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Education and Career

2006-present  Head of Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna (before 2011: Department of Economic Psychology, Educational Psychology and Evaluation)
2004-2006  Funding Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna
2000-present  Chair Bildung-Psychology and Evaluation, University of Vienna
1998-1999  Provisional Vice-Rector for personal development and higher education, University of Graz
1995-2000 Invited Visiting Professor of Applied Psychology und Methodology,Department of Psychology (full position), University of Graz
1995   Habilitation (venia docendi) in psychology, University of Vienna
1990-1995  Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna
1989-1992   Research Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development and Education in Berlin (Department of Paul B. Baltes)
1985   Dr.rer.nat. in psychology, University of Vienna
1980-1989  Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna
1976    Mag.rer.nat. (Diplom) in mathematics, University of Vienna
1975-78   High School Teacher (mathematics and history) at the 2nd Bundesgymnasium II in Vienna
1975    Dr. phil. in history, University of Vienna

 

Visiting Professorships, Lectureships and Reserach Stays

  • Senior Researcher at the Winter School of Associazione Italiana di Psicologia, Palermo, Italy (2013)
  • Senior Researcher at the Winter School of the European Association for Developmental Psychology, Tenerife, Spain (2010)
  • Senior Researcher at the Summer School der European Association for Developmental Psychology, Syros, Greek (2008)
  • Visiting research fellowship at the Kyoto University, Global COE (Centers of Excellence) Program, Kyoto, Japan (2008)
  • Short-term Research Visiting Professorship at the University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway (2007)
  • Lectureships at the University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland (2001-2012)
  • Lectureship at the Michigan State Universtity, USA (1993)
  • Lectureships at the Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany (1991-1992)

 

Awards

  • Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Arts first class (2016)
  • Franz Emanuel Weinert Award for outstanding research and knowledge transfer in society (2014)
  • Kardinal-Innitzer-Award for outstanding research (2011)
  • Science Award of the Margarete Lupac foundation of the Austrian Parliament for Parliamentarism and Democracy (2011)
  • Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria (2010)
  • Medal of honour of the Leibnitz University Hannover (2010)
  • Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science (APS) (2010)
  • Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria (2010)
  • Käthe-Leichter-Award for Gender Research from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Culture and Cultural Affairs (2009)
  • Winner of the University Management Award of Danube University Krems for the Department for Psychology (2006)
  • Award for Humanities and social sciences from the city of Vienna (2006)
  • creative teaching (E-Learning) from the University of Vienna (2002)
  • Bank Austria Research Award for innovations in the field of interdisciplinary study (2002)
  • Best practice award for innovative teaching from the University of Vienna (2001)

 

Tasks in the Scientific Community

  • President of the scientific advisory board of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation  (since 2017)
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the bifie (Bundesinstitut für Forschung, Innovation und Entwicklung im Schulwesen) (since 2017)
  • Chariperson of the scientific advisory board of the Austrian Research Association (since 2016)
  • Jury Chairperson for the Franz-Emanuel-Weinert-Prize 2016 of the German Society for Psychology (2015-2016)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Global Implementation Initiative (since 2015)
  • Coordinating Lead Author for the International Panel on Social Progress (since 2015)
  • Jury Member for the Science Award, Upper Austria 2015 (2014-2016)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the third Austrian National Report on Education (2014-2016)
  • Member of the advisory board for the strategy formation of  “Innovatives Wien 2020”
  • Member of the Austrian Council of Migration (since 2014)
  • Jury Member for the Young Science Award of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (since 2013)
  • Member and deputy chairperson of the Advisory Board for Quality Management for Teachers’ Education in Austria (since 2013)
  • Member of the Board of directors of the Austrian Society for Criminology (since 2013)
  • Member of the International Research Network "Teacher learning – teacher competencies – teacher performance" of the World Education Research Associaation (since 2012)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation German Forum for Delinquency Prevention (since 2012)
  • Jury Member for the CORECHED-Prize for educational research, Switzerland (since 2012)
  • Member of the Council for “PädagogInnenbildung NEU - Die Zukunft der Pädagogischen Berufe“ (2012- 2013)
  • Member of the scientific committee of the Young Science Award,  Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (2012)
  • Member of the board of directors of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation  (since 2012)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the second Austrian National Report on Education (2011-2012)
  • Member of the scientific committee for the funding initiative “Kompetenzmodellierung und -messung im tertiären Bildungssektor“, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (2010-2015)
  • President of the Austrian Society of Psychology (2010-2014)
  • Scientific Advisor for Universities Austria (UNIKO), Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy to create a national qualification framework (2010-2011)
  • Member of the Conseil Scientifique of the Luxembourgian Ministry of Education (since 2010)
  • Past-president of the European Society for Developmental Psychology (ESDP) (2009-2011)
  • Head of the Committee for Education and Apprenticeship, Austrian Research Association (ÖFG) (since 2008)
  • Member of the board of directors for research in Vocational and Educational Training of the Swiss Federal Office for Vocational and Educational Training and Technology (BBT) (2008-2012)
  • Expert on the topic “Does our educational system discriminate against girls” at the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men of the Council of Europe in Paris (2008)
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Austrian Research Association (since 2008)
  • Management Committee member of Autria for the COST Action IS0801 of the European Science Foundation on Cyberbullying: Coping with Negative and Enhancing Positive Uses of New Technologies, in Relationships in Educational Settings (2008-2012)
  • President of the European Society for Developmental Psychology (ESDP) (2007-2009)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the first Austrian National Report on Education (2007-2009)
  • Chair of the European Expert Panel “European Reference Index for the Humanities” for Psychology of the European Science Foundation (2007-2008)
  • Member and vice-chair of the board of directors of the University Wuppertal (since 2007)
  • Vice-president of the Austrian Organization of University Professors (since 2007)
  • President elect of the European Society for Developmental Psychology (ESDP) (2006-2011)
  • Member of  the Initiative „Neues Lernen“, Private Foundation Köck (2006-2011)
  • Member of the scientific committee of the Center for Higher Education Development and Quality Enhancement, University of Duisburg (2005-2010)
  • Reviewer for the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” (German Research Associations) for psychological Diagnosis in Educational Psychology (2005-2007)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Leadinghouse "Social Competencies" at the Institute of Business Education and Educational Management, University St. Gallen (2005-2007)
  • Member of the task force “Empfehlungen für Rankings im Wissenschaftssystem” of the German Council of Science and Humanities (2004-2005)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Applied Developmental Science, University Jena (2004-2010)
  • Member of the task force “Elite University” of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research (2004-2005)
  • Reviewer for the evaluation of the German Institute for Psychology Information (2004)
  • Reviewer for the Evaluation of the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) (2004)
  • Reviewer for "Evaluation of Countermeasures" of the national research-programm about right-wing extremism, Swiss National Foundation (2004)
  • Member of the “Zukunftskommision” of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research to develop a concept to reform the Austrian school system (2003-2005)
  • Member of the committee “Neue Wege in der Medizinerausbildung”, Stifterverband Deutsche Wissenschaft (2003-2005)
  • Member of the board of directors of the University of Hannover (2003-2010)
  • President of the DeGEval (German Society for Evaluation) (2003-2011)
  • Chairperson of the section “Methods and Evaluation of the German Society of Psychology” (DGPs) (2003-2005)
  • General rapporteur of the OECD/CERI regional seminar "Lebenslanges Lernen in der Wissensgesellschaft - Voraussetzungen und Rahmenbedingungen" in Vienna (2003)
  • Mentor in the EU-Mentoring Project, University of Vienna (2001-2003)
  • Member of the founding convent of the University of Vienna accordin to the University Law 2002 (2002-2003)
  • Member of the admission office „Family and Work” of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and Women (2002-2005)
  • Member of the Executive Committee, European Society for Developmental Psychology (ESDP) (1999-2011)
  • Board Member of the Austrian Society for Psycholgoy (ÖFG) (1997-1999)
  • Board Member of the Austrian Society for interdisciplinary family studies (ÖGIF) (1997-2004)
  • Member of the Academic Senate, University of Vienna (1992-1995)
  • Member of the Austrian steering group OECD/CERI/IHME (1992-1995)

 

Editorials

  • Co-editor: European Journal of Developmental Psychology (2003-2012)
  • Co-editor: Zeitschrift für Evaluation (since 2003)
  • Co-editor: Zeitschrift für Psychologie/ Journal of Psychology (since 2001)
  • Co-editor: Newsletter Entwicklungspsychologie (1985-1988)
  • Editorial Consultant: Zeitschrift für Bildungsforschung (since 2011)
  • Editorial Consultant: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training (since 2008)
  • Editorial Consultant: Diagnostica (since 2006)
  • Editorial Consultant: Learning & Instruction (since 2005)
  • Editorial Consultant: Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht (since 2003)
  • Editorial Consultant: Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie (2002-2012)
  • Editorial Consultant: Buchreihe Pädagogische Psychologie und Entwicklungspsychologie (since 2001)
  • Editorial Consultant: European Psychologist (1997-2011)
  • Editorial Consultant: High Ability Studies (1996-1998)
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