Taught manufacturing and industrial systems engineering courses at the University of Michigan for five years where he received his three engineering degrees, and as an adjunct professor he teaches project and cost management at local universities in the Washington DC area.
In his early career he worked at General Motors as a production engineer and later as an operations research and systems analyst at the cost and economic analysis center in Washington DC.
Mort is currently the ASA (FM&C) Lean Six Sigma (LSS) deployment director and is responsible for cost and economics programs and strategy where he oversees process improvement initiatives, economic studies validation, cost benefit analysis, and risk & uncertainty analysis in support of major defense programs.
Mort is Defense Acquisition University Level III Certified in Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management (BCEFM) and has won the 2006 DoD modeling and simulation award.
In his public lectures, Mort stimulates cost culture debates among government and industry leaders and managers. Professor Anvari has repeatedly appeared on live television programs analyzing the political economy of the Middle East.