Deborah Stevenson is an Associate Professor at Northeastern State University. She has a B.S. degree (Management) and an M.B.A. degree from Florida Institute of Technology, as well as a Ph.D. (MIS/AI) from Clemson University. In addition to teaching at the university level for 6 years, Dr. Stevenson has 12 years of IT project management experience in various industries. Her current research focus is examining the value of project management certification, as it relates to the incidence of project success.