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Dr. John Shoemaker is the principal consultant at American Informatics, a company he founded in 1991. John has a B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and an M.A. from Western Washington University. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky after completing his doctoral research at the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He has taught courses in project management, public administration, quality management systems, statistics, research methodology, and marketing research at a number of colleges and universities including Kansas State University and the University of Kansas.

Since leaving full-time academic employment, he has held a number of positions in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. He is currently an associate faculty member in the MBA programs at City University of Seattle, CETYS Universidad in Baja California, Mexico and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China where he teaches project management.

John has considerable practical experience in project management. For over 20 years, he managed projects in the advertising, marketing and marketing research industries.

He has also worked as a corporate trainer. In this capacity, he has conducted more than 200 project management seminars throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. His client list includes many of the Fortune 500 companies.

In addition to project management seminars, he does contract project management, project management consulting and Merlin-based project management software training and consulting.

He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and the Project Management Institute and is retired from the Kansas Air National Guard. He lives in Gig Harbor, Washington.