PMI® Exam Preparation Instructors

Boston University Metropolitan College pioneered project management as an academic discipline, with a rigorous curriculum designed and taught by some of the most accomplished individuals in the business. All instructors hold PMI credentials and have extensive experience in their fields.

Thomas Belanger, MS, PMP
Author and Lecturer, Boston University Metropolitan College

MS, Suffolk University; BS, Salem State University

Mr. Belanger has 40 years of experience as a director and CEO, having managed programs and projects in both public and private sectors. He currently assists startup development teams to launch new products. Belanger has previously worked with hundreds of project teams to build websites, overhaul power plants, launch products, and produce software for the US Navy, among other clients. He has introduced the project management discipline and its methodology to clients in aerospace, banking and financial services, consumer and commercial products, high tech, life and health insurance, manufacturing, and utilities.

Belanger’s decades of experience have been captured in nine books since 1991, including 1995’s How to Plan Any Project 2nd Edition: A Guide for Teams, which became a PMI (Project Management Institute) bestseller, and 1996’s Complete Planning Guide for Microsoft Project.

Jim Hannon, MBA, PMP, PM-ACP, CSM, CSPO, CSP
Lecturer in Project Management & Agile

MBA, Framingham State University; BS, Suffolk University

Jim Hannon has over fifteen years of diversified experience in the information technology and financial services industries, functioning primarily as a project manager and executive. His skills in project management and agile are at an expert level, and his proven track record as an action-oriented project manager and agilest has produced results year over year. Mr. Hannon has developed the “pro-active PMO model” through the use of business intelligence (BI) and leveraging various risk management and project forecasting resources.

Mr. Hannon holds certifications from the Scrum Alliance and the Project Management Institute and holds Green and Black Belt Six Sigma Certifications from Villanova University. He is pursuing a PhD in information technology and project management.

Vijay Kanabar, PMP
Director of Project Management Programs

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Administrative Sciences Boston University
PhD, University of Manitoba; MS, Florida Institute of Technology; MBA, Webber College

Dr. Kanabar has unique expertise spanning both business practice and computer science. A certified Project Management Professional, he has advised numerous organizations on training and technology needs, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Staples, United Way, and Fidelity Investments. Kanabar is an internationally published scholar and is recognized by local and national media as an authority on IT project management, electronic commerce, and information security. He earned and maintained his PMP credential since 1995 and has guided more than a hundred students towards earning the PMP.