Tomaž Kern is a full professor in the field of organisation and information science. Since 1990 he is a full-time employee at University of Maribor, Faculty of Organisational Sciences. Basically, he is mechanical engineer, made his master in the field of information science and his PhD in the field of organisation science.
In the time of his research, he actively cooperated in many scientific and professional conferences. He was invited speaker in several international conferences abroad. He is head of several research projects and member of research groups. He does his research in the framework of the Institute for Organisation and management, Laboratory for Production Organisation and Information Systems and the Laboratory for Project and Process Management (that he is heading), especially in the field of reform of business systems and in the field of project leadership. He is author or co-author of more than three hundred fifty scientific and professional articles, contributions and other publications. He is founding member of the Association of Project Managers of Slovenia and founding member of the Slovenian PMI Association. He was president of this association and member of the supervisory board. From 2005 to 2007 he was vice-dean for research at the Faculty of Organisational Sciences. He was head of the Institute for Organisation and Management and Head of the Research Centre.
He conducts pedagogical work within the subjects of the field of Organisation and Information science, especially in the field of projects and business processes management. For several years, he held lectures as full professor at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy and at the time being at Faculty of Health Sciences. He was lecturer in the framework of the post-graduate studies at University of Klagenfurt. He is mentor and co-mentor to several master theses, doctoral research projects and young researchers.
In the framework of the Institute and in the framework of the laboratories eh actively cooperates in the knowledge transfer of the research knowledge to practice. He lead several ten applicative projects in the field of reform of business processes and project management in Slovenian enterprises and institutions. In all projects, he was also professionally a member of or advisor to the team.
Tomaž Kern was a member of the Management Board of University of Maribor. At the moment, he is member of the Senate of University of Maribor. In the mandate 2011-2015, he is vice-rector for information science of the University of Maribor.