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Instructor of Information Systems Management, Auburn University

Dr. Asim Ali holds a bachelor’s degree in software engineering, a master’s degree in information systems management, and a Ph.D. in adult education from Auburn University. As the Executive Director of the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Ali advances the center’s mission of providing professional development programs, services, and resources to enhance instructional innovation and support scholarly and creative activities. Dr. Ali oversees a team of more than 90 professionals, graduate students, and staff members across the center’s various units, which include Auburn Online, educational development, instructional technology, testing services, and Engaged and Active Student Learning, or EASL, classrooms, and classroom buildings.

Dr. Ali also co-leads work on artificial intelligence for the Office of the Provost to build university capacity for understanding and implementing AI in teaching and learning and university processes. Dr. Ali has modeled implementation of generative AI for students in the introduction to information systems course he teaches to business students. He has been an invited keynote speaker and presenter at national conferences and international and national universities.

As the founding Director of Auburn Online from 2014-2019, Dr. Ali strengthened the University’s role in eLearning by providing central resources to support faculty in the development and instruction of online education, helping launch Auburn's first undergraduate online programs.


  • –present
    Executive Director of the Biggio Center and Instructor of Information Systems Management, Auburn University


  • 2019 
    Auburn University, Ph.D. Adult Education