Dr. Alex Akulli is an engaged "glocal" scholar and practitioner. He has two decades of progressive experience in international education program development and administration, project management, and community development. He has contributed numerous peer-reviewed academic and practitioner presentations at several national and international conferences. He has served as a reviewer for several publication journals, academic and practitioner conferences, and prestigious scholarship programs such as the Fulbright Program, Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program, YEAR Program, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship Program, etc. He has led and hosted education export missions and has served in leadership, teaching, and consulting capacity in multiple countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. At Franklin University, Dr. Akulli serves on the Doctoral Teaching and Advising Faculty. He teaches Quantitative Research Methods, advises doctoral students, chairs doctoral dissertations, and serves on dissertation committees.
His academic portfolio includes advising and mentoring students and scholars, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, research and publications, guest lecturing, and conference presentations. Dr. Akulli has designed and taught courses face-to-face and online, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. A selection of courses taught includes Quantitative Research Methods, Business Analysis, Business Ethics, Scientific Writing, Comparative International Higher Education, and the Study Abroad Experience.
Dr. Akulli received his Ph.D. degree in Higher, Adult, & Lifelong Education from Michigan State University, where he also engaged in a year-long doctoral internship, specializing in faculty and organizational development. Dr. Akulli received his Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Cornerstone University, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Management (MBA major courses) from Davenport University. Dr. Akulli severs as President of Fulbright Association of South Carolina and on several not-for-profit boards.
Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education & Lifelong Education
Master of Arts, Counseling
Master of Arts, New Testament Studies
Bachelor of Science in Business Leadership, Bible and Theology