Tavana is a professor of Business Systems and Analytics and the Lindback Distinguished Chair of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at La Salle University, where he served as Chairman of the Management Department and Director of the Center for Technology and Management. He is a 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 Information Systems and DecisionSciences, and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tavana is a guest professor at the University of Paderborn in Germany and a senior lecturer at France Business School (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce Et Management) in France and Rutgers University. He has also been a visiting professor at several international universities in Ukraine, Korea, Switzerland, and Mexico. He was a visiting scholar at the Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA. He was elected and served as the President of Alpha Iota Delta, International Honor Society for Decision Sciences and Information Systems. He has published several books and over one hundred research papers in academic journals such as Information Sciences, Decision Sciences, Information Systems, Interfaces, Annals of Operations Research, Advances in Space Research, Omega, Information and Management, Knowledge-Based Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Computers and Operations Research, Energy Economics, Applied Soft Computing, and Energy Policy.