As a teacher, I believe that the most important goal is to encourage students' self-motivation. 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 traditional 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 and particularly by connecting 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 throughtout the last years.

University lectures and courses

  • 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
  • Measuring Online Privacy Literacy: Content Analysis and Scale Construction
    undergraduate level, fall 2013, University of Hohenheim
  • 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

Thesis supervision

  • Weber, E. (2017). Einfluss von Humor auf die Wissensvermittlung durch Science Slams. Bachelor thesis. Germany: University of Hohenheim.
  • Burth, E. (2017). Der Einfluss situativer Faktoren auf Symptome der Smartphone-Abhängigkeit. Bachelor thesis. Germany: University of Hohenheim.
  • Kostadinova, D. (2016). Shaping you body with Instagram: Die Wirkung sportbezogener Instagram-Nutzung auf sportliche Aktivität. Master thesis. Germany: University of Hohenheim.
  • Stärkel, C. (2016). Impression Management auf Instagram: Adaption der Privacy Calculus-Theorie auf den Selbstdarstellungskontext. Bachelor thesis. Germany: University of Hohenheim.
  • Weiblen, M. (2015). Privatheit - Ein Gut der Gebildeten? Die Rolle der Privatheitskompetenz im Umgang mit Privatheit auf Facebook. Bachelor thesis. Germany: University of Hohenheim.
  • Enns, L. (2015). Privatheitsverhalten beim Online-Shopping: Der Einfluss von Bedenken, Einstellungen und Intentionen auf die Datenpreisgabe in Online-Shops. Germany: University of Hohenheim.
  • Götz, D. (2015). "Ich weiß, du weißt" - Subjektive Nutzung und Reaktion auf Statusmeldungen bei WhatsApp. Germany: University of Hohenheim.
  • Ortwein, V. (2014). Der Einfluss der Smartphone-Nutzung auf das Selbstoffenbarungsverhalten über Instant-Messenger und die daraus resultierende Beeinflussung zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen. Germany: University of Hohenheim.
  • Zeller, N. (2014). Subjektive Einschätzung von privaten bzw. intimen Informationen bei der Selbstoffenbarung im Social Web. Germany: University of Hohenheim.
  • Porath, M. (2014). Der Einfluss von Smartphones auf die Nutzung und Selbstoffenbarung auf Facebook. Germany: University of Hohenheim.

Workshops for researchers

  • 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