1997 – 2002:

Degree in Psychology (Diploma), University of Jena, Germany


Dr. Phil., Psychology, University of Jena, Germany


Habilitation (Professorial Dissertation), Psychology, University of Jena, Germany

Professional Positions

August 2002 – November 2007:

Research Associate; Department of Educational Psychology University of Jena, Germany

April 2006 – November 2007:

Assistant Professor; Department of Educational Psychology University of Jena, Germany

November 2002 – 2011:

Member of the DFG-Research Group „Discrimination and Tolerance in Intergroup Relations“ (FOR 481)

January 2006 – April 2006 & August 2007 – October 2007:

Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender & Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan (Jacquelynne S. Eccles‘ Lab)

November 2007 – March 2013:

Assistant Professor at the Chair for Empirical Educational Research, University of Würzburg, Germany

April 2013 – September 2016:

Visiting Professor for Educational Science / Adolescent Research, University of Munich, Germany

February 2015 – March 2015:

Visiting Researcher at the Monash University, Melbourne; The Psychology of Teachers and Students (PTS) Faculty Research Group

October 2016 – today:

Full Professor for Educational Science / Quantitative Research Methods at the Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg, Austria

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    Applications for two dissertation prizes (worth 2,000 euros each) can be made until the 31st October.
    The Language Center has been active in the field of intercomprehension didactics for almost 20 years,Well-known multilingual didactics experts, came together to present the current state of research in this area.The result is the anthology "Lehr- und Lernkompetenzen für die Interkompehension. Perspektiven für die mehrsprachige Bildung (Teaching and Learning Skills for Intercomprehension. Perspectives for Multilingual Education)"Band 10 der Salzburger Reihe zur Lehrer/innen/bildung.
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