He is the director of the Consortium for Project Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an industry consultant, and a chaired professor of civil engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
He has served as the editor-in-chief of Academy Sharing Knowledge, the NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership magazine, and as a member of the advisory board of the NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership. He has also served as the director of the Center for Project Leadership at Columbia University.
Dr. Laufer is the author or coauthor of six books; the two most recent ones are Mastering the Leadership Role in Project Management: Practices That Deliver Remarkable Results (FT Press, 2012) and Breaking the Code of Project Management (Macmillan, 2009).
He has significant consulting experience and has worked with a number of leading organizations, including Boldt, Motorola, NASA, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Procter & Gamble, Skanska, and Turner Construction Company.