Prof. Swanson primarily teaches International Business, Organizational Behavior, the First Year Business Experience, and a travel learning community that focuses on the European Union.

Her main research area is in cross-cultural management. She has taught numerous courses in the MBA program and the executive MBA program at the Asian University of Science and Technology in Thailand. In addition, she has taught at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea and at the Asian Institute of Technology Center in Hanoi, Vietnam.


  • B.B.A., Marketing, University of Minnesota
  • M.B.A., Management, University of Hartford
  • Ph.D., Management, University of Rhode Island

Areas of Expertise


Professor of International Business, Chair of the Department of Global Business, Operations & Strategy