Assistant Professor of OMIS
Tao Li joined the Operations Management and Information Systems faculty in Fall 2012, where he teaches operations management for the Business School's undergraduate core curriculum.
Among his research interests are supply chain management with a special emphasis on sourcing strategy, and the operations-marketing interface. His scholarship has appeared in top journals such as Production and Operations Management and the European Journal of Operational Research.
He has taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Texas at Dallas, and served with companies such as Procter & Gamble and Motorola in China. In addition, he has worked at FujiTsu Electronics, Woodward Controls, and in the Key Laboratory for Advanced Ceramics and Machining Technology of the Ministry of Education of China.
Professor Li received a B.S. in material science and engineering, and a B.S. in financial management, as well as his M.S. in management science and engineering from Tianjin University (China). In addition, he received the MBA and M.S. in supply chain management from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2012.