About Me

Academic Career

since 2017

Chair of EFL Education, University of Duisburg-Essen, Department of Anglophone Studies


2014 - 2017

Chair of EFL Education, University of Vechta, Germany, English Deparment

Deputy Director of the English Department (2015-2017)

Project Coordinator of the Workshop Inclusion in the BMBF project BRIDGES (2016-2017)

Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer Department III (2015-2017)

Board Member of the Center of Teacher Education


2014

Junior Professor of EFL Education, University of Bielefeld, Germany, Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies


2012 – 2014

Junior Professor of EFL Education, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, Department of English & American Studies


2010 – 2012

Lecturer in EFL Education, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Department of English & American Studies


2009 – 2010

Teacher, Friedrich-List-Schule Kassel, Germany 


2009

Second State Exam in the Conversion Course for EU teachers, Studienseminar für das Lehramt an Gymnasien, Kassel, Germany


2008

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), 'History through the medium of German' (Bilingual Integration of Language and Disciplines) at the University of Nottingham, England


2007

PhD (Dr. phil.) University of Kassel, Germany, Institute of English & American Studies, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Finkbeiner


2002

First State Exam as Teacher of English as a Foreign Language & History (Secondary Level I & II), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Studies abroad at Educatieve Fakulteit Amsterdam, Netherlands, and the University of Sunderland, England


My Schools

2009 – 2010

Friedrich-List-Schule, Kassel, Germany

Teacher (English as a foreign language, History, History through the medium of English)


2008 – 2009

Gustav-Stresemann-Gymnasium, Bad Windungen, Germany

Conversion course for EU teachers (English as a foreign language, History, History through the medium of English)


2008

Fernwood School, Nottingham, England

Teaching Practice (History, MFL)


2007

Hockerill Anglo-European College, Bishop Stortfort, Hertforschire, England

School Experience (English as a foreign language, History, History through the medium of German)


2001

Hall Garth School, Middlesbrough, England

Assistant teacher of German as a foreign language


1999

Annan Academy, Annan, Scotland

Assistant teacher of German as a foreign language


1998

Pascal College, Zaandam, Netherlands

Assistant teacher of German as a foreign language


Member of the Global Young Faculty III (2013-2015)

Mentee in the ProProfessur Programme for Excellence in Science (2012-2013)

Idea prize 2008 – USABLE Transatlantischer Ideenwettbewerb der Körper-Stiftung for 'Teaching the Power to Empower' (together with Prof. Dr. Claudia Finkbeiner, University of Kassel)

Scholarship by e-fellows.net (2000-2008)