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Tao Li

Associate Professor
Program Director, MSBA, Information Systems & Analytics

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Tao Li is the director of MS Program in Business Analytics and an associate professor of Information Systems & Analytics in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. He joined the Business School in Fall 2012 as an assistant professor after graduating with his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Professor Li’s research interests include sharing economy, crowdfunding, strategic sourcing, supply chain coordination, operations-marketing interface, sustainable operations management, and behavioral operations management. His scholarship has appeared in leading academic journals such as Production and Operations ManagementManufacturing & Service Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research. His scholarship has been supported by the Santa Clara University Research Grant and the Leavey Research Grant. He is the recipient of the Leavey School of Business Extraordinary Research Award multiple times.

Professor Li teaches Operations Management and Prescriptive Analytics for the Business School's accelerated and evening MBA program and undergraduate core curriculum. He also teaches Data Analytics with Python and Machine Learning for the MS programs in Business Analytics, Information Systems, and Finance. He is the recipient of the ACE (Accelerated Cooperative Education Leadership Program) Outstanding Faculty Award in 2016 and 2019, and the Leavey School of Business Extraordinary Teaching Award multiple times.

Professor Li serves as Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management, Associate Editor for Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, and Guest Associate Editor for Naval Research Logistics.  He has been a regular reviewer for top journals including Management ScienceOperations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

June 2020