Dr. Maja Zelihic

Dean, Fulbright Specialist – Forbes School of Business and Technology at UAGC Dr. Maja Zelihic’s unique perspective as an academician, her experience in leadership, and as a pioneer herself she will introduce us to topics like – The Power and Impact of Gender perceptions in the Global Business World Subtopic: E.P.I.C approach to perception in building influential female leaders and give us a scope of the applications.

Dr Zelihic’s expertise and insight contribute immensely to creating business professionals. She developed courses that teach students practical management skills; her courses are considered the next step in the business industry and are heavily used by leaders and CEOs across the USA.

She is a board member at the Center for Women’s Leadership at the Forbes School of Business and technology and was named to the Global 100 Inspirational Leaders List 2002 by Global Leaders Today.


  • Doctor of Business, specialization in Organizational Management-Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Master of Business Administration-University of Phoenix, Jacksonville, Florida Bachelor of Arts, Communication/ International Studies-University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FloridaGraduated Summa Cum Lade

  • Associate in Arts Degree-Florida Community College, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Leopold Francis University of Innsbruck-Undergraduate studies in the field of American and Slavic literature and language.

Work Experience

  • 2016 Present Online Professor, Astria Learning.
  • 2013 Present Program Chair MAOM, Chair Professional Development & Scholarship Committee Faculty Senator, Ashford University, The Forbes School of Business.

  • 2013 Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Ashford University.

  • 2010 Present Professor and Faculty Mentor, Western International University
  • 2011 Present Professor,University of Phoenix North Florida Butler Campus & Online.
  • 2001 – 2013 Academy Coach ,PHH aka Merrill Lynch Home Loans.

Professional Membership

  • ABSEL-Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning-Director of Communication March 2015-present.

  • Director at Large-March 2014-March 2015.

  • The Journal of Global Business- Management-Editorial Advisory Board Member.

  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

  • University of New Mexico: 7th International Annual Mentoring Conference -Developmental Networks: Mentoring & Coaching at Work. Peer reviewing the Mentoring Conference paper submissions, which are published in the annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings.

  • Golden Key Honor Society.

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Contribution to Publications

  • Chang, L.C & Zelihic, M (2013). Critical Factors Associated with Relationship Conflicts and Group Atmosphere among Taiwanese Adolescents”. Springer’s Quality And Quantity. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11135-013-9964-8

  • Chang, L.C & Zelihic, M (2013). The craft of conflict handling amongst Taiwanese adolescents Life Science Journal: 10 (4): 1146- 1154/www.lifesciencesite.com/lsj/life1004/151_B02363life1004_1146_1154. pdf.

  • Chang, L.C &Zelihic, M (2013). The study of conflict management among Taiwanese adolescents. Life Science Journal: 10(3):1231-1241. http://www.lifesciencesite.com/lsj/life1003/185_B01846life1003_1231_1241.pdf

  • Murphy, R., Zelihic, M. & Hall, H. G. (2013).The Effect of Ethical Pricing, Global Business & International Management Conference Journal, 6(1). ISSN2155-1219, http://www.jgbm.org/index.files/page/5_PREVIOUS_2013orlando.html.

  • Murphy, R., & Zelihic, M. (2011). Arrogance at the top. The Business Review,Cambridge, 18(2), 224-229. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/925638784?accountid=32521.