Professor Zinggeler is a native of German-speaking Switzerland. She primarily taught Business German, German language and phonetic courses, German, Swiss, Austrian, and Liechtenstein Cultural Studies. She was the advisor of students in the "German for International Careers" program which she helped to design. Her research concentrates on Swiss Studies, Business German, and innovative approaches to teaching German by using Online corpora technology to analyze the 200 Brothers' Grimm Fairy Tales. She collaborates with Dr. Karin Baumgartner, University of Utah, on the project www.swissstudies.org and co-edited a book with her, titled From Multiculturalism to Cultural Hybridity: New Approaches in Teaching Modern Switzerland. (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2010). In 2010, she conducted research at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, with a Fellowship Award from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Consecutively, the monograph How Second Generation Immigrants Writers have transformed Swiss and German Language Literature. A Study of Sensorial Narratives by Authors Writing from the Swiss "Secondo-Space” was published in 2011. Professor Zinggeler received the national "Excellence in Teaching Language and Culture of FL-A-CH" Award, presented to her by the Austrian Culture Forum and the Swiss Embassy at ACTFL Conference in San Diego on Nov. 21, 2015. In winter semester 2016, Prof. Zinggeler was awarded the Faculty Research Fellowship to conduct research in Switzerland for her book project: SWISS MAID: The Untold Story of Women's Contributions to Switzerland's Success. Prof. Zinggeler retired from teaching at Eastern Michigan University on Dec. 31, 2018. She currently works on the translation of her book SWISS MAID into German.