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, 11:00-13:00 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 (11/2002)
  • Research Officer at the Australian Council for Educational Research ACER (10/2000 to 9/2001)
  • Research assistant at the IPN Kiel (1996 to 2000 and 2001 to 2002)


  • 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

  • Research Methods in Psychology and 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