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Zelalem Chala, PhD

Zelalem Chala, PhD

School of Business Program Chair

Fairfax University of America 

Dr. Chala holds a PhD in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and an MS in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University. He has 20+ years of expertise in economic policy research, project management, and business plan development. He has a published book and articles related to his research works in development and environmental economics. Since 2016, he held the position of Assistant Professor in the School of Business at FXUA, teaching BA and MBA courses in business statistics, international finance, operations management, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and introductory statistics. He has many years of experience in teaching online courses using Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas and D2L Learning Management System & technologies.  Dr. Chala also leading the school of Business as a Program Chair.  In this capacity, he is responsible for managing the teaching-learning process, developing curriculum, recruiting, and evaluating faculty, registering students, and advising their success during their studies. As a program Chair he has developed new Bachelor and Masters programs in business administration and Management Information System which are approved by SCHEV and ACICS.

Areas of Expertise:

Economics, business statistics, data analytics, international finance, and trade.

Program(s) Support:

For both Business Administration and Management Information System (MIS)