Michael Pace

Assistant Professor of Practice


Dr. Michael Pace is a project management expert with over 2 decades’ experience in project, program, and portfolio management, functions across a diverse set of clients – including financial institutions, government agencies, biotech firms, and telecommunication companies.  He has delivered keynotes, workshops, and training worldwide on project management, especially on method customization; written several books & articles on project management; and founded a boutique consulting firm Diverging Roads.   He holds certifications in project & portfolio management, leadership, cultural intelligence, and sustainability.

In addition to his work at Mays Business School, Dr. Pace is a Faculty Affiliate of Texas A&M’s Energy Institute, where he teaches graduate-level project and project portfolio management courses for the energy sector.  At Mays, he teaches Project Management, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Managing Sustainable Business. Dr. Pace leads study abroad programs to multiple locations, with a goal to teach on each continent.  Dr. Pace is President of IPMA-USA and the faculty advisor of Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity.

Research Interests

Project Management Methodologies, Complex Adaptive Systems, Project Success


Title Year Type

A Correlational Study on Project Management Methodology and Project Success.

Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management

2019 Article