Education

(06/00)
Ph.D. (Dr. rer.soz.) University of Hohenheim, Institute of Home and Consumer Economics, Stuttgart, Germany (Suma cum laude)

(06/92)
Master of Science (Family Resource Management & Marketing) Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

(10/89)
Pre-diploma in Home and Consumer Economics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

(08/88)
Pre-diploma in Oecotrophologie (Nutritional and Social Sciences) Friedrich-Wilhelm Universität Bonn, Germany


Work experience

(03/12 - present)
Researcher, Scientific-IT, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Member of a collaborative research project about Digital Humanities with a main focus on software-supported qualitative data analysis methods

(10/96 - present)
Consultant & Managing Director, Qualitative Research & Consulting, see: http://www.quarc.de, providing training in computer aided qualitative data analysis processes and methods; consultancy projects and market research

(03/11 – present)
Guest Lecturer, Institute of Sociology, University of Hanover, Germany (http://www.ish.uni-hannover.de). Teaching qualitative methodology

(03/08 – 02/11)
Lecturer, Institute of Sociology, University of Hanover, Germany (http://www.ish.uni-hannover.de).
Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in qualitative and quantitative methodologies, teaching software courses: ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, SPSS. Coordinating and managing key competence courses.

(09/04 – 02/08)
Director, Method- und Media Center, University of Hanover, Germany.
Administration, teaching of courses in research methodologies for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate social science students. Offering services in the area of multimedia digital technology for research and education purposes. http://www.mmz.uni-hannover.de (currently only available in German)

(07/99 – 01/03)
Assistant Professor, Institute of Marketing, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

(10/96 - 02/97)
Research Assistant, University of Hohenheim, School of Business and Social Sciences.
Responsible for data analysis, mainly regression models / advising Master level students on preparing, conducting and writing up their thesis research

(09/94 - 08/96)
Research Fellow, University of Sussex, Department of Experimental Psychology and Social Psychology

(08/92 - 02/94)
Associate of Qualis Research Associates, Corvallis, Oregon, USA,
office management, provide technical supports to clients, test current software modifications, write handbook for v4.0 of the qualitative data analysis software THE ETHNOGRAPH.


Teaching experience

(7/93 - present)
Consultant workshops on qualitative data analysis methods and software application, clientele: mostly academic researchers, Ph.D. students

(9/04 – present)
Lecturer: Workshops / Seminars at various Ph.D. schools throughout Europe. Teaching qualitative and quantitative methodology and multimedia courses at the University of Hanover at graduate and undergraduate level.

(7/99 – 1/03)
Bachelor level: Introduction to Marketing, Market Research, Qualitative Methods for Business Students, Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Strategy
Master level: Postmodern Marketing, lectures in Design and Communication Management on values, lifestyle and cultural aspects of consumption
Ph.D. level: Qualitative Methods

(1995 - 1996)
Tutor, University of Sussex, UK
Tutorials on decision-making, supervision of third year student projects

(Spring 1993)
Guest Lecturer, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University, USA
Course title: The World Consumer


Locations I have been invited to teach

Deutsches Jugendinstitut München / Georg-August Universität Göttingen / Graduiertenkollegs: IPC an der Universität Frankfurt, IGSS Universität Bielefeld / / OTA Hochschule, Berlin / Technische Universität Berlin / Humbold Universität Berlin / Universität Freiburg / Universität Hamburg / Graduiertenkolleg Universität Oldenburg / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, Bonn / Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesebaden / Hochschule Heilbronn / Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg / Handelshochschule Leipzig / / Schule für Soziale Arbeit, Luzern, Schweiz / Demenz Support GmbH, Zentrum für Informationstransfer / Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung IRS, Erkner / Hamburgisches Weltwirtschaftsinstitut (HWWI), Hamburg / Technische Universität München / Frauenhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie, Pfinztal / Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen / Universität Stuttgart-Hohenheim / Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftspädagogik und Personalentwicklung, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg / CSI - Centre for Social Investment, University of Heidelberg / and others

St. Peterburg State University, Russland / University of Pachuca, Mexico / Institut für Qualitative Methodology, University of Alberta, Kanada / CAQDAS Projekt, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK / University of Stockholm, Schweden / Copenhagen Business School, Dänemark / University of Copenhagen, Dänemark / Syddanks Universitet, Dänemark / University of Humanistiks, Utrecht, Holland / Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Österreich / Universität Wien, Österreich / WE’G Weiterbildungszentrum für Gesundheitsberufe, Aarau, Schweiz / Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich, Schweiz /Institut für Medienwissenschaft, Basel University, Switzerland / and others