Leadership Team

Asim Ali
Asim Ali
Director of Auburn Online

A project manager for university initiatives since May 2014, Asim Ali provides oversight to the implementation of strategic online learning initiatives including Auburn Online, a unit designed to offer value-added services in support of high-quality online academic programs and courses. Directing a team of instructional, multimedia and graphic designers, audio and video production specialists, software developers, student success support and marketing specialists, Ali administers innovative for-credit and professional development learning experiences that are engaging, high-quality, and demand-driven.

Ali holds a bachelor's degree in software engineering from the Ginn College of Engineering and a master's in Information Systems Management from the Harbert College of Business. In 2004, Ali was hired as an information technology specialist in the College of Education. The position grew in responsibility from faculty and staff support to oversight of technology and assessment data collection related projects. In 2012, Ali served as the A&P Presidential Fellow, exploring administrators’ use of technology to gain efficiency. In 2013, Ali was selected to serve as a member of the university’s eLearning Work Group and eventually became the chair. Under his leadership, the group articulated the eLearning goals for the institution’s 2013-2018 strategic plan. Ali is currently working toward a doctoral degree in Adult Education from Auburn University.

Ali was elected to serve as the chair of the Online Administration Network of UPCEA, a national professional organization of over 400 online program administrators, beginning in March 2019. In recognition of his work toward building an active and interconnected local community, Ali was awarded the Alabama Interfaith Bridgebuilder Award in 2018 by a national civil rights organization. In his free time, Ali spends time with his wife, Ayesha, and three young children.

Last updated: June 20, 2019