About Me

Academic Career

since 2017

Chair of EFL Education (Didaktik des Englischen), University of Duisburg-Essen, Department of Anglophone Studies

Berufungsbauftragte der Universität Duisburg-Essen

Member of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Educational Research (IZFB, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Member of the Steering Committee of the AILA Research Network on Early Langauge Learning (AILA ReN ELL, 2018-2021)

Member of expert panel for developing the German national educational standards for EFL education (Weiterentwicklung der Bildungsstandards für den Primarbereich und die Sekundarstufe I, 2021-2024)

2014 - 2017

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

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


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 


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


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


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


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

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


Fernwood School, Nottingham, England

Teaching Practice (History, MFL)


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

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


Hall Garth School, Middlesbrough, England

Assistant teacher of German as a foreign language


Annan Academy, Annan, Scotland

Assistant teacher of German as a foreign language


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)