Dr. Arben Asllani

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced that Dr. Arben Asllani of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Albania in Information Systems and Data Analytics.

UTC Gary W. Rollins College of Business Professor Will Teach and Explore Research and Collaboration Opportunities in Albania

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Dr. Arben Asllani of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Albania in Information Systems and Data Analytics. Asllani will teach data analytics courses at Epoka University during the spring 2020 semester. In addition, he will explore research and collaboration opportunities between the two universities.

“I am honored and excited about this opportunity,” Asllani said. “As a Fulbright scholar, I look forward to collaborating with my Albanian colleagues and creating global experiences for the Albanian students at Epoka University as well as for our UTC students.  My goal is to establish long-term relationships between the two universities.”

Asllani is a professor of data analytics and the Marvin E. White Professor of Management in the UTC Gary W. Rollins College of Business. He is the author of “Business Analytics with Management Science Models and Methods” (Pearson/FT Press) and is now working on his second book, “Big Data Technologies for Business,” which will be published by Prospect Press in 2021.

He has published more than 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings, including top-ranked journals, such as “Omega,” “Transfusion,” “European Journal of Operational Research,” and “Knowledge Management.”

Asllani is a certified online instructor, implementing new teaching styles and techniques that reflect the latest trends in higher education. He has developed new academic programs and has assisted international institutions in the area of data analytics.  As a post-doctoral Fellow of Cybersecurity, he serves as consultant and trainer to a variety of business and government agencies.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State.  Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 390,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Asllani is one of more than 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2019-2020 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.  Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

Fulbrighters address critical global challenges in all disciplines, while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States.  Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 59 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 84 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

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