Bradford Eichhorn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Teaching

FCBE 236
Office Hours
By Appointment


Brad was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and earned a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Electrical Engineering, then an MS in Operations Research from Cleveland State University.  He worked in applications development and large scale / high risk project management for over 30 years; the work experience progressed from developer through management to executive positions.  He eventually started a regional project management consulting company servicing large companies such as EY and Ford Motor Company.
He has taught a variety of subjects including swimming, martial arts, various bible studies (including a staff role with an international bible study organization), and financial management.  He leveraged his love of teaching by changing careers into higher education by earning a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Cleveland State University and first taught there full time for 3 years.  He has been an Associate Professor in Teaching for the Folgeman College and Business and Economics for over eight years.
He is married (43 years), has four children and four grandchildren.


Cleveland State University 

  • Doctor of Business Administration (2014) | Dissertation “The Impact of User Involvement on Information Systems Projects”
  • Masters of Science (1977) | Mathematics major ‑ Operations Research
  • Bachelors of Science (1975) | Computer Information Science major (Electrical Engineering minor)


Brad's decades of international work experience provided him deep exposure to a wide variety of industries from computer services to chemical, commercial real estate, military and automotive manufacturing, banking, insurance, and more.  He brings those experiences to the classroom and online environments.  His teaching focus at FCBE is Analytics and Operations Management, including Lean Six Sigma.
He provides service to the university as a member of the Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee (TLAC) and ad hoc committees.  He also consults to various companies delivering analytical, mentoring, and strategic services to companies of all sizes.


  • 2017 – Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Awarded for being listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who for over 20 years, over 30 years in a profession, published two or more articles, and one or more awards outside of Marquis Who’s Who
  • 2006 – 2007 – Marquis’ Who’s Who in Finance and Business
  • 2004 – Recognized as a “Significant Contributor” to the publication of the PMBOK® Guide, Third Edition (see Appendix C.4, p 322)
  • 2000 – 2003 – Marquis’ Who’s Who in America
  • 2000 – Present   Certified: Project Management Professional from PMI | Internationally recognized Project Management certification (PMP #30233)
  • 1996 – President’s Award from Claremont Technology Group
  • 1990 – 1994 – Marquis’ Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America
  • 1989 – 2001 – Marquis’ Who’s Who in the Midwest
  • 1986 – Certified Data Processor
  • 1984 – Certified Systems Professional
  • 1984 – Institute for Certified Computer Professionals
  • 1979 – Control Data Corporation award for the high quality on-time deployment of the European Data Center
  • 1977 – Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Society for Collegiate Schools of Business
  • 1975 – 1977 – Continuous member of Dean’s List; graduate school
  • 1971 – 1975 – Continuous member of Dean’s List; undergraduate school


Working Papers

2022 – “Requirements, Risk, and Reward” | Current research exploring the interactions of business requirements and risk on an IT project’s performance from the perspective of the business user

2021 – Presenter for “Coffee with in Instructional Designer” | Created the “LaunchPad” for quick and reliable D2L and Canvas course access

2014 – “Common Method Variance Techniques” | Presented at the Midwest SAS User Group in Chicago, IL in October, 2014

2008 – Supply Chain Research Proposal | “The Impact of Robust Information Technology Capabilities on Multiple Performance Measures” (unpublished)

1975 – Circuit Simulation | Supported computer simulation of various electrical circuits for two professors of Electrical Engineering at Cleveland State University as part of my graduate teaching assistantship.


2018 – “Business User Impact on Information System Projects”

Eichhorn, B.R. & Tukel, O. I. (2018), International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 11(2), 289-316

2015 – “A Review of User Involvement in Information System Projects”

Eichhorn, B. R., & Tukel, O. I. (2015). A Review of User Involvement in Information System Projects. International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM), 6(1), 26-53.

2014 – “Common Method Variance Techniques” Proceedings presenter at MWSUG 2014 in Chicago, IL

Eichhorn, B. R. (2014, October 14). Common Method Variance Techniques. Retrieved February 13, 2015.

2014 – “A Review of User Involvement in Information System Projects” Eichhorn, B.R., & Tukel, O.I. (2016) Project Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications June, Vol 1, 1-33

2013 – “The Impact of User Involvement on Information System Projects” at DSI Baltimore, November 16, 2013

2002 – 2004  Active member of the PMI 2004 PMBOK® Guide Third Edition Update Team

  • Recognized as a “Significant Contributor” to the publication of the PMBOK® Guide, Third Edition (Appendix C.4, p 322)

1997 – “Manage Contingencies, Reduce Risk: The PCA Technique” PM Network, October 1997, (p 47-49)