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Political Scientist MA




Essential contact details                                                                                       




Phone: +49.174.3029994






Essential present positions                                                       


University Lecturer - Privatdozent in Political Science

Leibniz University of Hanover, Political Science Department


Government Advisor

State Ministry of the Interior Baden-Wuerttemberg



State Capital Stuttgart




Professional experience in science and administration                                                      


University Lecturer - Privatdozent in Political Science

Leibniz University of Hanover, Political Science Department (6/2016 to present)


Government Advisor

State Ministry of the Interior Baden-Wuerttemberg. At last member of the Digitization-Area. Temporarily supporting other departments of the Ministry, e.g. Executive Staff/Operational Headquarter of the Security Department, and other public institutions/ministries, e.g. State Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Baden Wuerttemberg. I.a. Managerial Head/Executive of several government projects (1/2000 to present)


Researcher and Scientific Policy Advisor, Board of Directors: Director and Managing Director

Scientific Policy Advisor and Researcher, i.a. Board of Directors, Director as well as Managing Director of the former scientific Think Tank Public Policy Competence Center - Expertise Hub of Digitization, eDemocracy, State Modernization and Reform Policy (1/2015 to 12/2021)


Candidate for Lord Mayor

Candidate for Lord Mayor above party lines (Christian Democratic Union, Free Voters, Free Democratic Party), Daimler-City Schorndorf (9/2021 to 11/2021)


Associate Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Science

Leibniz University of Hanover, Political Science Department (4/2010 to 5/2016)


Researcher and Scientific Policy Advisor, Steering Committee: Executive Director/CEO

Former Inposico Institute Stuttgart - Public Sector Research Center and Advisory Group, Co-Founder and predominantly Dean: Executive Director/CEO (7/2003 to 3/2014)


Associate Lecturer in Administrative and Public Management Science

Ludwigsburg University of Public Administration and Finance, Faculty of Management and Law (3/2009 to 2/2014)


Scientific Reviewer and Lecturer in Political and Social Science

Police University of Baden-Wuerttemberg, inter alia Faculty of Social Sciences (5/2011 to 8/2012 and 2008)


Associate Lecturer and Researcher in Political and Administrative Science

Excellence-University of Constance, Department of Politics and Public Administration (4/2008 to 2/2010)


Associate Lecturer in Administrative Science

Excellence-University of Tuebingen, Institute of Political Science (4/2009 to 7/2009 and 4/2008 to 7/2008)


Associate Lecturer, Mentor and Doctoral Researcher in Political and Administrative Science

Open University of Hagen, Institute of Political Science (10/2006 to 3/2009). Doctoral Researcher/Associate Researcher (ibd.), former Department of Political Regulation and Governance (8/2003 to 12/2007)


Public Employee

After professional education/graduate studies in Public Management Science, Member of the Regional Government Council/Presidium Stuttgart (different areas, several staff and line functions; to 9/1991 and 5/1994 to 12/1999), accompanied by postgraduate studies (cp. below)


Teaching experience

Comprehensive educational experience in Political and Administrative Science with top marks in teaching evaluations, taught in German and English, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses


Scientific Policy Advisor, Scientific Reviewer, Speaker

Comprehensive experience as Scientific Policy Advisor, Scientific Reviewer (member of review panels of several refereed journals) and Speaker


List places/calls and funds/grants/awards

Several list places and one rejected call to a full professorship, various third party funds/grants/(best paper) awards and so on




Political experience, Supervisory and Advisory Boards, Administrative and other Councils, Association Meetings, Managing Boards, Executive Committees, Adviory Service and so on (selected)



Fanprojekt Stuttgart e.V.: Advisory Board Member, VfB Stuttgart and Stuttgarter Kickers (7/2019 to present)



Hafen Stuttgart GmbH: Supervisory Board Member (7/2014 to present)



Zweckverband RBB: Member of the Confederation/Association Meeting (7/2014 to present)


Administrative Councilor

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker: Administrative Council Member (7/2014 to present, representative)


Councilman, Executive Board, Vice-Chair and Speaker

Parliament of the State Capital Stuttgart: Member of the Council and several commissions  (6/2008 to present - mandate interruption 8/2009 to 6/2014). Executive Board and Vice-Chair of the Fraction (7/2019 to present), Speaker of Sports (7/2019 to present) and Security (7/2014 to present)


Head, Vice-Chair and Managing Boards

Executive committees and political associations of the Christian Democratic Union of Stuttgart (4/2002 to 11/2021). Alternate candidate, Landtag of Baden-Wuerttemberg, electoral district Stuttgart 4 (2011) and call for candidacy, German Bundestag, electoral district 259 (2021)


Administrative Councilor

Zweckverband RBB: Administrative Council Member (7/2014 to 5/2020, since 7/2019 representative)



Theater der Altstadt im Westen e.V.: Advisory Board Member (7/2014 to 7/2019)


Administrative Councilor

Wuerttembergische Staatstheater (up to date: Die Staatstheater Stuttgart): Administrative Council Member (6/2008 to 7/2009)


Regional Advisor

EnBW Regional AG Stuttgart (up to date: Netze BW GmbH): Regional Advisory Board Member (6/2008 to 7/2009)


Former memberships and so on

E.g. DVPW and IPSA/AISP, Board Memberships (advisory board and administrative council mandates in the area of economy and society), functions as Trustee/Shareholder or in the field of policy advice (political and government relations). Call for candidacy (withdrawn), Chairman/President (e.V.) as well as Supervisor/Chairman - Supervisory Board Member (AG), VfB Stuttgart 1893 (2019)




Qualification record and degrees                                                                                   


General qualification of university entrance (A-levels, Wangen im Allgäu) & graduate studies

Diploma and State Examination (equivalent to a Bachelor of Arts/BA) in Public Management Science, HfPol (1994)


Postgraduate studies

Magister Artium/M.A. (equivalent to a Master of Arts/MA) in Political Science (major), Psychology and Jurisprudence (minors), consolidations studies in Sociology and Philosophy, Open University of Hagen, grade 1,2 (2003)


Doctoral studies

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD/Dr. phil. in Political Science and Administrative Science, ibd., grade 1,0/magna cum laude (2007)


Postdoctoral studies

Doctor habilitatus/Dr. habil. and Venia Legendi (PD) in Political Science, University of Hanover (2016)