Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytic Department. He is Distinguished Research Fellow at Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center, Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds a MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems. He has published 10 books and over 200 research papers in scholarly academic journals.

Dr. Tavana is Honorary Professor at the Universität Paderborn in Germany and Senior Lecturer at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce Et Management in France and Rutgers University in New Jersey. He has served as the President of Alpha Iota Delta (the International Honor Society for Decision Sciences and Information Systems). He has been a Visiting Scholar at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and holds several Visiting Professorship positions in Ukraine, Korea, Switzerland, and Mexico.


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Areas of Expertise

Business Analytics
Decision Support Systems
Decision Sciences
Systems Analysis
Operations Research
Supply Chain Management
Business Intelligence

Distinguished Research Fellow



Journal Editorships

Dr. Tavana is the Editor-in-Chief for six international journals and the book series in Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics at IGI Global.