I identify as a creative entrepreneur and trans-disciplinary scholar-practitioner working at the nexus of design, business, and technology. My colleagues describe me as progressive, creative, innovative, generous, and industrious.
In 2016, after having spent 30 years in the US, I moved back to Europe to be closer to family, and I accepted a professorship at the Austrian University System of Applied Sciences where I am engaged in transdisciplinary research and in teaching management-, engineering-, and eco-design students about leadership, organizational transformation, corporate social responsibility, intercultural communication, branding, project management, design-driven and bio-inspired innovation, and systemic sustainability.
My family comes from a small village at the Austro-Hungarian border, Mörbisch at the Neusiedlersee where I have an atelier for my creative work.
My last assignments in the US included a professorship in Design Management at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and I lived on Tybee Island, a very interesting sub-culture in the South East of the US.
The picture on this page shows one of the library windows of the SCAD Library in Lacoste, France, where I taught a “nature-inspired design trilogy” course series during Spring 2014 and 2015.
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