Experience is not what happens to you.
It is what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

formal education

2001

Doctorate of Philosophy (Dr. phil.), University of Salzburg
Department: Communication Science
Field of study: International and Intercultural Communication
Dissertation: Intercultural Competence in Management:
The case of foreign management in Thailand
(final mark: 1 excellent).

1995

Masters Degree (Mag. phil), University of Salzburg Department: Communication and Business Administration
Field of study: Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Thesis topic: Public Relations and Communication Campaigns in Nicaragua
(final mark: 1 excellent).

special trainings

1993-1996

NLP Master Practitioner, International Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming: NLP is a treatment employed in psychotherapy.

1990-1993

Participation in different Workshops like Szenario-Technique, International Communication, Teamleading, Train the Trainer programs.

1990

Pilot licence for hang glider and paraglider

1988

Kayak Instructor and Rafting Guide (Austrian State Certificate).

work / jobs

Since 2004

Ass.-Prof. at the University of Salzburg
Department of Communication Science Transcultural Communication Division Field of Study: Intercultural Management.

2002-2003

Lecturer and Instructor
Salzburg College / lllinois State University
Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management Klessheim
Institute of Business Development in Tourism (FH Salzburg)
Researcher at the Institute for Interdiciplinary Tourism Research

2001

Consultant
for Tourism at Eco Himal in Kathmandu, Nepal.

1995-2001

Marketing Manager
For You! Travel Co. Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand. Medium-sized international travel agency with European clientele, operating in Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia, Southern China, Nepal, India and Indonesia.

1993-1994

Instructor
at the University of León, Nicaragua.
(Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, León)

1991-1994

Marketing and Public Relations Consultant
Public Relations department, Haulage contractor Welz, Salzburg. Public Relations consultancy, Advertising agency S.YN, Salzburg. Expo 1992 project in Sevilla/Spain, Austrian pavilion.

1990-1991

Trainee
in Marketing Communication and Public Relations, Weber, Hodl, Schmid, Basle (Swiss management consulting agency).

1988-1992

Head Instructor for Kayaking
Club Alpin, Abtenau, Austria.

on tv

3. Science Slam Salzburg (aufgezeichnet am 14.3.17 in der ARGEkultur).
Titel: Kulturen verstehen...Ein Blick in den Fernen Osten.

Portrait about Tom Herdin
Topic: Gelebte Theorie
6 min in German
Broadcast: April 2008 (PlugIn)

Talk Show “Dialogue”(part I)
(Host: Yang Rui)
Invited guests: Thomas Herdin and Wang Huiyao
Topic: Value Orientation in Changing China
Broadcast: Oct. 2007
CCTV International

Talk Show “Dialogue”(part II)
(Host: Yang Rui)
Invited guests: Thomas Herdin and Wang Huiyao
Topic: Value Orientation in Changing China
Broadcast: Oct. 2007
CCTV International

Talk Show “Dialogue”(part III)
(Host: Yang Rui)
Invited guests: Thomas Herdin and Wang Huiyao
Topic: Value Orientation in Changing China
Broadcast: Oct. 2007
CCTV International