Dr. Tyson R. Browning


Dr. Tyson R. Browning is an internationally recognized researcher, educator, and consultant.  He is a full Professor of Operations Management in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, where he conducts research on managing complex projects (integrating managerial and engineering perspectives) and teaches courses on project management, operations management, risk management, and process improvement in TCU's highly rated MBA program (e.g., The Economist, Princeton Review).  As a sought-after speaker, Tyson has trained and advised several organizations, including BNSF Railway, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Seagate, Siemens, Southern California Edison, and the U.S. Navy.  He has also served as an expert witness in legal proceedings.

Prior to joining TCU in 2003, Tyson worked for Lockheed Martin, the Lean Aerospace Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Honeywell Space Systems, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.  He earned a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Abilene Christian University before two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from MIT.

Tyson's research results have been published in journals such as California Management Review, Decision Sciences, Information Systems Research, Journal of Operations Management, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, Production & Operations Management, Project Management Journal, and Systems Engineering, among others.  He is the co-author of the book Design Structure Matrix Methods and Applications, and he has given over 300 academic and industry presentations and workshops in 22 countries.

Having previously served as a Department or Associate Editor for three journals, Tyson was the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operations Management from 2018-2023.  He is a member of several professional societies:  Academy of Management (AoM), Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and Project Management Institute (PMI).