inc. He specializes in planning, staffing, and managing testing, test tool, and test process projects. In addition to his work, Mr. Black plays a leading role in the professional testing community. He is the author of Managing the Testing Process, the only book (at the time of publication) to address QA and test management. Mr. Black holds a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA. He belongs to the Association for Computer Machinery and the American Society for Quality.

Kathleen Donohue, PMP®, CPC – Kathleen Donohue is an independent consultant whose training and other services focus on project management, business analysis and team building. She has been a business analyst, manager, project manager, consultant and trainer in various organizations, consulting firms and independently since 1987. Before that, she worked for various Wall Street firms in trading and operations. Ms. Donohue is a graduate of Baruch College, where she earned a BBA in Human Resource Management. She is trained in the Yourdan and Martin methods for structured analysis, as well as object-oriented techniques and business process engineering. She is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®), including the Education Committee of the Delaware Valley Chapter and the International Institute of Business Analysts.

Kathleen Haas - Kathleen Haas heads her own consulting practice, specializing in business analysis, project management and strategy execution through portfolio management. Her expertise includes IT strategic planning, implementing and managing PMOs and BA Centers of Excellence, and managing large complex programs. She has over 25 years of experience providing professional services to the U.S. government and Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Haas is a member of the IIBA Board of Directors, and has authored numerous white papers and articles on leading-edge business practices.

Joan Knutson – Joan Knutson is a project management author, presenter and consultant with an international reputation as a leader in the project management industry. She hosts a popular project management webinar Series and serves as “PM Guru” for the IS Specific Interest Group, the largest SIG within the Project Management Institute (PMI®). She is the author of several highly regarded books on project management, and the writer and editor of the Executive’s Notebook column of PM Network, a magazine published by PMI.

Michael F. Nicewarner – Michael Nicewarner is a senior data management professional with almost 20 years of experience in most areas within IT, working for financial and manufacturing companies and organizations. Mr. Nicewarner is a member of and speaker for DAMA International, and was a founding officer for the Iowa chapter. He is a vocal advocate for many data management techniques and technologies, and is sought after for training and advice.

Johanna Rothman – Johanna Rothman is a well-known consultant, speaker, and author on managing high-technology product development. She is a frequent contributor for Fast Company’s online career center, Software Development,, and She is the author of the highly acclaimed Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds, and is the coauthor of Corrective Action for the Software Industry. She holds a Master of Science in Systems (Software) Engineering from Boston University, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Vermont.

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