Vice President, Academic Affairs | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Vice President, Academic Affairs

Office: B-F2-40
Email: wolfgang.hinck [at]
Dr. Wolfgang Hinck joined AUIS as Vice President, Academic Affairs in 2019. He earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in International Business and Marketing from the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, United States, as well as undergraduate marketing degrees from Ireland and Germany. He also spent eight months studying business at the Universidad de Valladolid in Spain. 
For the previous five years, Dr. Hinck served as business dean at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University in Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, he worked as Dean of the Larry L. Luing School of Business at Berkeley College in New York City, supervising more than 250 full-time and part-time faculty teaching over 5,000 business students in 25 degree programs, and serving as lead project manager to the President and Provost on numerous initiatives. Until 2009, he was a tenured marketing professor at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, holding the AA/Vincent Marsala Professorship in Teaching Excellence and the BlueCross BlueShield Professorship in Business.
Dr. Hinck’s practitioner background consists of full-time and consulting assignments with several German, French, English, Mexican, Norwegian, Irish, Saudi, Tunisian, and U.S. organizations, and includes executive-level positions in the communications and the food-distribution industries.
Dr. Hinck has published in dozens of proceedings and journals, including Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Euromarketing, Journal of Promotion Management, and Journal of Global Business Research. His research has won awards and is cited in textbooks. He served as President of the Federation of Business Disciplines and of the Academy of International Business U.S. Southwest Chapter, and is currently Managing Director of the Academy for Global Business Advancement.
An avid global explorer who has traveled to more than 65 countries, he has led hundreds of students on low-cost study-abroad trips. He is the recipient of various teaching awards, including 2006 and 2009 Professor of the Year at LSUS, 2011 Business Faculty of the Year at Berkeley College, and 2015 Graduate Faculty of the Year at PMU. Born and raised in working-class Germany and still being the only one in the family tree to complete high school and earn a college degree, he knows all too well just how much of a difference an inclusive and supportive (yet challenging) higher education can make in someone’s life.