Dr. Frank Anbari is Awarded Professor Emeritus Designation
September 4, 2020
Goodwin College of Professional Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Frank T. Anbari has been awarded the designation of Professor Emeritus. According to Drexel University’s policy, “Awarding of Emeriti status at Drexel University is an honor, designating a retired faculty member as having demonstrated a distinguished professorial career and as having made significant contributions to the University.”
Dr. Anbari, was a Clinical Professor in the MS in Project Management andGraduate Certificate in Project Management at Drexel University. He previously served as a faculty member, Director of the Project Management Program, and Chair of the Project Management Academic Committee at The George Washington University. He also taught in the graduate and executive development programs at Penn State University and the University of Texas at Dallas. He holds a PhD in Project Management and Quality Enhancement, an MBA, and an MS in Civil Engineering, all from Drexel. He is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Dr. Anbari has been a member of the Drexel community since 1971 when he finished his MS in Civil Engineering and taught for the first time as a teaching assistant for the Department of Civil Engineering. He’s since spent more than 21 years of his professional life as a Drexel faculty member. The results of his research appeared in over 150 papers, book chapters, books, case studies, and conference proceedings. He is also is the recipient of the Outstanding Research Award 2014 and 2015 from Drexel University, College of Engineering and the 2014 Outstanding Online Faculty Award from Drexel University Online, among many others.
Anne Converse Willkomm, Assistant Clinical Professor and Department Head of Graduate Studies at Goodwin College, notes, “Leveraging his interpersonal skills, compassion, and ability to network and promote, Dr. Anbari has continually demonstrated his commitment to the Project Management Program and the student population…. He [takes] the time to get to know his students, most of whom view him as an incredible resource.”