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Anna A. Tavis, Ph.D

Associate Professor & Academic Director of Human Capital Management
NYU School of Professional Studies

Dr. Anna Tavis is Associate 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.  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 has been named to Thinkers50 Radar for 2020. Dr. Tavis is a former Executive Editor of People+Strategy Journal and is currently an Associate Editor of Workforce Solutions Review


Dr. Tavis publishes regularly in the business media and has been quoted by the Washington PostBloombergThe Human Resources Executive, Training Magazine. Dr. Tavis’ Harvard Business Review articles with Peter Cappelli 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).