Kay Bachman

Associate Professor (Career Track)
Washington State University
Email: kbachman@wsu.edu


  • BA in Interior Design, Washington State University
  • Masters in Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University
  • PhD in Leadership Philosophy, Gonzaga University
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certificate in Project Management, Engineering Management, Washington State University


  • Project Management
  • Program and Portfolio Management
  • Business Process Mapping, Modeling and Analysis
  • Organizational Development and Change Management
  • Cultural Transformation
  • Public Speaking and Facilitation


Kay’s past experiences as a project manager spans nearly 30 years while managing a range of project types. She has been involved in the architectural and construction industry, facilities management, electrical engineering, city government, and technology information services. She completed her doctorate degree in 2016 in Leadership Philosophy. Her research was an investigation into the Leadership Practices of Successful Project Leaders. She concluded that eight emergent themes contribute to effective and successful project managers. In addition, Kay has become a certified ScrumMaster and appreciates the opportunities to incorporate this methodology of managing and delivering projects where and when appropriate. Kay has led culture change initiatives as a certified Barrett Values Consultant. Her experience has involved assisting organizations both corporate and non-profit with organizational transformation. Kay maintains her membership with PMI and feels that the advocacy and professional development offered by the institution is a strong component of her own project successes.

Headshot of Kay Bachman.