Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Alan Fortuna earned his Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Biology from Arizona State University in 2004. After moving to Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship, he enrolled in the Eberhard Karl Universität Tübingen, later earning his M.A. (Magister) in both General Rhetoric and Philosophy. He also began teaching, and quickly developed a portfolio focused on business English and strategic communication. Soon after, he founded Fortuna Communication to coordinate all of his teaching and translation activities under one roof.
In addition to leading Fortuna Communication, in 2018 Alan earned his Ph.D. in General Rhetoric magna cum laude at the University of Tübingen. His dissertation “Polarization: Rhetorical Strategies in the Tea Party Network” is available for purchase from De Gruyter. Since 2018, Alan has held a professorship for Business English and Operational Communication at the VWA College in Stuttgart.
A detailed CV is available upon request.