Academic education

10/2009–08/2012Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Wuerzburg
10/2012–11/2014Master of Science in Psychology at the University of Wuerzburg
10/2014–03/2019Bachelor of Arts in History (major) and Political and Social Studies (minor) at the University of Wuerzburg
08/2019

PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Psychology at the University of Wuerzburg

Dissertation: Learning words from stories: How method of story delivery and questioning styles influence children’s vocabulary learning (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lenhard, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schneider)

Academic positions

10/2010–01/2014

Student research assistant at the University of Wuerzburg

01/2014–03/2016

Research fellow at the Begabungspychologische Beratungsstelle at the University of Wuerzburg (Prof. Schneider)

02/2015–03/2021PhD student at the Department of Psychology IV at the University of Wuerzburg (Prof. Schneider; since 10/2016 Prof. Richter)
04/2019–03/2021Freelancer at the Begabungspsychologischen Beratungsstelle at the University of Wuerzburg (Prof. Richter)
seit 04/2021Assistant professor for Educational Psychology at the University of Bamberg

Qualifications

10/2013Certificate in experience-oriented team pedagogy
11/2019Certificate in teaching in higher education awarded by the Bavarian universities (Basic level)
10/2020Certificate in teaching in higher education awarded by the Bavarian universities (Advanced level)
06/2022Certificate in counseling and education of gifted children (KLIKK certificate)

Scholarships and awards

12/2009–09/2014

Scholarship awarded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

09/2020Dissertation award of the University of Wuerzburg and the Foundation for Science of Lower Franconia
09/2021Dissertation award of the Section for Educational Psychology of the German Psychological Association (DGPs)
Winter term 2021/2022Award for excellent teaching (category: research-based teaching) of the Department of Psychology and the student council of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bamberg

Memberships

  • German Psychological Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie; DGPs): Section Educational Psychology, Section Developmental Psychology
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI): SIG 5 Learning and Development in Early Childhood
  • International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature (IGEL): Member of the research coalition Narrative Fiction and Social Cognition
  • Society for Empirical Educational Research (Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung; GEBF)

Reviewer for

  • BMC Pediatrics
  • British Journal of Developmental Psychology
  • Discourse Processes
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Journal of Children and Media
  • Journal of Early Childhood Education Research
  • Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
  • Journal of Research in Childhood Education
  • Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
  • Language, Culture and Curriculum
  • Learning and Individual Differences
  • Lernen und Lernstörungen
  • Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts
  • Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie