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Valbona Gjoligaj, Ph.D.

Two cultures, Eastern and West, and two continents, Europe and America, define the context of my educational and career background. During my studies, I have strived to be an ambicultural leaner: I earned my MBA from ESCEM University in Paris, France in Business Administration with profile in Marketing, and I am a graduated Ph.D. in Organization and Management with an emphasis in Management Education from Capella University. My areas of research include management competencies, leadership, and technology in higher education. I have published several research papers in European academic journals including Sport Science Journal, Studies on Military History, and Focus, Promotional and Informative Journal. Recently, I published an article about establishing a sports management program at a college in Review of Social Studies, Law and Psychology. In my professional career, I have tried to bridge research and teaching, and sometimes conflicting activities alongside my academic research: teaching of all kinds, professional and community service, and managerial practices. The contrasting and opposing experiences shaped and cleared my thinking when I faced tough educational and professional challenges.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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