Howard Birnberg is president of Birnberg & Associates, a management consulting and association management firm and executive director of the Association for Project Managers. He is presently serving as an instructor in project management at the University of California-Berkeley Extension and at Embry-Riddle (Worldwide) University. For six years, he served as an instructor on project management in the Office of Executive Education at the Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. He also served as an adjunct assistant professor at Michigan State University, College of Human Ecology. Mr. Birnberg formerly served as a lecturer on project management for the University of Wisconsin, Department of Engineering Professional Development for nearly twenty years. He has also lectured at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Kansas and Andrews University.

He is the author of Project Management for Designers and Facilities Managers, 4th ed. (J. Ross Publishing, 2015), Project Management for Building Designers and Owners (CRC Press, 1998), Project Management for Small Design Firms (McGraw-Hill, 1992) and served as general editor of New Directions in Architectural and Engineering Practice (McGraw-Hill, 1992). His research and articles regularly appear in professional journals, and he is currently serving as a columnist for Civil + Structural Engineer magazine.

Mr. Birnberg holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the Ohio State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.