1978 Born in Stade (Germany)

2004 Environmental Science ‘Diplom’ (Master’s equivalent), Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

2004 - 2007 Research Fellow at the Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication (INFU), Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany (director: Prof. Dr. Gerd Michelsen)

2007 - 2009 PhD grant of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

2009 - 2013 Research Fellow at the Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Communication (INFU), Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany (director: Prof. Dr. Gerd Michelsen)

2010 PhD (Dr. rer. soc.) at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany, PhD Thesis Title: 'The Global Perspective of Education for Sustainable Development – A European-Latin-American Study about Key Competencies for Thinking and Acting in the World Society’)

2010 - 2013 Director of the Minor “Sustainability (Human) Sciences” at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

2011 - 2013 Executive coordinator of the UNESCO Chair “Higher Education for Sustainable Development” at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany

2013 - 06/2017 Assistant Professor of Higher Education Development at the University of Vechta, Germany

02/2016 Successfull interim evaluation of the Assistant Professorship

02/2017 Job Offer for an Assistant Professorship of Sustainability Education at Arizona State University (USA)

03/2017 Job Offer for a Associate Professorship (5 years) of Higher Education Development the University of Vechta

since 07/2017 Associate Professor of Higher Education Development, focus on key competencies, at the University of Vechta 

Lectureships at the University of Rostock

Main areas of research 

Higher Education Development 

Competence development and acquisition 

Teaching and learning processes and methods 

Education for sustainable development 

Global education

Sustainable university development 

Scientific associations and memberships 

German Educational Reseach Association (GERA) (Division Intercultural and International Comparative Education), 2012-2017: Chairman of the Commission ‚Education for Sustainable Development’ and Member of the Board of the Division ‚Intercultural and International Comparative Education’, 2013-2015: Chairman of the Division ‚Intercultural and International Comparative Education', 2017-2018: Deputy Chairman of the Commission ‚Education for Sustainable Development’ and member of the board of the Division Intercultural and International Comparative Education

Representative of the German Educational Reseach Association (GERA) in the council of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) (since 2015)

Speaker of the German-speaking network Opens external link in new window"Teacher Education for Sustainable Development" (since 2017)

Convenor of the network "Environmental and Sustainability Education" of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) (2016-2019)

German Society for Higher Education Development (dghd)

German Society for Human Ecology (DGH)

Initiative 'Psychology in Environmental Protection' (IPU)

Working Group for Nature and Environmental Education (ANU)

23Degree – network of environmental and sustainability sciences

Scientific Publishing

Member of the editorial staff of „ZEP – Zeitschrift für internationale Bildungsforschung und Entwicklungspädagogik“  [Journal for International Education Research and Development Education] (since 2010)

Scientific Advisory Boards

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the "Schlözer Programm Lehrerbildung" (SPL) (University of Göttingen) (since 2020)

Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) 2021 (October 2021, Prague, Czech Republic) (since 2020) 

Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) 2015 (July 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden) (2015)

Member of the Advisory Board of the Scholarship Department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany (2013-2019)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the project 'Fellows for Sustainability' of Teach First Germany (2013-2015)

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 7th Conference of the Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (EMSU) (June 2013, Istanbul, Turkey) (2012-2013)

Member of the Advisory Board of the project "Global learning at local learning sites in botanical gardens" (University of Kassel, University of Osnabrück) (2010-2013)

Scholarships and Awards

10/2019: ERASMUS guest lectureship at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria

02/2014: DAAD short-term lectureship at the Universidad Técnica del Norte (Ecuador)

09/2012: Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for participating at the European Conference on Education Research (ECER), Cádiz, Spain

03/2012: Guest Lecture Grant of the ERASMUS Programme, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria

2010: Awardee “Innovative Study Course” of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg for the project seminar “Education for Sustainable Consumption” (together with Daniel Fischer)

2009: Best Doctoral Researcher of the Year 2008 (Leuphana University of Lüneburg), 2nd place

2007–2009: PhD grant of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

2002–2004: study grant of the Heinrich Böll Foundation

Academic self-administration

Member of the Academic Senate of the University of Vechta (since 2019)

Member of the Commission for International Cooperation of the Senate of the University of Vechta (since 2017)

Member of the Study Commission of the Faculty I – Education and Social Sciences of the University of Vechta (since 2017)

Member of the selection committee "Education and Gender" (W1) at the University of Vechta (Chairman) (2017)

Member of the selection committee "Primary School Pedagogy" (W1) at the University of Vechta (Vice Chairman) (2016-2017)

Presidential Advisor on Sustainability of the University of Vechta (since 2015)

Director of the Department of Education of the University of Vechta (2015-2018)

Alternate Member of the Central Commission for Teaching and Learning of the University of Vechta (since 2015)

Deputy Member of the Central Commission for Teaching and Studies (ZKLS) of the University of Vechta (2015-2017)

External member of the selection committee "Didactics of Natural Sciences" (W1 with tenure track) of Leuphana University Lüneburg (2015)

Member of the Council of the Faculty of Sustainability of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany)

Member of the Academic Senate of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany)

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