Master of German Studies, Sociology and Pedagogy at the Universität Münster, doctorate in Social Sciences; title of doctoral thesis: "Participative management of universities. Target agreements – management structures – control by the state/public steering "at Universität Klagenfurt/Österreich. Trained as a systematic organisational consultant; editorial traineeship with a newspaper.
Professional experience in the field of higher education development, politics and research as:
- head of department for communication and strategic higher education development at Universität für Wirtschaft und Politik Hamburg
- member of the management team for the ProUni university development project at the Universität Hamburg
- research assistant in the department for higher education research at the Interdisciplinary Faculty for Research and Further Training in Vienna/Austria
- team assistant for the Senator for Science in Hamburg
- lecturer in study programmes for management of higher education institutions at the Donau-Krems-Universität and the Fachhochschule Osnabrück.
Activity focus at CHE:
- Coaching projects related to quality management and accreditation, HEI steering and strategy development, diversity management
- National and international evaluation procedures
- Research projects related to higher education governance, quality assurance, career development in higher education and fair access to higher education
- Co-responsible for the CHE further training programme „Hochschulkurs – Fortbildung für das Wissenschaftsmanagement“ (university course – further training for science management)
- CHER (Consortium of Higher Education Researchers)
- Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung (Association for Higher Education Research)
- Stiftungsrat der Evaluationsagentur Baden-Württemberg (evalag)
- DeGeval Gesellschaft für Evaluation e.V.
- Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Qualitätssicherung in Studium und Weiterbildung der Universität Rostock
- 10/2005 - 12/2006 at CHE Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung as project manager
- 01/2007 - 12/2008 at CHE Consult as project manager
- Since 01/2009 at CHE Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung as project manager