Vittal Anantatmula

Global Management and Strategy Department
Professor, Director of MPM Program

Phone: 828-668-2295
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Office Address: Forsyth 315E


  • D.Sc., George Washington University, 2004
  • M.S., George Washington University, 1994
  • M.B.A., Indian Institutes of Management and Management Development Institute, 1991
  • B.S., Andhra University, 1997


Dr. Anantatmula’s current research is focused on integrating knowledge management and project management, knowledge management effectiveness, project management performance, and leadership.  He has approximately twenty peer-reviewed publications in internationally recognized journals. Dr. Anantatmula has co-authored two books and presented more than 20 papers in international conferences.

Prior to joining Western Carolina University, he was at the George Washington University teaching and directing a graduate degree program. Dr. Anantatmula has worked in the petroleum and power industries for several years as an electrical engineer and project manager. As a consultant, he worked with the World Bank, Arthur Andersen, and other international consulting firms.

Dr. Anantatmula is a certified Project Management Professional and Certified Cost Engineer.


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