Prof. Dr. Claus H. Carstensen

Head of Psychological Methods of Educational Research

Wilhelmsplatz 3, Room 125
96047 Bamberg
Tel.: +49-951-863-3447
Fax: +49-951-863-3547


Office hours:  

Thursday, 11:00-12:00 or on appointment (please register via e-mail)

Professional career

Professor of Psychology and methods of educational research at the University of Bamberg (since 10/2008)
Junior professor of pedagogical-psychological methodology and educational research at the IPN, University of Kiel (2002)
Research Officer at the Australian Council for Educational Research ACER (10/2000 to 9/2001)
Research assistant at the IPN Kiel (1996 and 2001)


Successful evaluation as a junior professor at the University of Kiel (2006)
Ph.D. in Psychology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Kiel (2000)
Diploma in Psychology at the University of Kiel (1996)

Research interests

  • Methods of educational research
    • Item response theory
    • Methods of large scale assessments
    • Modeling of longitudinal data
  • Diagnostics of competency development in the life course
    International comparative educational research

Research projects

current and past research projects