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The HdWM-Team for Teaching and Research

The academic staff at HdWM reflects the intensive connection of theory and practice at this university. All our professors and lecturers have both academic and practical experiences qualifying them for their work at HdWM. Their work is based on continuous gaining of advanced qualifications, flat hierarchies for direct contact between all parties involved as well as a fair treatment of others. Our success is ensured by the highest academic standards and an extensive practical orientation.

The degree programmes are organised by the chairs of our degree programmes. Their extensive experience in business and research help them to align the curriculum ideally with the needs of the labour market. Thanks to the small class size and the Open-Door-Policy at HdWM, they are happy to provide the students with all the support they need for their studies.

Along with teaching, research is of high importance at HdWM. Our team of academic staff contributes to a better understanding of economic sciences through research projects like QUAPI or the Institute for social Sustainability (Institut für soziale Nachhaltigkeit – ifsn) and is also intensively engaged in teaching.

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Your Professors of the English Track Study Programmes

Prof. Dr. Perizat Daglioglu

Prof. Perizat Daglioglu, PhD

President

+49 (0) 621 490 890-64
perizat.daglioglu@hdwm.org

 

Prof. Perizat Daglioglu, PhD, was born in Turkey to a German mother and a Turkish father and spent most of her childhood in Istanbul where she attended school. She completed her secondary education in Germany, studied economics at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University in Munich and gained a PhD there in political economics. After graduating, she began working for T-Systems, a major German IT-company, where she stayed for ten years. As a team leader and senior consultant, she gained extensive experience in management and team supervision. More recently she completed a course in coaching and now works as a business coach and trainer for executives. In 2012 she joined the team at the HdWM where she began lecturing in the Bachelor Program “Management International Business”. She lectures in (International) Human Resources and Intercultural Management. After being the chair of the German Master's in Business Management and the vice-president teaching for two years, she became president of HdWM in 2019.

Prof. Savas Genc, PhD

Prof. Savas Genc, PhD

Professor for International Business

+49 (0) 621 490 890-28
savas.genc@hdwm.org

 

Prof. Savas Genc, PhD received his B.S. and M.A. (1999) as well as his PhD (2006) from the University of Heidelberg, Department of Political Science, Education Sciences and Oriental Studies. His research and teaching interests are International Trade and International Politics, International Energy Policy, International Organisations, Migration and European Union, Weapons of Mass Migration, and International Business Administration.

Prof. Genc directed the Business Angels Forum at Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) for two years. During his time at KfW, he specialised in project management, business plan consulting and venture capital management. He taught at different universities in Istanbul, until he joined the University of Heidelberg holding a Humboldt Scholarship. From 2010 to 2015, he and his project team in Istanbul took a yearly measurement of the perceptions of Turkey's foreign policy and economy in ten different Middle Eastern countries through an elite survey. Subsequently, the results were published in international media. Since 2018, he is a member of the teaching staff at HdWM.

Prof. Genc has published more than 20 articles in the top science journals of his field as well as five book chapters. He was awarded scholarships and fellowships from organisations such as the Turkish Studies of Stockholm University, Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation.

He is a frequently invited speaker about international affairs, international economy, and trade. He gave talks at the European Parliament, the U.S. House of Representatives, at Woodrow Wilson Center and at various international forums in Stockholm, Paris, Munich, Astana, Beijing, and New Delhi. Moreover, he presented at international conferences such as the International Migration Policy and Conflicts conference where he gave a presentation about International Relations.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Rüdiger Kaufmann

Prof. Hans Rüdiger Kaufmann, PhD

Chair of the study programme BA Management and Leadership

+49 (0) 621 490 890-23
hans-ruediger.kaufmann@hdwm.org

 

Prof. Hans Rüdiger Kaufmann, PhD is chair of the Management and Leadership programme. He is also an internationally active lecturer, researcher, and author. Prof. Kaufmann studied business economics at the Kempten University of Applied Sciences. After gaining expansive experience in the intermediate finance management, he complemented his academic education by receiving his PhD at the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997. He conducted research and teaching activities at many international institutes, such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing in England, the International Management Centre in Budapest, the University of Liechtenstein, the University of Gloucester in England, or the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. In February 2013, Hans Rüdiger Kaufmann was officially appointed as professor. Since 2016, he has been with the University of Applied Management Studies.

Hans Rüdiger Kaufmann is a founding member of three international research institutes: CIRCLE International, EuroMed Research Business Institute, and Consumer Brand Relationship Association. From 2012 to 2016, he was part of the managing board of the Global Marketing Special Interest Group of the American Marketing Association (AMA) as the vice chair communications. Moreover, he is member of the editors’ council and reviewer of several international academic journals. Prof. Kaufmann has published and edited many scientific books and has published a great number of academic articles in internationally renowned journals. He regularly participates at international conferences, be it as an organiser, presenter, or guest speaker. His work has many times been honoured with renowned awards, for example with the William R. Darden Award for the Best Market Research Methodology by the Academy of Marketing Sciences.

Prof. Dr. Goran Ridic

Prof. Goran Ridic, PhD

Chair MA Business Management in English & BA Management in International Business

+49 (0) 621 490 890-18
goran.ridic@hdwm.org

 

Prof. Dr. Goran Ridic studied Economics at Trinity College in Connecticut, USA, holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Connecticut – School of Business, and a Doctorate in Public Policy and Law from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Ridic has worked and consulted for several Fortune 500 companies including General Electric (GE), United Technologies – Pratt & Whitney, ING Group, The Hartford Financial Services and USAID. In addition, Dr. Ridic was an instructor and professor at Northeastern University in Boston, USA and Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (in cooperation with the University of Buckingham UK).

In 2019, Prof. Ridic was appointed professorship for international business at HdWM.

Prof. Dr. Dolores Sanchez Bengoa

Prof. Dolores Sanchez Bengoa, PhD

Vice-President Internationalisation


+49 (0) 621 490 890-63
dolores.sanchez-bengoa@hdwm.org

 

Prof. Dolores Sanchez Bengoa, PhD was born in Madrid. She left Spain over 20 years ago to pursue an international live and career. She is a British academic having earned her master’s degree in the field of international teamwork efficiency at Victoria University in Manchester. Her doctoral degree at Leeds Metropolitan University focused on the influence of national cultures on business performance and especially on knowledge transfer between German, Russian and Eastern European companies. She has been living and working as a cross cultural consultant in 6 countries: England, Hungary, Austria, Liechtenstein, Cyprus and Germany. She has been combining consultancy work with lecturing activities in additional countries such as Spain, Russia, Lithuania, China or Finland. She is an active researcher having over 35 scientific publications, presented on many international conferences and participated in 10 EU research projects. Since April 2015, she is professor at the HdWM being responsible for International Business and Intercultural Studies.

Prof. Dr. Michael Cofrin

Prof. Michael Cofrin, PhD

Professor for International Management

+49 (0) 621 490 890-20
michael.cofrin@hdwm.org

 

Prof. Michael Cofrin, PhD worked in various industries in the U.S. through the 1980s as a self-learned computer software specialist. In the early 1990s, he joined a small hospital. Reporting directly to the leadership team, he observed effective transformational leadership as the company grew to become the largest hospital company in the U.S. But he also observed the fall of a giant that in the aftermath of an FBI investigation was brought to its knees by the SEC. These experiences would have an impact on his professional and personal development. He later moved back to New England, where he was born and raised, and decided to pursue academic training. He earned his doctorate in Social Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, where he also taught numerous courses in psychology and statistics. He and his wife decided to move to Germany in 2006. Since then, Prof. Cofrin has taught for various university systems, including the University of Heidelberg. His core courses are Psychology of Leadership, Linear Statistics, and Social Psychology. He also works freelance, providing native-English proofreading services. Recently, Prof. Cofrin partnered with a group of consultants in Heidelberg specializing in lean management. He brings to the team his knowledge of corporate culture and leadership from a psychological perspective.

Prof. Dr. Frank Stäudner

Prof. Frank Stäudner, PhD

Vice-President Teaching and Research
Chair of the Master Business Management (DE)

+49 (0) 621 490 890-48
frank.staeudner@hdwm.org

 

Prof. Frank Stäudner, PhD, graduate physicist. During the last 20 years, the postdoctoral science philosopher has helped shaping the science community. For six years, Stäudner represented the interests of the Leibniz Institutes in Berlin, and for seven years, he was in charge of the communications department of the Stifterverband, the biggest private science funding organisation in Germany. He was CEO of several academies for further education and has taught at universities and applied universities for many years. His interest is the linking of the politics science, its communication and management. In his opinion, economics and science can benefit from another, but don’t pay attention to each other often enough. In his teaching, Stäudner often encounters students’ strong wish to be equipped with recipes and tools for their profession. He opposes this by conveying a certain mindset. To him, it is important that students develop a feeling for the responsibility of an executive. Furthermore, he wants to enable them to reflect their own actions critically as well to analyse the basis for their decision-making. In other words: To be guided by science in their practical work.


Geoffrey K. Writes, PhD

Geoffrey K. Writes, PhD

Visiting Lecturer

+49 (0) 621 490 890-00
geoffrey.writes@lecturer.hdwm.org

 

Dr. Geoffrey K. Writes, earned his doctorate at the University of Surrey, Guildford. He holds an MBA and BScBA Degree from the City University in Seattle, Bellevue, Washington State, USA with capstones in Finance; Economics; International Business Strategy & Strategic Investment Studies, Financial Management, Business Administration, Telecoms, Advanced & Complex Business Network Studies. He also holds an IATA-Dipl. (with Distinction) in Airline Business Operations, having gone through the Lufthansa School of Business („Lufthansa Schule”) in Seeheim/Jugenheim in Germany.

Dr. Writes has more than 25 years of work experience in various industries, including pharmaceutics, airlines, banking, computer & IT; telecommunications, and chemistry. He worked for various multinational companies, and has a strong background in academics, finance, economics, strategy and management. Applying and impacting his practical experiences from the corporate world, he enriches the application of concepts relating to finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, strategy, marketing, leadership, international business management, business networks analysis & methods, business development and administration within the academia.

He is also a visiting lecturer and guest speaker in various institutions such as the University of Surrey (Guildford), the Institute of Economic Affairs (London), University of Westminster (London), New York City College of Technology, City University of Seattle (Washington State), Hochschule Mannheim, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (Mannheim), Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität (Frankfurt am Main), and many more.

Dr. Writes has been a lecturer at HdWM for a long time, sharing his knowledge is subjects such as Business Research Methods, International Business Studies, Financial- & Management Accounting, Financial Management, and International Politics and Organisations.


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Academic Staff of the German Track Study Programmes

Verena Beestermöller

Verena Beestermöller

Academic staff

+49 (0) 621 490 890-46
verena.beestermoeller@hdwm.org

 
Platzhalter

Prof. Johannes Beverungen, PhD

Honorary professor

+49 (0) 621 490 890-00
johannes.beverungen@lecturer.hdwm.org

 
Prof. Annette Bornhäuser, PhD

Prof. Annette Bornhäuser, PhD

Professor for psychology and management

+49 (0) 621 490 890-15
annette.bornhaeuser@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Dr. Lars Castellucci

Prof. Lars Castellucci, PhD

Professor for Sustainable Management

+49 (0) 621 490 890-21
lars.castellucci@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Dr. Franz Egle

Prof. Dr. Franz Egle

Founding President of HdWM

franz.egle@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Hartmut Feucht, PhD

Prof. Hartmut Feucht, PhD

Professor for business administration and consulting

+49 (0) 621 490 890-14
hartmut.feucht@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Katja Hanke, PhD

Prof. Katja Hanke, PhD

Professor for psychology

+49 (0) 621 490 890-29
katja.hanke@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Dr. Wera Hemmerich

Prof. Wera Hemmerich, PhD

Chair of the study programme BA Social Work – Integration Management

+49 (0) 621 490 890-22
wera.hemmerich@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Thomas Hermann, PhD

Prof. Thomas Hermann, PhD

Professor for business administration and leadership

+49 (0) 621 490 890-16
thomas.hermann@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Roland Kaldich, PhD

Prof. Roland Kaldich, PhD

Professor for IT management

+49 (0) 621 490 890-12
roland.kaldich@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Dorothee Karl, PhD

Prof. Dorothee Karl, PhD

Professor for psychology and management

+49 (0) 621 490 890-24
dorothee.karl@hdwm.org

 
Jürgen Kaufmann

Jürgen Kaufmann

Academic staff

+49 (0) 621 490 890-94
juergen.kaufmann@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Michael Nagy, PhD

Prof. Michael Nagy, PhD

Professor and former president of HdWM

+49 (0)621 490 890-61
michael.nagy@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Özer Pinar, PhD

Prof. Özer Pinar, PhD

Professor for quality and process management

+49 (0) 621 490 890-44
oezer.pinar@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Dr. Christoph Sandbrink

Prof. Christoph Sandbrink, PhD

Professor for IT Management

+49 (0) 621 490 890-13
christoph.sandbrink@hdwm.org

 
Monika Schwab

Monika Schwab

Academic staff, research project Quapi

+49 (0) 621 490 890-45
monika.schwab@hdwm.org

 
Prof. Dr. Susanne Steimer

Prof. Susanne Steimer, PhD

Chair of the study programme BA Consulting and Sales Management & BSc IT Management

+49 (0) 621 490 890-11
susanne.steimer@hdwm.org

 
Henrike Tyll

Henrike Tyll

Academic staff, project manager Career inclusive

+49 (0) 621 490 890-47
henrike.tyll@hdwm.org

 
Platzhalter

Prof. Günter Welter, PhD

Honorary professor

+49 (0) 621 490 890-00
guenter.welter@lecturer.hdwm.org

 
Thomas Willmann

Thomas Willmann

Academic staff

+49 (0) 621 490 890-26
thomas.willmann@hdwm.org

 
Platzhalter

Prof. Ulrich Zeitel, PhD

Honorary professor

+49 (0) 621 490 890-00
ulrich.zeitel@lecturer.hdwm.org

 
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimber

Prof. Andreas Zimber, PhD

Chair of the programmes MSc Business Psychology & BSc Psychology and Management

+49 (0) 621 490 890-19
andreas.zimber@hdwm.org

 

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