Taverekere (Kanti) Srikantaiah, Director and Professor, Center for Knowledge Management at Dominican University joined the Dominican faculty in 1997.
He teaches graduate courses in Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) and also cross-disciplined courses with the School of Business (GSB) at Dominican University. Before joining Dominican, Kanti had a distinguished career at the World Bank where he headed varied and important assignments, in the areas of information management, at headquarters in Washington D.C. (and also at the World Bank's field offices in Africa and Asia). Prior to joining the World Bank, Kanti worked on building a strong and advanced academic background in sciences as well as in social sciences. Kanti received his B.S.(Chemistry) from University of Mysore; M.S.(Geology) from the Karnatak University; M.S.I.S. from the University of Southern California; M.P.A. from the University of Southern California; and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He also worked at the Library of Congress as an area specialist and taught at the California State University, Fullerton, California, as an Associate Professor. He has also taught as an adjunct faculty at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C, Syracuse University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Maryland at College Park, and at the University of Maryland University College.
His area of specialization includes Systems Analysis, Taxonomies, Content Management, Organization of Knowledge, Management of Information Repositories, Environmental Scanning, Information Audit, Project Management and Knowledge Management. Among others, his research output covers: several research studies and project reports at the World Bank; articles and presentations at IFLA and similar international organizations. He was invited to conduct KM workshops in Singapore and India in 2004. In summer 2006, he was invited as a visiting professor from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Bangalore, India, where he taught Knowledge Management and participated in the KM activities. In 2008 summer, he also taught, as a visiting professor, at XIME (Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship).As the chief editor, his book Knowledge Management Practice: Context and Connection was published in April 2008. He was the chief editor of Knowledge Management for the Information Professional, published by Information Today Inc., as part of the ASIS&T Monograph series. He was the co-editor for Knowledge Management Lessons Learned: What Works and What Doesn’t published by information Today Inc., as part of the ASIS&T monograph series. He has also published two other prominent books one on systems analysis and the other on quantitative research methods.