Academic History, Work Experience

2013-2014
Marie-Reiche Research Fellow, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden)
2009-2013
Professor/Chair of Communication and Media Studies, Level III, at the Institute for Communication and Media Studies, TU Dresden
Summer sem. 2010
Lectureship: Seeing is feeling. The emotional onstage and backstage in reality TV, Universität Innsbruck, Interdepartmental Forum, Austria
Summer sem. 2009
Lectureship: Emotion and media, perspectives on effects and usage Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Institute for Communication Sciences
Feb. 12-19, 2009
Visiting Professor, Université Val de Marne, Paris, France (1) “La Communication Interculturelle”. Les Medias, Les Emotions et La Communauté Européenne (2) L’Identité Européenne et L’Intégration Européenne
Dec. 12-19, 2007
Visiting Professor, Université Val de Marne, Paris, France “La Communication Interculturelle”
2006-2009
Assistant Professor, Institute for Media and Communication Studies Freie Universität Berlin
Oct. 2004 – Mar. 2005
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology John F. Kennedy-Institut für Nordamerikastudien Freie Universität Berlin
Mar. – Sept. 2004
Research Assistant, Institute for Communication Studies Technische Universität Ilmenau (TU Ilmenau)
Jul. 2003 – Dec. 2003
Research Assistant, Institute for Communication Studies Universität Erfurt
Apr. 2002 – Apr. 2003
Research Assistant, Institute for Communication Studies, Department of Media Psychology and Media Sociology Universität Erfurt
Jan.–Apr. 2002
Research Assistant, Institute for Communication Studies Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Oct. – Dec. 2000
Research Assistant, Institute for Communication Studies Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
1996 – 2000
Lecturer, Institute for International Communication, Düsseldorf Main teaching areas: Training of university lecturers, in cooperation with the Institute for International Commu-nication, Düsseldorf; Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf; the DAAD(German Academic Exchange Service), the PAD (Pedagogy Exchange Service), the DFHI (German-French University Institute).Topics: · European commerce, · intercultural communication, · communication in economy
1996 – 1998
Program Director of the International Cooperation Pro-gram between Hong Kong Baptist University and the Heinrich-Heine-University for the Institute for International Communication, Heinrich-Heine-University DĂĽsseldorfFunctions: Complete responsibility for the cooperation program, development of a curriculum and implementa-tion of corresponding seminars; supervision of honors projects, employment, assessment of lecturers, planning; organization and implementation of country-specific courses and business -related excursions. Responsibility for budget development and administration of the international cooperation program in Germany and Switzerland Organization of six-month internships, including supervi-sion of participants and sponsoring companies. Areas of emphasis: intercultural communication, European development, economy, business
1996 – 1997
Lecturer, German as a Foreign Language Main emphasis: Hermeneutics, Text Interpretation, Inter-cultural Communication Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
1994 – 2000
Language instructor, English and French, private and group lessons
1994
Country product manager (executive position), EF Sprachreisen Responsibilities: Management of international student travel for Berlin, Hamburg and Bavaria; In charge of sales and development of marketing projects; further responsibilities: brochures, supervision of student travels in England
1988 – 1990
Teaching Assistant, German as a Foreign Language, Intercultural Communication, Diablo Valley College, California, USA
1988 – 1990
Student Assistant, Department of Sociology, Diablo Valley College, California, USA