Anna A Tavis

Clinical Professor

Human Capital Management

  • Honors AB, Herzen Pedagogical University
  • PHD, Princeton University
  • MBA, University of South Carolina
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Dr. Anna Tavis is Clinical Professor and Academic Director of Human Capital Management Department at NYU School of Professional Studies, Senior Fellow with the Conference Board, and the Academic in Residence with Executive Networks.

She is a former Executive Editor of People+Strategy Journal a publication of SHRM’s Executive network and is currently an Associate Editor of Workforce Solutions Review of IHRIM.

Dr. Tavis publishes regularly in the HR media and has been quoted by the Washington Post, Bloomberg, The Human Resources Executive, Training Magazine. Dr. Tavis’ Harvard Business Review articles HR Goes Agile (2018) and The Performance Management Revolution (2016) were reprinted in HBR's Must Reads (2016 & 2018) Definitive Management Ideas of the Year (2016 and 2018) and in Agile: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review (2020)

Dr. Tavis published two volumes of edited essays Point/Counterpoint: The New Perspectives on People and Strategy (SHRM 2013 and 2017) that are approved for HR professional certification credit.

Dr. Tavis is a frequent presenter at international conferences on the topics of Future of Work, People Analytics and Technology, Employee Experience and Intelligent Automation in the Workplace.

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

In Academia, Dr. Tavis was on the faculty at Williams College, Fairfield University and Columbia University.

In business, Dr. Tavis was the 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 received her PhD in Comparative Literature at Princeton University and Executive MBA in International Business from the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Tavis speaks English, Russian, German and Spanish

May 01 2011

Point Counter Point. New Perspective on People and Strategy

Jan 01 2009


By People and Strategy Journal
Jan 01 1989

Rainer Maria Rilke and Russia

By Northwestern University Press