As a teacher, I believe that the most important goal is to encourage students’ motivation to learn by themselves. Being enthusiastic about learning is a key driving force to each student’s success. My pedagogical approach is hence to spark passion and willingness to deeply engage with theories and methods. I want to inspire students to challenge themselves intellectually, to look “beyond the horizon” of existing approaches or methods, and to think critically and creatively. Although I do believe that students have to know certain theories, approaches, key studies, and methods, I strongly believe that it is equally important to foster a mindset that allows them to ask the right and relevant questions and to answer them by drawing from a variety of differnet sources. From my point of view, it is particularly important to be able to connect the dots of acquired knowledge that may seem unrelated at first sight. Understanding underlying principles and applying them to new problems is thus a key aspect of my teaching.

I have taught several courses for undergraduate students in the bachelor program communication science and for graduate students in the master programs communication science and media resarch and communication management at the University of Hohenheim. Currently, I am teaching a lecture on advanced statistics for graduates. Furthermore, I have taught several method workshops for researchers. In the following, you can find an overview of the courses and workshops that I have conducted throughout the last years.

University lectures and courses

  • Societal and Practical Implications of Using Video-On-Demand Services
    graduate level, spring 2018, University of Hohenheim
  • Advanced Statistics
    graduate level, fall 2015, 2016 and 2017, University of Hohenheim
  • Permanently Online, Permanently Connected, Permanently Entertained?
    graduate level, fall, 2017, University of Hohenheim
  • Self-disclosure in the Social Web
    graduate level, spring 2014, University of Hohenheim (with Doris Teutsch)
  • Measuring Online Privacy Literacy: Content Analysis and Scale Construction
    undergraduate level, fall 2013, University of Hohenheim (with Doris Teutsch)
  • Media Psychological Aspects of Online Privacy
    undergraduate level, fall 2014, University of Hohenheim
  • Privacy 2.0 – Between Self-Disclosure and Data Protection
    undergraduate level, fall 2013, University of Hohenheim
  • Addictive Usage Patterns on the Internet
    graduate level, spring 2013, University of Hohenheim

Workshops for researchers

  • Data Visualization with R
    fall 2018, Cornell University
  • Statistical Data Analysis with R
    spring 2018, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • Learning R
    spring 2018, University of Hanover (with Frank M. Schneider)
  • Increasing Privacy: Empowerment or Paternalism?
    fall 2017, Duisburg (with Tobias Dienlin)
  • Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis with R
    spring 2017, University of Erfurt (with Frank M. Schneider)
  • Statistical Data Analysis with R
    spring 2017, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Analyzing Experience Sampling Data: Multilevel-Analysis with R
    spring 2017, University of Rostock

Workshops at schools

  • Online Data Protection
    spring 2017, Körschtalschule, Plieningen (with Doris Teutsch)