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Dr. Franzelle Mathis-Pertilla

Stafford School of Business

Lewis Hall 204




  • Walden University – Ph.D., Management
  • Mercer University – M.B.A., Finance and International Business
  • Clark Atlanta University – B.A., Communications


  • 2018 Conference Presenter, Global Business and Technology Association Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2017 Faculty Development in International Business in China, ONE BELT, ONE ROAD
  • 2016 Faculty Development in International Business in Singapore and the Philippines, ASEAN

Business Engagement

  • Leadership Atlanta member
  • Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce  member
  • Georgia Academy-Regional Economic & Leadership Development – 2015
  • Emerging Leaders Institute – 2014
  • ABAC Center for Teaching and Learning Engaged Faculty Certificate – 2014

Some of her consulting practice notable works are demonstrated in the National Institute of Justice of the U.S. Department of Justice (2006-JE-FX-0006) Evaluation of the Demonstration Project To Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Atlanta-Fulton County;  partnership with Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to produce Global Business Summit, a trade event for entrepreneurs held in Grand Bahama Island, Freeport, Bahamas; managed the national campaign launch for Worldspan e-Commerce division’s Trip Manager® product and their National Business Travel Association sponsorship, featuring ex- vice president of the United States, Al Gore; capacity development strategies to Turner Broadcasting System Supplier Diversity  Program; and organizational development solutions to Georgia Perimeter College Center for Organizational Development and Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

Prior to joining ABAC Stafford School of Business, Dr. Pertilla enjoyed a long career with AT&T Corporation in Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA. During that time she received numerous recognition and top honors as a business leader in Global Markets. She developed an in-depth knowledge about international business, contracts and management. Dr. Pertilla parlayed those experiences to form her own consulting firm, Learning Community, Inc.  where she has spent the last decade providing strategic planning, organizational development and capacity building solutions to Fortune companies, government agencies, nonprofit, and academic institutions.

For those interested in the world of personality type, Ms. Pertilla is an ENTJ.

Memorable Quote:  “The road to success is always under construction.”

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