Professor Emeritus, Political Science and International Management

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

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Emeritus Office 9
Phone: +41 91 986 53 41


Prior to Franklin University Switzerland, Dr. Zanecchia was affiliated with Berkshire College (Massachusetts), the University of Oregon, Old Dominion University, and Golden Gate University. He was a Summer Fellow at the Cooperative Institutes of Moscow, Gomel (Belarus), and Poltava (Ukraine), has performed scholarly and consulting work in Europe, Central America, Southern Africa, and Asia, and conducted research and training in the former Soviet Republics and Nepal. As the former Academic Dean of the College, Dr. Zanecchia was instrumental in Franklin’s initial Swiss University accreditation. His research interests include financing sustainable, community-based economic development in the North as well as the South, international organizational analysis, institutional strategic planning, and issues of labor and capital mobility in global markets. He has received grants from the Massachusetts Department of Food and Agriculture, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Eurasia Foundation, and the US Department of Education to conduct research and training seminars abroad. He has served on a number of foundation, NGO, and private investment company advisory boards. In 2021, he was honored with Professor Emeritus status.


2022-2023 Courses

POL 176T International Environmental Politics FALL 2022
POL 381T Sustainable Development in Africa: Botswana SPRING 2023
POL 281T Politics of Sustainability and Development Africa SUMMER 2023
POL 376 International Environmental Politics SUMMER 2023