Assistant Professor, OMIS
Tao Li joined the Operations Management & Information Systems department in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in Fall 2012 as an assistant professor.
Professor Li’s research interests include supply chain management with a special emphasis on sourcing strategy with unreliable suppliers, supply chain coordination, and the operations-marketing interface. His scholarship has appeared in leading academic journals such as Production and Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research. His scholarship has been supported by the Santa Clara University Research Grant, the Leavey Research Grant, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He is the recipient of the Leavey School of Business Extraordinary Research Award.
Professor Li teaches operations management for the Business School's accelerated MBA program and undergraduate core curriculum. He is the recipient of the ACE (Accelerated Cooperative Education Leadership Program) Outstanding Faculty Award in 2016, and the Leavey School of Business Extraordinary Teaching Award multiple times. He has also 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.
Professor Li serves as a member of Editorial Review Board for Production and Operations Management and the treasurer of the Chinese Scholars Association for Management Science and Engineering. He has been a regular reviewer for top journals including Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.