Born and raised in China, Dr. Li came to the United States in 1999 to purse his Ph.D. degree in Operations Management at the University of Toledo. Before joining Simmons in 2013, he has taught various management courses in several universities in Ohio, Washington State and Rhode Island.
Dr. Li's research lies at the interface of operations management, technology management, strategic management and organizational behavior. He is particularly interested in studying various strategic system design issues that can potentially facilitate or inhibit operations performance. Dr. Li's work seeks to address issues such as how to successfully adopt a new technology for innovation, how organizational knowledge is harvested and shared within an organization and across the supply chain , and what performance outcome can be achieved through effective technology utilization. Dr. Li is also interested in pedagogical research related to cross culture education. His work on measuring student global competency has received multiple grants and national awards.
Dr. Li is a long time member of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Society for Advancement of Management (SAM), and Beta Gamma Sigma.
In his spare time, Dr. Li enjoys traveling and photography.
MGMT 325 Operations Management and Decision making
GSM 430 Technology and Operations Management
MBAH 429 Healthcare Quality and Measurement
MSMG 421 Research Management