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Anna Tavis

Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Director of Human Capital Management Department, New York University

Dr. Anna Tavis is Clinical Associate Professor and Academic Director of Human Capital Management Department at New York University. Senior Fellow with the Conference Board, and the Academic in Residence with Executive Networks. She is also Senior Editor of People+Strategy Journal a publication of SHRM’s Executive network.

She publishes regularly in the HR media and has been quoted by the Washington Post, Bloomberg, The Human Resources Executive. Dr. Tavis’ Harvard Business Review articles HR Goes Agile ( 2018) and The Performance Management Revolution (2016) were reprinted in HBR Must Reads 2018. The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year. The two published volumes of edited essays Point/Counterpoint: The New Perspectives on People and Strategy (SHRM 2013 and 2017) were approved for HR professional certification credit.

Prior to joining NYU faculty, Dr. Tavis navigated a diverse global career in business and consulting.

In business, Dr. Tavis was Head of Motorola’s EMEA OD function based in London, Nokia’s Global Head of Talent Management based in Helsinki, Chief Learning Officer with United Technologies Corp based in Hartford, CT and Global Head of Talent and Organizational Development with AIG Investments based in NYC.

Dr. Tavis got her Doctorate at Princeton University and Executive MBA from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Tavis speaks English, Russian, German, Spanish and is an avid Astanga yoga practitioner.

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