resume and bio

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Public speaking resume

Instructor, Taught Speech Communication

University of Arizona, Tucson 1984 - 1987
Teaching and research associate. Directed the 20-section Human Communication course and was director of multiple research teams. Taught Human Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Small Group Communication, Persuasion, Interpersonal Communication and Research Methods
Temple University, Wharton Executive MPA Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia 1988
Instructor. Taught Speech Communication and Small Group Communication.
Santa Rosa and Napa Community Colleges 1989
Adjunct Instructor. Taught Speech Communication and Business Communication.
Symantec 1989 - 1992
Senior trainer and consultant for the TimeLine project management product group.
Hillsborough Community College 2015 - present
Adjunct Instructor. Taught Public Speaking at three diverse campuses.
PSSI 1992 - present
Owner and Founder. Project management consultant and trainer helping organizations implement project management solutions while deploying enterprise project management systems. In-depth experience in training and consulting with several leading project management software products. Served as a technical editor for project management product manuals, books, and designed and developed over 20 different project management workshops and courses.
Taught project management tools, techniques, and project management software to thousands of people throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.
Trained, mentored and certified over 100 project management professionals who make their living doing project management training and consulting.
Clients include: FDA, USDA, Siemens, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, US Secret Service, Kimberly-Clark, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Texas A&M, Hoover Dam, City of Las Vegas, US Geological Survey, Microsoft, WebMD, Hallmark Cards, Learjet, Nokia, McKee Foods, M&M Mars, John Wiley & Son, Abbott Laboratories, Amgen, AT&T, Delta Air Lines, Eli Lilly and Company, General Electric, Goodwill Games, Port of Seattle, US Naval Academy, Electrolux, Las Alamos National Labs, FujiFilm.

Education

Multnomah University, B.R.E.,1975
Portland State University, M.S., 1984

Awards

Denise Spearman Memorial Award, Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Awarded for course development and instruction by the International Communication Association and the University of Arizona. Top paper awards at the International Communication Association annual meetings in Boston, Montreal and Dublin.

Professional bio

Ray Coker, Principal, Project Server Support, Inc. Ray was Senior Trainer and Consultant for Symantec in their project management group before starting Quinn Coker & Associates, a project management consulting firm in 1992. He formed Project Direct, Inc. in 1996 to promote and sell a growing portfolio of project management services and products, and then Project Server Support, Inc. in 2002 with the launch of Microsoft Project Server.
Ray has been spent 27 years helping organizations and companies implement and adopt project management solutions using popular project management software and enterprise systems.
He has in-depth experience in training and consulting with several leading project management software products and working with leading PM firms. He has served as a technical editor for project management product manuals and he has designed and developed over 20 different project management workshops and courses.
He has taught project management tools, techniques, and project management software to thousands of people throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.
Ray is also the developer of Process Bridge, Project Logic software, which are add-ins to Microsoft Project. Other products include PTauto, TED (Task Estimating Database), Project Implementor, EPMLearning Accelerator, and PWA RealTime.
Before working as a project management consultant, Ray taught at several colleges and universities including Portland State University, University of Arizona, Wharton, and Temple University.
He designed and developed courses at the university level and was awarded for course development and instruction by the International Communication Association and the University of Arizona.
Ray has presented papers at professional conferences such as Project World and the Project Management Institute. The International Communication Association awarded his research at annual meetings in Boston, Montreal, and Dublin.

Membership

Member of the American Society of Training and Development, and the Project Management Institute

Workshops/Courses Taught

  • iPM - Integrated Project Management Workshop
  • MAP - Project Management Workshop
  • Project Logic
  • Microsoft Project (All Levels)
  • Time Line (All Levels)
  • On Target
  • Earned Value Management
  • Estimating Techniques
  • Executive Project Management
  • Team Communication & Collaboration
  • Project Server Administration

Highest Education

Masters of Science in Communication from Portland State University

Highlights

His most successful workshop is the iPM - Integrated Project Management Workshop that integrates standard project management theory with using Microsoft Project. This workshop also presents the other tools he developed including Process Bridge. This workshop has been translated into French and Japanese. Ray has trained, developed, and certified over 100 project management professionals who make their living doing pm training and consulting.
The following is a partial list of companies and organizations Ray has trained/consulted in project management:

Corporations

Abbott Laboratories (Chicago, Dallas, Raleigh)
Amgen (Thousand Oaks)
AT&T (Parsippany, Atlanta)
Bechtel Nevada (Las Vegas)
British American Tobacco (Johannesburg)
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta)
Compass Bank (Birmingham)
EDS (Dayton)
Electrolux (London)
Eli Lilly and Company (Indianapolis)
FujiFilm (Greenwood)
Hallmark Cards (Kansas City)
Hartz Mountain (Newark)
Johnson & Johnson (Cincinnati, Albuquerque,
New Brunswick)
KKE (Tokyo)
General Electric (Richmond, Cleveland)
IBM (San Jose)
John Wiley & Sons (Hoboken)
Kimberly-Clark (Appleton, Atlanta)
Learjet (Wichita)
Lockheed Martin (Atlanta)
Los Alamos National Labs (Los Alamos)
M&M Mars (Waco)
Mead Container (Atlanta)
Milwaukee Electric Tool (Milwaukee)
Mitsubishi (Tokyo)
McKee Foods (Chattanooga)
MOORE (Chicago, Thurston, Logan, Toronto)
Nokia (Copenhagen)
Phoenix Gas (Trinidad)
Regions Bank (Birmingham, Montgomery)
Sears (Hoffman Estates)
Siemens (Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando)
SouthTrust Bank (Birmingham)
Spherion (Ft. Lauderdale)
Sunbeam (Boca Raton)
Symantec (San Francisco)
T-Mobile (Dallas)
Union Pacific (Ft. Worth)
US Helicopter (Ozark)
US Sprint (New York, Kansas City)
WebMD (Tampa)

Government & Organizations

Alberta Park Service (Jasper)
Baltimore Downtown (Baltimore)
City of Edmonton
City of Tampa
City of Las Vegas
Miami-Dade Department of Health (Miami)
Defense Logistics Agency (Columbus)
FDA CVM/USDA (Washington, Rockville, Omaha)
Federal Department of Personnel (Macon)
Federal Law Enforcement Agency (Brunswick)
Goodwill Games (Atlanta)
Hoover Dam (Boulder City)
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems
Center (Boston)
Kennesaw State University, Coles College of Business (Atlanta)
NASA (Las Cruces)
Northwestern Hospital (Chicago)
Omaha Public Power District (Omaha)
Port of Seattle (Seattle)
SOCOM (Tampa)
Texas A&M (Doha)
The Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (Chicago)
US Air Force Climatology Center (Ashville)
US Geological Survey (Sioux Falls)
US Naval Academy (Annapolis)
US Secret Service (Washington)
US Special Operations Command (Tampa)