Curriculum Vitae

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Political Scientist MA




Contact details                                                                                       




Phone: +49.174.3029994






Essential current positions                                                       



Leibniz University of Hanover, Political Science Department


Government Advisor

Ministry of the Interior Baden-Wuerttemberg



State Capital Stuttgart




Professional experience in science                                                      


Privatdozent of Political Science

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


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

Former scientific Think Tank Public Policy Competence Center - Expertise Hub of eDemocracy, State Modernization and Reform Policy, i.a. Board of Directors, Director and Managing Director (1/2014 to 12/2021)


Associate Lecturer, Postdoctoral Researcher of Political Science

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


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

Former scientific Think Tank Inposico Institute Stuttgart - Public Sector Research Center and Advisory Group, Co-Founder and predominantly Dean (7/2003 to 3/2014)


Associate Lecturer of Administrative and Public Management Science

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


Scientific Reviewer, Lecturer of Political Science

HfPol Baden-Wuerttemberg, i.a. Political Science Department (2008 and 5/2011 to 8/2012)


Associate Lecturer, Associate Researcher of Political and Administrative Science

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


Associate Lecturer of Administrative Science

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


Associate Lecturer, Doctoral Researcher of Political and Administrative Science

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


Speaker, Reviewer, Editorial Boards, List Places/Calls and Funds/Grants/Awards

Speaker in the field of major research projects. Reviewer and editorial boards of several refereed journals, several list places and one rejected call to a professorship, as well as various third party funds/grants and (best paper) awards




Political experience, administration, supervisory and advisory boards, administrative and other councils, association meetings, managing boards, executive committees, advisory service and so on (selected)



TVB Stuttgart: Advisory Board Member (5/2022 to present)



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)


Councilor, Speaker, Vice-Chair, Executive Board

State Capital Stuttgart: Member of the council and several commissions (6/2008 to present - mandate interruption 8/2009 to 6/2014). Speaker of Sports (7/2019 to present) and Security (7/2014 to present), Executive Board and fractional Vice-Chair (7/2019 to 1/2022)


Government Advisor

Public Sector, especially several Ministries, i.a. as Project Executive, in particular Ministry of the Interior Baden-Wuerttemberg, Executive Staff/Headquarter, Internal Security Department (1/2000 to 5/2016), at last (6/2016 to present) Digitization Department, temporary bwcon Special Interest Group Smart City


Candidate for Lord Mayor

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


Head, Vice-Chairs, Managing Boards

Executive committees of organizations and associations of the Christian Democratic Union (4/2002 to 11/2021). Alternate candidate, Landtag Baden-Wuerttemberg, electoral district 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)


Public Employee

After professional education/graduate studies, Member of the Regional Government Council/Presidium Stuttgart, Criminal Investigation Department (to 9/1991 and 5/1994 to 12/1999), accompanied by postgraduate studies, cp. below


Also several former Memberships, Executive Boards, Advisory Boards, Chairs and so on

Memberships (e.g. DVPW, IPSA/AISP), executive boards, advisory boards and chairs in different areas, functions as Trustee/Shareholder as well as call for candidacy (2019, withdrawn), Chairman/President (e.V.), and Supervisor/Chairman (AG), VfB Stuttgart 1893




Qualification record and academic degrees                                                                                   


General qualification of university entrance (A-levels) & graduate studies

Diploma and State Examination (similar to a Bachelor of Arts/BA) in Public Management Science, previously professional education, HfPol Baden-Wuerttemberg (1994)


Postgraduate studies

Magister Artium/M.A. (similar 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/Priv.-Doz.) in Political Science, Leibniz University of Hanover (2016)