Charles Teplitz

Charles Teplitz
Phone: (619) 260-4867
Office: Alcala Park West - Coronado 112

Professor of Decision Sciences

  • DBA, Kent State University, Decision Sciences and Logistics
  • MBA, Kent State University, Operations Research
  • BBA, Cleveland State University, Cost Accounting

Charles J. Teplitz is certified in production and inventory control (CPIM) and project management (PMP). He joined the faculty in the University of San Diego School of Business in 1982 after a three year teaching appointment at the State University of New York at Albany. He served as director of Graduate Business Programs from 1994 to 1998 and as director of USD's Institute for Project Management for 15 years. He is author of numerous articles on operations and project management and is a frequent speaker, trainer and consultant in the U.S. and abroad.


Areas of Expertise

learning curves in estimating, learning curve disruptions, project management, cost estimating, decision making with uncertainty, problem formulation, modeling


  • Clarence L. Steber Professor of Project and Operations Management, 2011
  • Clarence L. Steber Professor of Project and Operations Management, 1995

Selected Publications

  • Teplitz, C. (2004) Making Optimal Use of the Matrix Organization, Field Guide to Project Management/ John Wiley and Sons(2nd Edition), 272-287.
  • Teplitz, C. (1991) Learning Curve Deskbook: A Reference Guide to Learning Curve Theory and Calculations, Quorum Books.
  • Teplitz, C. (2002) Is PMI Membership Growth All that it Appears?, PMI Today, 2.
  • Teplitz, C. (1993) The Use of "Expert Power" as an Emerging Influence Style Within Successful U.S. Matrix Organizations, Project Management Journal, 24(1), 31-35.
  • Teplitz, C. (1990) The Process of Project Management, Program Manager, 19(6), 32-35.
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