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Michael Shick

Michael Shick

Assistant Professor

College of Business

School of Economics, Management, and Project Management

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3714
Office: 315C Forsyth Building


Dr. Michael Shick is an Assistant Professor of Project Management at Western Carolina University, a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force, and a dedicated project management professional. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Creighton University, a Master's degree in Project Management from The George Washington University, and certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM). Michael's diverse background and expertise in various project management methodologies have allowed him to contribute effectively in both academic and professional settings.<br><br>Throughout his career, Michael has taught at institutions such as The Citadel and Regis University, focusing on sharing his knowledge with others. His research interests center on understanding how leadership and organizations can support those suffering from invisible wounds, thereby increasing work performance and productivity. Michael's work has led to several publications and conference presentations, expanding the current body of knowledge and promoting evidence-based practices.<br><br>As a seasoned professional, Michael has successfully managed intricate projects and led cross-functional, dynamic teams in high-stress environments. His adaptability across multiple sectors and commitment to delivering favorable results have bore many fruits for the various organizations Michael has been a part of. Balancing a strategic and tactical approach to project management, Michael consistently achieves meaningful outcomes for individuals and organizations, demonstrating his dedication and passion for the discipline.


  • DBA, Creighton University

Teaching Interests

- Project Management<br>- Operations<br>- Quality Management<br>- Leadership

Research Interests

- Leadership<br>- Perceived Organizational Support<br>- Work Performance & Work Productivity<br>- Well-being<br>- Project Management

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