Franklin University Switzerland attracts exceptional scholars from around the world. Our faculty members come from as far afield as Germany, Italy, India, France, Japan, Serbia, Guatemala, England, Ireland and Scotland, as well as from Switzerland and the United States.

Faculty are appointed for their diverse approach to the sharing of knowledge, their breadth of perspective and their ability to bridge gaps between various academic areas. As active scholars, Franklin faculty pursue independent research agendas and publish their work on a regular basis. A strong emphasis on scholarly activity and global perspectives allow them to provide students at Franklin with a stimulating and rewarding learning experience extending well beyond the walls of the classroom.

Undergraduate Programs

Art History and Visual Communication

Gabriel Gee

Gabriel Gee

Assistant Professor, Art History and Visual Communication
Department Chair, Art History and Visual Communication

Ph.D. Université Paris X
M.A. Université Paris X
B.A. Université Paris X

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 15
Phone: +41 91 986 36 51
ggee@fus.edu

 

Johanna Fassl

Johanna Fassl

Associate Professor, Art History and Visual Communication

Ph.D. (with distinction) Columbia University, USA
M.Phil. Columbia University, USA
M.A. Columbia University, USA
B.A. University of Toronto, Canada
Interior Design Diploma, International Academy of Design, Toronto, Canada

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 14
Phone: +41 91 986 36 64
jfassl@fus.edu

Clarice Zdanski

Clarice Zdanski

Instructor, Art History and Studio Art

Ph.D. The University of Chicago, USA
M.A. The University of Chicago, USA
B.F.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Dottore, Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne, Feltre (BL), Italy
Diploma Conservatorio di Novara, Italy

Office: Kiosk
Phone: +41 91 985 22 69
czdanski@fus.edu

Margaret Glass (Artist’s Name: P.M. Mackworth-Praed)

Margaret Glass (Artist’s Name: P.M. Mackworth-Praed)

Adjunct Associate Professor, Studio Art and Sculpture

Diploma, Epsom School of Art and Design, UK

Office: Art Studio
mglass@fus.edu

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Communication and Media Studies

Alison Vogelaar

Alison Vogelaar

Associate Professor, Communication and Media Studies
Department Chair, Communication and Media Studies

Ph.D. University of Colorado
M.A. San Diego State University
B.A. Colorado State University

Office: Villa, North Campus, Loft
Phone: +41 91 986 36 38
avogelaar@fus.edu

Satomi Sugiyama

Satomi Sugiyama

Associate Professor, Communication and Media Studies

Ph.D. Rutgers University, USA
M.A. Wake Forest University, USA
B.A. Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 9
Phone: +41 91 986 36 57
ssugiyama@fus.edu

Nello Barile

Nello Barile

Adjunct Professor, Communication and Media Studies

Ph.D. University of Rome "La Sapienza"

nbarile@fus.edu

Luca Triacca

Luca Triacca

Adjunct Professor, Communication and Media Studies
Scientific Director and Project Manager, MSIM.e Program

Ph.D. University of Lugano, Switzerland
M.Sc. University of Lugano, Switzerland

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Mac Lab
ltriacca@fus.edu

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Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Caroline Wiedmer

Caroline Wiedmer

Professor, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
Department Chair, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Ph.D. Princeton University
M.A. Princeton University
B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 6
Phone: +41 91 986 36 53
cwiedmer@fus.edu

Fabio Ferrari

Fabio Ferrari

Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Department Chair, Modern Languages

Ph.D. The University of Chicago
M.A. The University of Chicago
B.A. Connecticut College

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 6
Phone: +41 91 986 53 17
fferrari@fus.edu

Sara Steinert Borella

Sara Steinert Borella

Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Ph.D. Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA
B.A. Bates College, Maine, USA

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, ground floor
Phone: +41 91 986 36 52
ssteinertborella@fus.edu

Patrick Saveau

Patrick Saveau

Professor, French

Ph.D. New York University, USA
M.A. University of Oregon, USA
Maîtrise d’anglais Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 3 
Phone: +41 91 986 36 33
psaveau@fus.edu

Ann Gardiner

Ann Gardiner

Director, Writing and Learning Center
Lecturer, CLCS and Literature

Ph.D. New York University, USA
M.A. Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 5
Phone: +41 91 986 36 35
agardiner@fus.edu

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Economics and Finance

Andrea Terzi

Andrea Terzi

Professor, Economics and Finance
Department Chair, Economics and Finance

Ph.D. Rutgers University, USA
M.A. Rutgers University, USA
Dottore in Economia Politica, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 2
Phone: +41 91 986 36 32
aterzi@fus.edu

Poulomi Dasgupta

Poulomi Dasgupta

Assistant Professor, Economics

Ph.D. University of Missouri, Kansas City, U.S.A.
M.A.  University of Mumbai, India
B.A.  St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, India

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 13
Phone: +41 91 986 36 36
pdasgupta@fus.edu

Edoardo Beretta

Edoardo Beretta

Adjunct Professor, Economics and Finance

Ph.D. Universität Erfurt, Germany (still to be obtained)
Ph.D. Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
M.Sc. Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
B.Sc. Università Commerciale L. Bocconi, Italy

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 2
Phone: +41 (0)91 986 53 24

eberetta@fus.edu

Giuseppe Colangelo

Giuseppe Colangelo

Adjunct Professor, Economics

Ph.D. Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
M.Sc. London School of Economics, University of London, UK
Dottore in Economia e Commercio, Università Internazionale delle Scienze Sociali, Rome, Italy

Office: Graduate Studies, Office 3
Phone: +41 91 986 53 46
gcolangelo@fus.edu

Luca Colombo

Luca Colombo

Adjunct Professor, Economics

Ph.D. University of Bielefeld, Germany
M.A. University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dottore in Economia, Università Cattolica, Milano, Italy

Office: Graduate Studies, Faculty Office 3
Phone: +41 91 986 53 46
lcolombo@fus.edu

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Environmental Sciences

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Brack W. Hale

Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences
Department Chair, Environmental Sciences

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.E.M. Duke University
B.A. Duke University

Office: Villa, North Campus, Loft
Phone: +41 91 986 36 50
bhale@fus.edu

Patrick Della Croce

Patrick Della Croce

Assistant Professor, Biology and Environmental Sciences

Ph.D. Montana State University, United States
M.S. Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland

Office: Villa, North Campus, Loft  
Phone: +41 91 986 36 62
pdellacroce@fus.edu

Nadia Bernasconi

Nadia Bernasconi

Adjunct Professor, Environmental Sciences

Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, CH
M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USC, Los Angeles, USA
B.S. in Biological Sciences, USC, Los Angeles, USA

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 8
Phone: +41 91 986 53 20
nbernasconi@fus.edu

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History

Marcus Pyka

Marcus Pyka

Associate Professor, History
Department Chair, History

Ph.D. Ludwigs Maximilians Universität München, Germany
M.A. Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universität Bonn, Germany

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 12
Phone: +41 91 986 36 37
mpyka@fus.edu

Fintan Hoey

Fintan Hoey

Assistant Professor, History

Ph.D. University College Dublin, Ireland
M.A. University College Dublin, Ireland
B.A. University College Dublin, Ireland

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 8
Phone: +41 91 986 36 39
fhoey@fus.edu

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International Management

Sanja Dudukovic

Sanja Dudukovic

Professor, International Management
Department Co-Chair, International Management

Ph.D. University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
M.S. University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
B.S. University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus 4
Phone: +41 91 986 36 34
sdudukovic@fus.edu

Georges Rocourt

Georges Rocourt

Executive in Residence, International Management
Department Co-Chair, International Management

Ph.D. study (ABD) The Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA
B.A. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 10
Phone: +41 91 986 36 56
grocourt@fus.edu

Roberto Cordon

Roberto Cordon

Executive in Residence, International Relations and Management
Department Co-Chair, International Relations and Political Science

Ph.D. Study (ABD), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
M.A. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
B.S.E. Princeton University, USA

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 7
Phone: +41 91 986 36 71
rcordon@fus.edu

Erich Prisner

Erich Prisner

Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computing

Habilitation, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Ph.D. Universität Hamburg, Germany
Diploma (M.A.) Universität Hamburg, Germany

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 11
Phone: +41 91 986 36 55
eprisner@fus.edu

Eleonora Cattaneo

Eleonora Cattaneo

Adjunct Professor, International Marketing

Ph.D. University of Pavia
M.B.A. SDA Bocconi University
B.A. Bristol University, UK

Fabrizio L. Della Corte

Fabrizio L. Della Corte

Adjunct Lecturer, Computing and International Management

Ph.D. candidate (ABD), University of Lugano, Switzerland
M.B.A Golden Gate University, USA
B.S. Sonoma State University, USA

fdellacorte@fus.edu

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International Relations and Political Science

Roberto Cordon

Roberto Cordon

Executive in Residence, International Relations and Management
Department Co-Chair, International Relations and Political Science

Ph.D. Study (ABD), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
M.A. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
B.S.E. Princeton University, USA

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 7
Phone: +41 91 986 36 71
rcordon@fus.edu

Morris Mottale

Morris Mottale

Professor, Political Science
Department Co-Chair, International Relations and Political Science

Ph.D. York University, Canada
M.A. San Diego State University, USA
B.A. San Diego State University, USA

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 5 
Phone: +41 91 985 22 77
mmottale@fus.edu

Armando Zanecchia

Armando Zanecchia

Professor, International Management

Ph.D. University of Oregon, USA
M.A. Old Dominion University, USA
B.S. Old Dominion University, USA

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 16
Phone: +41 91 985 22 63
azanecchia@fus.edu

Bernd Bucher

Bernd Bucher

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Ph.D. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
M.A. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

bbucher@fus.edu

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Literature

Alexandra Peat

Alexandra Peat

Associate Professor, Literature and Creative Writing

Ph.D. University of Toronto, Canada
M.A. University of Aberdeen, The United Kingdom

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 1
Phone: +41 91 986 36 31
apeat@fus.edu

Ann Gardiner

Ann Gardiner

Director, Writing and Learning Center
Lecturer, CLCS and Literature

Ph.D. New York University, USA
M.A. Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
B.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 5
Phone: +41 91 986 36 35
agardiner@fus.edu

Kate Roy

Kate Roy

Adjunct Professor, Literature and Culture / Modern Languages and Literatures (German)

Ph.D., University of Manchester, UK
M.A., University of Otago, New Zealand
B.A. (Double Hons), University of Otago, New Zealand

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 8
Phone: +41 91 986 53 20
kroy@fus.edu

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Modern Languages

Fabio Ferrari

Fabio Ferrari

Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Department Chair, Modern Languages

Ph.D. The University of Chicago
M.A. The University of Chicago
B.A. Connecticut College

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 6
Phone: +41 91 986 53 17
fferrari@fus.edu

Patrick Saveau

Patrick Saveau

Professor, French

Ph.D. New York University, USA
M.A. University of Oregon, USA
Maîtrise d’anglais Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 3 
Phone: +41 91 986 36 33
psaveau@fus.edu

Giuseppe Cappiello

Giuseppe Cappiello

Professor Emeritus, Italian Language and Literature

Dottore in Lettere, Università di Padova, Italy
B.A. S.U.N.Y. State University of New York, USA

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 1
Phone: +41 91 985 22 61
gcappiello@fus.edu
 

Sara Giulivi

Sara Giulivi

Adjunct Professor, Modern Languages

Ph.D., University of Florence, Italy
Laurea quadriennale, University of Siena, Italy

sgiulivi@fus.edu

Laura Orsi

Laura Orsi

Adjunct Professor, Italian Studies

Ph.D., The Warburg Institute, University of London, U.K.
M.A., The Warburg Institute, University of London, U.K.
B.A., Università di Pisa, Italy

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 4
Phone: +41 91 985 22 76
lorsi@fus.edu

Géraldine Caussette

Géraldine Caussette

Adjunct Lecturer, French

Diploma di Laurea in Civilità e Letteratura Italiana, Université de Toulouse-le Mirail, France

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 4
Phone: +41 91 985 22 76
gcausette@fus.edu
 

Luca Moscatelli

Luca Moscatelli

Adjunct Lecturer, Modern Languages

Dip. Phil 1 (Romanistik), Universität Zürich, Switzerland
Specializzazione, (CMC2, CHQ, INT3), Istituto Universitario Federale per la Formazione Professionale

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 4 
Phone: +41 91 986 53 07
lmoscatelli@fus.edu

Laura Oreggioni

Laura Oreggioni

Adjunct Instructor, Modern Languages

Ph.D. (ABD), Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.A.
M.A. Indiana University Bloomington, U.S.A.
B.A. Università di Bergamo, Italy

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 8 
Phone: +41 91 986 53 20

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Academic Literacies Program

Tracie MacKenzie

Tracie MacKenzie

Director, English for Academic Purposes

M.A. Monterey Institute of International Studies
B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 7
Phone: +41 91 985 22 98
tmackenzie@fus.edu

Christopher Dawson

Christopher Dawson

Adjunct Professor, Philosophy

Ph.D. Cambridge University, UK
M.A.  Hons. Cambridge University, UK
RSA Certificate, English Language Teaching to Adults, Newnham Language Centre,
Cambridge, UK

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 7
Phone: +41 91 985 22 91
cdawson@fus.edu

Iona Dawson

Iona Dawson

Adjunct Lecturer, English for Academic Purposes

M.A. Hons English Language and Literature, Glasgow University, Scotland
CTEFLA Newnham Language Center, Cambridge, UK
MLlitt English Language Teaching, University of Dundee, Scotland

idawson@fus.edu

William Todd Heyden

William Todd Heyden

Adjunct Professor, English

Ph.D., New York University
A.T., School for International Training
B.A., San Francisco State University

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus, Office 7
Phone: +41 91 985 22 91
theyden@fus.edu

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Graduate Programs

Georges Rocourt

Georges Rocourt

Executive in Residence, International Management
Department Co-Chair, International Management

Ph.D. study (ABD) The Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA
B.A. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 10
Phone: +41 91 986 36 56
grocourt@fus.edu

Roberto Cordon

Roberto Cordon

Executive in Residence, International Relations and Management
Department Co-Chair, International Relations and Political Science

Ph.D. Study (ABD), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
M.A. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
B.S.E. Princeton University, USA

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 7
Phone: +41 91 986 36 71
rcordon@fus.edu

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Brack W. Hale

Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences
Department Chair, Environmental Sciences

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.E.M. Duke University
B.A. Duke University

Office: Villa, North Campus, Loft
Phone: +41 91 986 36 50
bhale@fus.edu

Armando Zanecchia

Armando Zanecchia

Professor, International Management

Ph.D. University of Oregon, USA
M.A. Old Dominion University, USA
B.S. Old Dominion University, USA

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 16
Phone: +41 91 985 22 63
azanecchia@fus.edu

Caroline Wiedmer

Caroline Wiedmer

Professor, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
Department Chair, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Ph.D. Princeton University
M.A. Princeton University
B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Office 6
Phone: +41 91 986 36 53
cwiedmer@fus.edu

Stephen Stumpf

Stephen A. Stumpf

Professor and Senior Fellow, International Management

M. Phil. and Ph.D. Organizational Behavior and Industrial Psychology, New York University
M.B.A. University of Rochester
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Corinne Young

Corinne B. Young

Director, Graduate Studies
Professor, International Management

Ph.D. Latin American Studies and International Business, Tulane University
M.B.A. Loyola University
B.S. Finance and Economics, Florida State University

Luca Colombo

Luca Colombo

Adjunct Professor, Economics

Ph.D. University of Bielefeld, Germany
M.A. University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dottore in Economia, Università Cattolica, Milano, Italy

Office: Graduate Studies, Faculty Office 3
Phone: +41 91 986 53 46
lcolombo@fus.edu

Luca Triacca

Luca Triacca

Adjunct Professor, Communication and Media Studies
Scientific Director and Project Manager, MSIM.e Program

Ph.D. University of Lugano, Switzerland
M.Sc. University of Lugano, Switzerland

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, Mac Lab
ltriacca@fus.edu

Eleonora Cattaneo

Eleonora Cattaneo

Adjunct Professor, International Marketing

Ph.D. University of Pavia
M.B.A. SDA Bocconi University
B.A. Bristol University, UK

Michael Braun

Michael Braun

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
M.B.A. Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
M.A. Publishing and Media, New York University (Hearst Fellowship)
B.A. Asian Studies, Cornell University

Luca Camerini

Luca Camerini

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. Communication Sciences, USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
M.Sc. Communication Technologies, USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

Patrick Coggi

Patrick Coggi

Adjunct Professor, International Finance and Economics

Ph.D. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
M.Sc. London School of Economics, UK

Alberto Monti

Alberto Monti

Adjunct Professor, Cross-Cultural Negotiations

Ph.D. Management (highest grade), University of Bologna
M.Sc. Summa Cum Laude in Business Management, University of Bologna

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Academic Administration

P. Gregory Warden

P. Gregory Warden

President, Franklin University Switzerland
Professor, Archaeology

Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College, USA
M.A. Bryn Mawr College, USA
B.A. University of Pennsylvania, USA

Office: Villa, Kaletsch Campus
Phone: +41 91 985 22 66
gwarden@fus.edu

Sara Steinert Borella

Sara Steinert Borella

Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies

Ph.D. Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA
B.A. Bates College, Maine, USA

Office: Lowerre Academic Center, North Campus, ground floor
Phone: +41 91 986 36 52
ssteinertborella@fus.edu

Corinne Young

Corinne B. Young

Director, Graduate Studies
Professor, International Management

Ph.D. Latin American Studies and International Business, Tulane University
M.B.A. Loyola University
B.S. Finance and Economics, Florida State University

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