Contact HdWM

HdWM and its administrative staff, professors, as well as lecturers consider themselves as service institutions. To allow smooth processes at our university, the established service centre provides a broad variety of services. Students find the necessary support to complete their studies successfully. 

Verena Beestermöller
Alumni Management , Academic Staff , Career Network , Business Contacts

Phone: +4962149089046
E-Mail: verena.beestermoeller@hdwm.org

 

Educational Background:

Degreed in educational science, with focus on in-house training

 

Professional Career:

  • Bauhaus AG, HR development
  • Nurtingen-Geislingen University, study advisory with focus on vocational orientation and career planning
  • Bildungswerk der Hessischen Wirtschaft e.V. (BWHW), career entry supervisor for pupils and apprentices

 

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Learning processes in working life
  • Competence evaluation and employability
  • Competence-oriented university teaching

Prof. Dr. Elke Berninger-Schäfer
Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Prof. Dr. Johannes Beverungen
Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089000
E-Mail: johannes.beverungen@lecturer.hdwm.org

Educational Background:

  • MEcon. (University of Freiburg) MA (Brock University, University of Toronto) MBA (University of Chicago, GSB)
  • PhD (University of Freiburg)

Professional Career:

  • Sony Corp. (CEO Sony SPP) 1992-1995
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (Chair of Study Programme, Dean, Rector 1995-2013; Research Professor since 2013)
  • Permanent visiting and guest professor at the University of Freiburg, Graduate School FZ (since 1995) and University of California Santa Barbara (since 2014)

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • International Trade
  • International Marketing
  • Global Economics & Management

 

Prof. Dr. Lars Castellucci
Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089021
E-Mail: lars.castellucci@hdwm.org

Educational Background:

  • Heidelberg University
  • PhD at Technical University of Darmstadt

Professional Career:

  • Lecturer, Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Labour Administration, Mannheim
  • Senior Consultant, IFOK GmbH

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Social sustainability in companies
  • Migration Management
  • Values for a good community

 

Prof. Dr. Michael Cofrin
Chair of Study Programme , Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089020
E-Mail: michael.cofrin@hdwm.org

Chair of Management and International Business
Professor of Psychology and Quantitative Studies

 

Educational Background:

  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH U.S.; PhD in Social Psychology, Master’s of Science in College Teaching

Professional Career:

  • Lean consultant – Lean Competence Partners, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Academic proofreading of psychological manuscripts, Heidelberg, Germany
  • IT Manager – Columbia HCA Healthcare, Louisville, KY, U.S.

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Statistical analysis
  • Hope: Its nature and measurement
  • Belief consistency effect

Prof. Dr. Perizat Daglioglu
Steering Committee , Managing Board , Lecturer German-Track Programmes

E-Mail: perizat.daglioglu@hdwm.org

Educational Background:

  • Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich

Professional Career:

  • debis AG (DaimlerChrysler Services): project management
  • T-Systems: head of training and consulting
  • freelance trainer, coach, and consultant for managers
  • University of Applied Management Studies: professor, president, CEO

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Political-economic development strategies
  • Intercultural management
  • Executive development

 

Eva-Maria Dunn
Business Contacts

Phone: +49 (0)621 490890-24
E-Mail: eva-maria.dunn@hdwm.org

Key Account Manager

Prof. Dr. Franz Egle
Honorary President

Patrizia Gioeni
Marketing , Further Education

Phone: +4962149089092
E-Mail: patrizia.gioeni@hdwm.org

Marketing and Further Education Officer

Alexandra Golowin
Examination office , Events , Human Resources , Central Coordination

Central Coordination/Human Resources & Events

For questions concerning events, please contact events@hdwm.org.

 

Examination Office

Office hours over the phone:
Tue: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
Thu: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

To schedule an appointment in person, please contact us via email.   

tel.: +49 (0)621 490890-42
email: pruefungsamt@hdwm.org

Prof. Dr. Katja Hanke
Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089029
E-Mail: katja.hanke@hdwm.org

Professor for Psychology

Educational Background:

  • Georg-August University, Göttingen, Georg-Elias-Müller-Institute for Psychology
  • PhD at Victoria University of Wellington, School of Psychology, Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research, New Zeeland

Professional Career:

  • Postdoctoral research fellow National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Postdoctoral research fellow and Marie Curie Fellow, Bremen Graduate School of the Social Sciences und Jacobs University, Bremen
  • Senior Researcher and project consultant, GESIS Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, Mannheim

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • (culture-comparative) research methodologies
  • Applied social psychology: intergroup relations
  • Intercultural psychology: acculturation, migration research, and intercultural communication and relationships

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hermann
Lecturer German-Track Programmes , HdWM Guidance Counsellor

Phone: +4962149089016
E-Mail: thomas.hermann@hdwm.org

Professor for General Business Management, esp. leadership and controlling (since Oct. 2012)

Educational Background

  • Diploma (≈ M.Sc.) in Economics, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelm University Bonn
  • Doctorate in Business Administration (Dr.rer.pol. ≈ Ph.D.), WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar/Koblenz

Professional Career:

  • Research and Teaching Assistant (Chair of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Horst Albach) at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar/Koblenz
  • Product Manager Luchterhand/Wolters Kluwer Germany
  • Head of the Editorial Department “Accounting”, Rudolf Haufe Publishing House

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • History of ideas in business administration (member of the working group History of ideas of the BWL, German Academic Association of Business Research VHB)
  • Behavioral Economics and Humanistic Education (member of the Association for socio-economic education and research GS*ÖBW)
  • Critical Accounting Research, Sustainability- and CSR-Reporting

 

Julika Horchler
Academic Staff , Business Contacts , Career Network

E-Mail: julika.horchler@hdwm.org

Educational Background:

  • University of Applied Management Studies (HdWM)

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Work and organisational psychology
  • Health psychology

Jürgen Kaufmann
Lecturer German-Track Programmes , Academic Staff , Friends of HdWM Mannheim e.V.

Phone: +4962149089094
E-Mail: juergen.kaufmann@hdwm.org

Lecturer and Academic Staff, Scholarship Coordinator

 

Educational Background:

  • Heidelberg University

Professional Career:

  • Member of the network of excellence Halle-Wittenberg
  • University of Mannheim, Academic Staff
  • University of Applied Management Studies, Academic Staff

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Business Ethics
  • Organisational Development
  •  Resource Management

 

Prof. Dr. Hans-Rüdiger Kaufmann
Chair of Study Programme , Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089023
E-Mail: hans-ruediger.kaufmann@hdwm.org

Chair of Master Business Management English
Chair of Study Programme JobUniversity

 

Educational Background:

  • University of Applied Sciences Kempten
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Professional Career:

  • Assistant Professor in Marketing – International Management Center Budapest
  • University lecturer/associate professor University Liechtenstein
  • Full Professor – University of Nicosia
  • Editor-in-Chief of the journal Progress in Industrial Ecology

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • National and international consumer behaviour, branding
  • National and international entrepreneurship
  • Smart cities

 

Caroline Knight
International Office , Study Advisory

Phone: +4962149089045
E-Mail: international-office@hdwm.org

You can contact the Study Advisory by email (studieninfo@hdwm.org) or phone (+49 (0)621 490890-90).

Verena Martha Lacina
Library

Phone: 0621 490890-42
E-Mail: verena-martha.lacina@hdwm.org

Normann Stassen Library

The Normann Stassen Library supplies all members of HdWM with literature for their studies, lectures, research, and further education.
The library offers an inviting environment to study thanks to its individual workspaces, the group work room, as well as two rest areas. Along with the modern and user-friendly IT infrastructure, the library is the ideal place for exam preparations.
For current opening hours, important news or changes about the library, as well as online research platforms, please visit our online library catalogue (OPAC).

Dr. Avi Mathis-Masury
Quality Management

Phone: +4962149089056
E-Mail: avshalom.mathis-masury@hdwm.org

Quality Manager & Data Protection Officer

Prof. Dr. Michael Nagy
Honorary President

Luisa Neumann
Marketing , Study Advisory

Phone: +49 621 490890 15
E-Mail: luisa.neumann@hdwm.org

Teamlead Marketing/Sales

Prof. Dr. Christian Philipp Nixdorf
Lecturer German-Track Programmes , Chair of Study Programme

Phone: +49 621 49089062
E-Mail: philipp.nixdorf@hdwm.org

Head of Studies social work

Educational Background:

  • Hanover University: State-recognized diploma social worker / pedagogue (University of Applied Sciences)

  • University of Hildesheim: Social and organizational pedagogue M. A. / Promotion in social sciences to Dr. phil.

Professional Career:

  • Head of department for education, care and sports at the city of Pattensen

  • Team leader in child and youth welfare at the state capital of Hanover

  • Integration consultant at the Federal Employment Agency

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Labor market and occupational research

  • Systemic advice

  • School social work

  • Consultant for learner- and customer-based development of quality

Prof. Dr. Georgia-Julie Papastamatelou
Lecturer German-Track Programmes , Chair of Study Programme

Phone: +4962149089087
E-Mail: julie.papastamatelou@hdwm.org

Professor for Psychology

Chair of Study Programme B.Sc. Business Psychology

Prof. Dr. Özer Pinar
Lecturer German-Track Programmes , Chair of Study Programme

Phone: +4962149089044
E-Mail: oezer.pinar@hdwm.org

PhD

Educational Background:

  • TU Kaiserslautern
  • PhD at University of Kassel

Professional Career:

  • Central division manager for efficiency and methodology
  • Director production

Management consultant

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Quaternary education
  • Migration research
  • Project and process management

 

Janina Reichert
Marketing

Phone: +49 (0)621 490890-91

E-Mail: janina.reichert@hdwm.org

 

Marketing Officer

 

Felix Rodriguez
Study Advisory

Phone: +49 (0)621 490890-54
E-Mail: felix.rodriguez@hdwm.org

Study Advisory

You can contact the Study Advisory by email (studieninfo@hdwm.org) or phone (+49 (0)621 490890-90).

Esther Rosin
Bookkeeping , Student Service Office

Phone: +4962149089043

Our Bookkeeping department assists you with all questions regarding tuition fees and financial matters. 

Office hours:
Monday: 1-3 p.m. by prior appointment by telephone! 
Tuesday: 2-4 p.m. by prior appointment by telephone! 
Wednesday: 8-11 a.m. 
Thursday: 1-13 p.m. 
Friday: closed
email: buchhaltung@hdwm.org

Availability by telephone:
Phone: +49 (0)621 490890-43 during the hours of:
Monday: 8-12 a.m. 
Tuesday: 8-12 a.m.
Wednesday: 8-11 a.m. 
Thursday: 9-15:00 p.m.

 

You can reach out to the Student Service Office in person or via phone (+4962149089040) during the following office hours:

Mon: 7:45 am -12 pm
Tue: 7:45 am - 2 pm
Wed: 12 - 2:30 pm
Thur: 7:45 am - 12 pm
Fri: closed

You can contact the Student Service anytime via email: 
studienbuero@hdwm.org

Please note that office hours may change on short notice. Changes of the normal office hours are published in the news in the Campus Portal.

Prof. Dr. Dolores Sanchez Bengoa
Internationales , Lecturer German-Track Programmes , Steering Committee

Phone: +4962149089063
E-Mail: dolores.sanchez-bengoa@hdwm.org

Educational Background:

  • Victoria University, Manchester
  • 2011: PhD in philosophy, Leeds Metropolitan University, England Topic: Facilitation of Knowledge Transfer in International Co-operations between Eastern and Western European Business Co-operations

Professional Career:

  • Intercultural Consultant: International Marketing Consultancy Dr. Kaufmann
  • Researcher, Intercollege, Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Customer Service, Swintom, Insurance Company in Manchester, UK

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • International business, intercultural knowledge sharing, transfer, and co-creation
  • Trust
  • Smart cities

Prof. Dr. Christoph Sandbrink
Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089013
E-Mail: christoph.sandbrink@hdwm.org

Educational Background:

  • University of Osnabrück, University of Münster, MSc in Information Management at University of Hull, UK
  • PhD in Business Administration and Business Informatics at University of Jena

Professional Career:

  • Global director business analytics and data hubs at SAP SE, Walldorf (2007-2015)
  • Division manager CRM and marketing intelligence at Versicherungskammer Bayern, Munich (2004-2007)
  • Head of CRM at Telefónica O2, Munich (2001-2003)

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Digital transformation
  • Customer experience management
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence

 

Fabienne Schimbeno
Marketing , Study Advisory

Phone: 0621 490 890-51
E-Mail: fabienne.schimbeno@hdwm.org

Marketing & Sales Managerin

Prof. Dr. Birgit Schmitz
Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089027
E-Mail: birgit.schmitz@hdwm.org

Educational Background:

  • Business Education at Gutenberg University Mainz
  • PhD at Open Universiteit Nederlands

Professional Career:

  • Project manager with focal point of support education and digitalisation at the school and university of the Deutsche Telekom Foundation
  • Academic Staff in the area educational technology /OU NL
  • Concept and consultation e-learning, such as at the M.I.T Friedrichsdorf

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Digital didactics and digitalisation in the vocational training
  • Professionalisation of the teaching and training personnel
  • Didactic and pedagogical potential of digital educational games

Sophia Schulz
Lecturer German-Track Programmes , HdWM Guidance Counsellor , Academic Staff , Equal Opportunity Commissioner , Friends of HdWM Mannheim e.V.

Phone: +4962149089059

email: sophia.schulz@hdwm.org
email equal opportunity team: gleichstellung@hdwm.org


Academic Staff
Equal Opportunity Commissioner
Chairman Friends of HdWM Mannheim e.V.

 

Educational Background

  • Studied at Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (Master of Arts Social Theory)

Professional Career:

  • Scientific assistant at Organisationsberatungsinstitut Thüringen e.V.
  • Social education worker/social worker at Ludwigshafener Verein für Jugendhilfe e.V.

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Social work esp. child and youth welfare
  • Social policy
  • Critical disability studies

Prof. Dr. Amina Singh-Mehta
Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +49 (0)621 49089061
E-Mail: amina.singh-mehta@hdwm.org

Professor for Social Work

 

Educational Background:

  • Studies in Social Pedagogy at the TH Cologne, master’s studies in the Netherlands
  • PhD at Swansea University (UK)

 

Professional Career:

  • Practical experience in Great Britain as social worker in child welfare and in public health care
  • Academic staff at Cardiff University and Oxford University (UK) as well as publication of her work in highly renowned journals (British Journal of General Practice und Health Service Delivery Research)

 

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Qualitative studies of chronic conditions in geriatrics and oncology
  • Application of mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Especially experienced in people with complex health conditions and how they transition through different support processes and experience them

Prof. Dr. Frank Stäudner
Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089048
E-Mail: frank.staeudner@hdwm.org

Professor for Science Theory and Research Methods

Educational Background:

  • University of Karlsruhe (TH)
  • PhD at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Professional Career:

  • CEO Akademie für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung, Heidelberg University of Education
  • Head of Communication and Public Relations, Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (7 years)
  • Head of Public Relations and Public Affairs, Leibniz Association (7 years)

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Epistemological principles of management studies
  • Economic ethics and political representation of interests
  • Science communication

 

Rosina Tuttobene
Library , Equal Opportunity Commissioner

E-Mail: bibliothek@hdwm.org

Head of Library

Assistant Equal Opportunity Commissioner

email equal opportunity team: gleichstellung@hdwm.org

 

Normann Stassen Library

The Normann Stassen Library supplies all members of HdWM with literature for their studies, lectures, research, and further education.
The library offers an inviting environment to study thanks to its individual workspaces, the group work room, as well as two rest areas. Along with the modern and user-friendly IT infrastructure, the library is the ideal place for exam preparations.
For current opening hours, important news or changes about the library, as well as online research platforms, please visit our online library catalogue (OPAC).

Henrike Tyll
Lecturer German-Track Programmes , Student Wellbeing and Support Service

Phone: +4962149089047
E-Mail: henrike.tyll@hdwm.org

Academic Staff, Head of Student Wellbeing and Support Service

 

Career inclusive

We are always happy to lend an ear to students with handicaps, e.g. bodily, chronic or mental illnesses.
Discrete, confidential, individual and unbureaucratic, the team is there to assist students to overcome hinderances that may keep them from successfully completing their course of study. Along with longer time to work on exams, they can also arrange coaching through a cooperation agreement with the Karlsruhe Institute (KI). Also, financial support through the Deutschlandstipendium are awarded specifically to students with MS, dyslexia, reading and writing disabilities, trauma, depression, learning disabilities, or similar conditions.
Of course, the information will not be disclosed to third parties – what is discussed remains strictly between the students and the Student Wellbeing and Support Service team.

 

Educational Background:

  • University of Mannheim

Professional Career:

  • University of Mannheim, academic staff
  • IBM, several managing positions in sales and consulting, e.g. Head of E-Business Hosting Central Europe, Head of S/390 Solutions Central Europe
  • Freelance consultant for career, communication, and sales; several clients worldwide e.g. AOK, BASF, Commerzbank, Dräger, Fraport, Genre, Immoscout, Nokia etc.

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Communication, digital communication
  • Management, leadership
  • Sales

 

Rüdiger Walter
Managing Board

Carsten Wawra
Facility Management , IT Services

Prof. Dr. Günter Welter
Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089000
E-Mail: guenter.welter@lecturer.hdwm.org

Educational Background:

  • Studies and PhD University of Trier

Professional Career:

  • Academic Staff University of Trier
  • Organisation/controlling in an international pharma company
  • More than 25 years professor/chair of study programmes at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Mannheim

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Business informatics
  • Financing and investment
  • Cost and activity accounting

 

Thomas Willmann
Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089026
E-Mail: thomas.willmann@hdwm.org

Educational Background:

  • University of Konstanz
  • Malik Management Centre St. Gallen

Professional Career:

  • Director of the Schwäbisch Hall Group, Germany
  • Director of the Malik Management Centre St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Working life coach and consultant 

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Corporate governance and -development
  • Personnel management and -development
  • Self-development

 

Miriam Winkler
Examination office

Phone: +49 (0)621 490890-14
E-Mail: miriam.winkler@hdwm.org

Examination Office

Office hours over the phone:
Tue: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm
Thu: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

To schedule an appointment in person, please contact us via email.   

tel.: +49 (0)621 490890-42
email: pruefungsamt@hdwm.org

 

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Zeitel
Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089000
E-Mail: ulrich.zeitel@lecturer.hdwm.org

Educational Background:

  • Studies of law at the universities of Mannheim, Bonn and Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Dr. jur. at the University of Mannheim

Professional Career:

  • CEO (1988–2004) and sole CEO (09/2004 until today) of the FORUM Institute for Management GmbH, Heidelberg,
  • Executive Vice-President Springer Business & Media
  • Member of the steering committee of Klett AG, Stuttgart

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Several scientific publications about Eastern-European topics
  • International civil law

 

Magdalena Zetzsche
Student Service Office , Examination office

Parental leave

Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimber
Chair of Study Programme , Lecturer German-Track Programmes

Phone: +4962149089019
E-Mail: andreas.zimber@hdwm.org

Professor for Psychology
Chair of Study Programme MSc Business Psychology

 

Educational Background:

  • Heidelberg University (certified psychologist)
  • University of Kaiserslautern (MA Human Resource Development)
  • PhD at Heidelberg University

Professional Career:

  • 1994-2000 academic staff at the Central Institute of Mental Health
  • 2000-2008 freelance human resource and organisation developer
  • 2008-2016 professor for business psychology and vice-dean for the faculty of applied psychology at the SRH University Heidelberg

Research Focus and Specialisation:

  • Leadership and health, role of company management for health and safety at work
  • Changes in the working world, multitasking, stress, recuperation, and health
  • Psychological changes in later life

 

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