Vittal Anantatmula is a professor of project management at Western Carolina University, where he has served as director of the masters in project management program. Vittal was a recipient of Endeavour Executive Fellow from the Government of Australia. He also received university scholar award, and excellence in teaching and research awards at Western Carolina University. Dr. Anantatmula is a Global guest professor at Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. He is a director and board member of the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center (PMI-GAC) since 2016.