Schiller International’s Heidelberg Campus Faculty and Staff

Heidelberg Campus Faculty and Staff

Campus Administration

Mrs. Tanja Ward, MBA
Campus Director

Dr. Nicolle Macho
Academic Dean

Ms. Dawn Brlecic

Dr. Matthew Hartman
International Relations And Diplomacy Program Chair
Dr. Hartman earned his B.A. from the University of California at Berkley, graduating magna cum laude in 1990. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University, completing his studies with a doctoral dissertation entitled “Commonplaces: toward a political topogeography of culture. Carl Schmitt, Kant, and topics in political philosophy” in 1997. Subsequently, Dr. Hartman worked as a project and program manager and political analyst for intergovernmental organizations, primarily in the Balkans. He helped establish the South East European University in Tetovo, (Former Yugoslav Republic of) Macedonia, under the auspices of the then High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He also worked for the International Commission on Missing Persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina; served as Deputy Director of the Department for Democratization at the OSCE Mission in Kosovo; and as Chief Political, Public Affairs and Reporting Officer at the OSCE Presence in Albania.
He has been directing SIU’s International Relations and Diplomacy program since July 2013 in addition to teaching courses in his areas of expertise and related topics. Dr. Hartman’s areas of interest and research include intellectual history, in particular the history of international and constitutional law, political philosophy, ethics and the relationship between practice and theory in the field. He is currently working on a study of the Council of Europe’s doctrine of Local Self-governance as a conceptual framework, or paradigm, for rethinking sovereignty (state, regional, local, municipal, individual) in the context of emerging supra-state strata. He is also currently working on a study of media and populism.

Mr. Branislav Lujic, MMI
Director Of Admissions & Marketing

Mr. James Sorenson
Associate Director Of Admissions

Mr. Sazzad Hosain, MAIB
Admissions Manager

Ms. Leili Erfanian, M.A. (LIS)

Ms. Maryam Kazemi-Naini

Ms. Monika Weuster
Administrative Assistant / Career Officer

Ms. Heidi Harrison
Reception / Immigration

Ms. Ana Tomsic, MBA (USA)
Financial Aid Advisor


Heidelberg Faculty

Balachandra, Yashasvin
Business Administration, Finance, Accounting
Mba Finance, Visveswaraiah Technical University Bangalore, India

Bettioui, Kerstin
Business Administration
M.A. Liberal Studies, University Of Miami, Coral Gables, Usa

Bleifuss, Gerhard
History, International Relations
Dr. Phil., University Of Mannheim, Germany
Staatsexamen, University Of Mannheim, Germany

Dimitroff, Zlatko
International Relations
S.J.D., Institute For Legal Studies, Bulgarian Academy For Science, Sofia, Bulgaria M.A., The Fletcher School Of Law And Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston, USA M.A., Law International Law School, Moscow State Institute For International Relations, Russia

Denison, Barry Lee
Mathematics, Statistics
Dipl.-Mathematiker, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany

Dua, Patrick
International Relations; Political Science
Dr. Phil., University Of Heidelberg, Germany
M.A. Political Science, University Of Heidelberg, Germany

Graham, Kathleen
Business Administration, Marketing
Mba, Illinois Benedictine College

Hartman, Matthew T.
International Relations
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, USA
M.A. German, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Hieke, Hubert
Ph.D., University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
M.A. Economics, Western Illinois University, Macomb, USA

Käfer, Klaus
Information Technology
Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Karlsruhe University, Germany
Dipl. Physics, Karlsruhe University, Germany

Macho, Nicolle
International Relations, Business Administration, Management
Ph.D. International Relations, University Of South Carolina At Columbia, Usa
M.A. Public Policy, State University Of New York, Stony Brook, Usa
M.B.A., Schiller International University, Strasbourg, France

Martynenko, Ekatarina
M.A. Übersetzungswissenschaft, University Of Heidelberg, Germany

Rösel, Jane
German, English
M.A. English, Concordia College, Delaware, USA
German, University Of Queensland, Australia

Rojas, Rod
International Relations
M.A. Economic And Social Sciences, University Of Heidelberg, Germany


Stevic, Sanja
Business Administration, Marketing
Mba, Henley Business School, U.K.

Traendly, Jayne
M.A. Linguistics, San Diego State University, California, USA

Verbole, Alenka
International Relations
Ph.D., Mansholt Social Sciences Institute, Wageningen University And Research Centre, Wangeningen
Msc., Mansholt Social Sciences Institute, Wageningen University And Research Centre, Wangeningen

Weil, Angela
Business Administration, Marketing
M.A. Sozial- Und Verhaltenswissenschaften, University Of Heidelberg
M.B.A., Schiller International University, Strasbourg

Writes, Geoffrey
Business Administration, Accounting, Finance
Ph.D., University Of Surrey, U.K.
Mba, City University Bellevue Seattle, USA

Zamalloa, Patricia
Certificado Economista, Cath. University Of Peru

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