Earl Sprague (esprague)

Earl Sprague


School of Systems and Enterprises

Altorfer 417

General Information

Earl Sprague is a consultant and trainer with extensive experience in project management, program management, and systems engineering.

During 23 years on active duty with the United States Air Force, he served in a variety of assignments involving the development and operation of strategic missile systems, including Minuteman 2 and 3, Peacekeeper, and the Advanced Cruise Missile. Earl earned the Department of Defense Level 3 (Highest) Certification as a Program Manager. He also led the development of the Air Force’s school for initial project management training and served as its first commander.

After his retirement, he provided training to over 100 companies and government agencies throughout the United States and overseas. Among the topics have been general project management, advanced project management, program management, portfolio management, team building, technical project management, systems engineering, test management, quality management, risk management, estimating, earned value, procurement, and project methodologies.

Earl became an adjunct faculty member at the Stevens Institute of Technology several years ago teaching in both the Web Campus and the industry programs for the School of Systems and Enterprises. In 2015, he joined the school full time as a lecturer.

Earl is a certified instructor and holds the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional Certification (PMP).


Project Management
Program Management
Portfolio Management
Systems Engineering

Institutional Service

  • Faculty Lead for Corporate and Government Education Chair
  • Executive Liaison Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Chair
  • Executive Liaison with Northrup Grumman Corporation Aerospace for Systems Engineering MastersProgram Chair
  • Executive Liaison with Northrup Grumman Corporation Aerospace for Systems Engineering Masters Program Chair

Honors and Awards

2022 Provost's Online Teaching Excellence Award

Professional Societies

  • PMI – Project Management Institute Member


EM 612 Project Management
SYS 660 Decision and Risk Analysis