Meet Dr. Maja Zelihic

Dr. Maja Zelihic, Fulbright Specialist,  Professor, Department Chair Advanced Management Studies Division

In addition to being a Fulbright Specialist and NAFSA Global Partner, global speaker, author, and e-learning implementation specialist, Dr. Zelihic is a thought leader in the fields of leadership, management, perception, conflict negotiation and online learning.

What I Do?

An international speaker, researcher, and educator, Dr. Maja is an expert who helps academics and organizational leaders make positive change in their organizations as they implement and select e-learning technology and solutions in order to improve their educational institutions and organizations.

Dr. Zelihic draws on her decades of work experience in e-learning technology and implementation, corporate training, mortgage lending, social media, education, and academic publishing.

In 2018, Dr. Zelihic became a Fulbright Specialist for the Fulbright Program offered by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning.

Dr. Zelihic conducted a series of comprehensive research ventures in Zambia, Haiti, Cuba, and Mexico. She also held multiple workshops in India. She is a global researcher and lecturer having lectured and presented in Europe, Middle East, Africa, the US, and the Caribbean. She completed her Fulbright research in Zambia.

My Mission & Goals

Coming up:

The Power of Perception: Eliminating Boundaries to Create Successful Business Leaders


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The Forbes School of Business and Technology, Department Chair, Advanced Management Studies Division

Maja Zelihic

About Me

Dr. Maja Zelihic is a Fulbright Specialist and a Dept. Chair, Advanced Management Studies Division at the Forbes School of Business, in San Diego, California.  She also serves as NAFSA’s Global Partner. She has a Ph D. in General Business with an emphasis in Organizational Management. In addition to being a Program Chair in the MAOM program, Dr. Zelihic served as the Chair of the Professional Development and Scholarship committee at Ashford University.

She also served as a Program Chair; Innovation Track at ABSEL (Association for Business Simulation & Experiential Learning). Dr. Zelihic is the recipient of the Western International University Excellence Award for Contributions to Faculty Peer Development, two-time University of Phoenix Faculty Scholarship award, recognized as one of the top 10 Forbes School of Business faculty members in 2013.

In 2016 Dr. Zelihic was honored to be the recipient of both the 2016 Excellence in Scholarship Award (nominated by her peers) and Forbes School of Business President’s Award for the Excellence in Scholarship. She is a three-time University Fellows grant recipient. Her research ventures and global lectures/workshops were done in Europe, Asia, Africa, the US, and the Caribbean.

Dr. Zelihic has published more than 20 articles in various refereed journals, such as the Springer’s Quality and Quantity Journal, Life Science Journal, Journal of American Business Review, Journal of Strategic and International Studies, Global Business, and International Management International Journal.