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Tom Tan

Tom Tan


Assistant Professor

PhD, Operations and Information Management, University of Pennsylvania

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Tom F. Tan is an assistant professor at the information technology and operations management department (ITOM) at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business.  His research interests include empirical operations management in service sectors with a focus on the entertainment and hospitality industries.  He teaches Management Decision Making at both undergraduate and MBA levels and a graduate-level elective on Business Forecasting. He graduated from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania with a PhD in operations and information management, an MA in statistics.  He graduated from Columbia University with a BS in operations research and two minors in applied math and economics.  Tan enjoys singing, playing volleyball, learning foreign languages, and using them during his travels in his spare time.


ITOM 3306 Introduction to Operations Management
ITOM 6202 Management Decision Making
ITOM 6222 Business Forecasting