Owen Gadeken has taught project management at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience in project management research, consulting, team building, and simulation training. His primary focus is helping project managers become more effective leaders.
Before joining the DAU faculty, Gadeken served as a US Air Force officer and project manager working on missile development projects at the Air Force Air Armament Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He was also a civilian project manager at the US Department of Energy Operations Office in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Gadeken earned his doctorate in engineering management from George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional. He has published more than 50 articles and papers on project management and leadership and is a frequent conference speaker at national and international project management conferences.