Meet the Team

Meet the team

Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel
Ehlers

Director of the Researchgroup and Professorship for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning

Ulf is a learning innovation expert, founder of mindful-leaders.net, serial entrepreneur, Scientific Director and Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University in Karlsruhe in 2011. From 2011-2017 he held the position of Vicepresident at the same university and has been responsible for Quality and Academic Affairs.

He held positions as Associate Professor of University Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Professor for Technology Enhanced Learning of University Augsburg (Germany) and Associate Professor of the Graduate School for Management and Technology of the University of Maryland University College (USA). Ulf has delivered  keynotes and been speaking  to audiences in more than 45 countries. He is author of more than 10 books and 150 scholarly articles with over 3000 academic citations. Ulf is a trained coach, facilitator and expert for mindful communication, and holds degrees in English Language, Social Sciences and Education Sciences from the University of Bielefeld, where he finished his Ph.D. with honors in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning in 2003. He was awarded his habilitation in 2008 from the University of Duisburg-Essen. His writings on Quality  in education are internationally awarded.

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Vanessa
Steinmetz

Sekretariat

Vanessa Steinmetz has been working in the secretariat at the Chair of Education Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe since January 2024.

The qualified marketing communications specialist worked as a marketing manager in a digital agency from 2014 to 2023. As the team's fairy, she contributes her knowledge and experience from the digital industry to the team in addition to general office organization and coordination.

Laura
Eigbrecht

Researcher

Laura Eigbrecht is an academic assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning.

As a doctoral candidate, she conducts research in the field of transformative and participatory future skills in higher education. After her binational bachelor's degree and her master's degree in children's and youth media, she worked at the children's channel of ARD and ZDF as well as in teaching and consulting in the field of migration, language and education.

She continues to produce podcasts and radio segments on topics such as the future of higher education and sustainability.

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Dr. Martin
Lindner

Researcher

Dr. Martin Lindner is an expert in digital education and training, cloudlearning and microlearning.

Since 2005, he has been advising and supporting organizations and companies in using the latest web media and technologies to redesign concrete learning experiences and knowledge processes.

In the last century he was a literary scholar and cultural semiotician (Dr. phil habil.). 

After training as an "author of interactive learning media", he was a visiting professor at the University of Innsbruck in 2002-2004 (for the interfaculty focus Media - Communication - Education - Knowledge), and at Research Studios Austria in 2004-2009 (as a senior researcher for microlearning / microinformation). Since 2010 he has been working as a knowledge worker on a freelance basis and in changing projects. Since 2023 he is a scientific project worker in the "Research Group NextEducation" at DHBW Karlsruhe (project "AI-Campus 2.0").

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Emily
Rauch

Researcher

Emily Rauch has been working as an academic assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning since 2021.

She studied European Culture and History of Ideas in her Bachelor's and Master's degree at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

As a research assistant, she already built up the team's public relations since 2020 and continues to be responsible for the websites and social media as content manager.

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Jörn
Allmang

Researcher

Jörn Allmang is an academic assistant at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University.

He studied educational science with a focus on media education and adult education in both his BA and MA. During his studies, he worked in various innovative areas of the e-learning industry ranging from conceptual work in an e-learning agency to a research institute.

In addition to his position at the DHBW, he is also employed as a research assistant at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University. There he is responsible for the conception of (media-) didactic training offers for lecturers as well as for the realization of these.

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Lena
Sperle

Researcher

Lena Sperle is an academic assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning.

She studied Translation, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the JGU in Germersheim in her Bachelor's degree and Intercultural Communication and European Studies at the HS Fulda in her Master's degree and is very interested in international cooperation, European topics and traveling.

During her Master's she was a student assistant in European Law and worked as an intern at the International Centre of the University of Bergen in Norway.

She followed this activity with her first position at the International Office at EH Ludwigsburg and is now part of the EU projects ENCORE+ and CHAISE at DHBW since June 2023.

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Tanja
Dauth

Academic Researcher

Tanja Dauth is an academic assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University.

She studied Tourism Management at the Cooperative State University in Ravensburg, completed 2 semesters abroad in France at the Université d'Angers and then worked as a semesters abroad in France at the Université d`Angers and then worked for over ten years as Head of Corporate Communications and Media Cooperation at L'TUR Tourismus AG in Baden-Baden.She was also responsible for public relations for the "Deutsche Medienpreis" award ceremony of the company media control Baden-Baden (award winners include Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama). Head of Corporate Communications and Media Cooperation at L'TUR Tourismus AG in Baden-Baden for over ten years.

She was also responsible for public relations for the "German Media Prize" awards ceremony organized by media control Baden-Baden (award winners included Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama).She was also a project manager in the mail order business and organized trips all over the world in the tourism industry.

At the DHBW, she is responsible for the network communication of the projects of the Chair of Education Management and Lifelong Learning and supports the "KI-Campus" project.

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Josefine
Schaeffer

Research Assistant

Josefine Lilith Schaeffer has been a student assistant at the DHBW in Prof. Dr. Ehlers' team since December 2022. She is currently studying architecture at the Hda Darmstadt. In her free time she likes to draw and paint.

Marie
Czwielung

Research Assistant

Marie Czwielung has been a student assistant at DHBW in Prof. Dr. Ehlers' team since May 2023.
She is currently studying water management with a focus on environmental engineering and marine biology at Hz University in Middelburg in the Netherlands. Her tasks with us, are mainly in the social media area and design.
In her free time, she likes to work on creative projects and is very involved with the topic of sustainability.

Najnin
Munni

Research Assistant

Najnin Munni is currently studying communication design at the Frankfurt Academy of Fine Arts. She graduated from the University of Heidelberg with a Master's degree in Visual Culture and Art History with an additional major in Media, Communication and Literature. Before coming to Germany, she worked as a video journalist for a television station in Bangladesh. She also works as a freelance researcher and visual content creator. She loves spending her free time with her camera and learning new creative skills.

Patrick
Wilhelm

Studentische Hilfskraft

Patrick Wilhelm arbeitet seit August 2023 als studentische Hilfskraft an der DHBW im Team um Prof. Dr. Ehlers.
Zurzeit studiert er Wirtschaftsingenieurswesen mit der Fachrichtung Bauwesen in Aachen. Die Aufgaben im Team sind vorallem das Content-Managment der Websites. 

Nancy
Wolf

Studentische Hilfskraft

Nancy Wolf ist seit Mai 2024 studentische Hilfskraft an der DHBW im Team um Prof. Dr. Ehlers. Momentan studiert sie Psychologie an der SRH Fernhochschule und befasst sich mit ihrer Bachelorarbeit. In ihrer Freizeit treibt sie gerne Kraftsport und verbringt Zeit mit ihrem Hund.

Stefan
Kaiser

Associate Researcher

Stefan Kaiser has been an external doctoral student at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning in the field of web-based university teaching in engineering courses since 2019. After completing his master's degree in mechanical engineering at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, he worked from 2006 to 2010 as a calculation engineer at Alstom Power Switzerland in the field of strength calculation and durability analysis of gas turbines. Since 2010 he has been working as a scientific teacher, and since 2014 he has been a lecturer for engineering mechanics, strength theory and development & design at the Techniker Schule as well as at the Duale Hochschule Lörrach. Stefan Kaiser lives with his family in Freiburg i. Br.

Laura
Dangel

Researcher

Laura Dangel is an academic assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning.

She studied Business Administration (B.A.) and Business Management (M.Sc.) part-time, majoring in Management, Entrepreneurship & Strategy and specializing in Innovation at Steinbeis University, School of Management and Innovation.
A trained banker and banking specialist, she worked in the financial industry for 11 years.

Her further professional experience also includes working as a consultant in human resources and organizational development.

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Mariya
Angelova

Studentische Hilfskraft

Als Studentin im internationalen IT-Business verknüpfe ich meine Begeisterung für fortschrittliche Technologien mit globalen Geschäftsansätzen. Seit Dezember 2023 arbeite ich aktiv in meinem Berufsfeld und wende mein Wissen in verschiedenen Projekten an.

Abseits meines beruflichen Engagements lebe ich für das Abenteuer des Reisens, wo ich neue Kulturen entdecke und inspirierende Orte erkunde. Meine Liebe zur Fotografie und dem Drehen von Videos ermöglicht es mir, diese Erlebnisse kreativ festzuhalten und mit anderen zu teilen.

Meine Vielseitigkeit zeigt sich durch einen ausgewogenen Mix aus Fachkenntnissen, praktischer Erfahrung und kreativer Entfaltung. Mein Streben gilt stets der Erweiterung meiner Fähigkeiten und dem Betrachten der Welt aus verschiedenen Perspektiven.

Patricia
Bonaudo

Associate Researcher

Patricia Bonaudo was a research assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning from 2019 to 2021. She is currently pursuing a PhD in the field of European Higher Education and Artificial Intelligence. After studying social sciences at the University of Cologne, she completed postgraduate studies in public relations. From 2015 to 2019, she was deputy managing editor of Missy magazine and a member of the board of wearedoingit e.V. She is also a freelance writer, translator, editor, and coach.

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Paul Othusitse
Dipitso

Associate Researcher

Othusitse Paul Dipitso is currently a PhD Candidate in Higher Education Studies at University of the Western Cape in South Africa. His research areas include higher education, work-integrated learning and youth development. His current study focuses on the nexus between higher education, the world of work and employability. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Environmental Science and Masters in Development Studies both from the University of Botswana. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk and Management from Botswana Accountancy College. Othusitse worked as a Teaching Assistant under the Department of Sociology at University of Botswana, and a Research Assistant for various research projects. He is an external doctoral candidate of Prof. Dr Ulf-Daniel Ehlers in the area of lifelong learning and skills development.

Anja
Wieland

Associate Researcher

Anja Wieland has been a personnel development officer at a medium-sized company and global market leader in the field of measurement technology since 2017. After completing her studies in business administration, she now supervises around 900 employees in training and further education as well as organizational development. She gained her first teaching experience as a lecturer at the Nürtingen Geislingen University of Applied Sciences in the module "Control of Complex Systems" and the lecture "Introduction to Business Administration" at Heilbronn University. Since 2018, Anja Wieland is an external PhD student at the chair of Prof. Dr. Ulf Ehlers in the field of Learning Organizations.

Silke
Huber

Personal Assistent of Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

Silke Huber has been working as a personal assistant to Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe in the secretariat at the Chair of Education Management and Lifelong Learning since April 2018.

 

The trained media designer for digital and print media and certified management assistant worked as a technical secretary in a paper mill from 2002 to 2004. Her further professional experience also includes internal sales, clerical work in purchasing, as well as assistance to the executive board office at 1&1.

Mathis
Menrath

Research Assistant

Mathis Menrath has been a student assistant in the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning since summer 2022. His area of responsibility is the maintenance of the website as well as other artistic activities. He is currently studying music informatics in Karlsruhe and is also artistically and creatively active in his free time.

Nicole
Geier

Researcher

Nicole Geier has been working as an academic assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning since 2021.

She studied Leisure and Tourism Management (B.A.) and Human Resource Management (M.Sc.) at the universities of Stralsund, Palma de Mallorca and Koblenz.

As a research assistant, she coordinated a program to support international students and worked as a student trainee in the areas of human resources, project and process management, among others.

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Marina
Brunner

Researcher

Marina Brunner has been working as an academic assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Education Management and Lifelong Learning since 2021.

During her bachelor's degree in marketing communication and advertising at Pforzheim University and her master's degree in digital business at OTH Amberg-Weiden, she worked as a student trainee in the areas of conception, product management and business development.

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Fiona
Schmidbauer

Researcher

Fiona Schmidbauer is an academic assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning.

She studied education and educational science with a minor in sociology at LMU Munich. After her bachelor studies, she worked as a consultant for e-learning at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, where she developed an e-learning concept for personnel development and was involved in the implementation of a knowledge management platform.

Following this position, she completed a master's degree in e-learning and media education at the University of Education in Heidelberg. After completing her master's degree, she has been part of the ENCORE+ project at DHBW Karlsruhe since 2022.

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Dr. Stephanie
Sommer

Project Management AI-Campus

Dr. Stephanie Sommer has been an academic staff member at the Chair of Education Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University since February 2023. Here she leads the research project on the future of work and learning with artificial intelligence (AI) in Karlsruhe within the BMBF joint project "AI Campus".

As a freelancer, her previous focus was on innovation management, applied research and development, and impulses on digital transformation and AI. She taught on these areas at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and at the Philipps University of Marburg. She is a trained banker, studied languages, economics and cultural area studies at the University of Passau and earned her doctorate at the Institute for European Ethnology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. Between her studies and doctorate, she was also an executive assistant and team leader in an intercultural consulting firm. She speaks German, English, French, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese.

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Nicole
Schindele

Nicole Marie Schindele was part of Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers' team as a research assistant from March 2022 to February 2023. She has been studying German language and literature at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology since 2015 and is currently in the master's program. During her studies, she worked, among other things, as a freelancer for the Badische Neueste Nachrichten and as a student assistant at the KIT Archive.

Franziska
Joho

Franziska Joho worked as a research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University until 2021. During her 2-subject bachelor's degree in economics and human resources development/operational pedagogy and her master's degree in business administration at the University of Regensburg, she completed internships in the fields of marketing, human resources development and sales management.

Katharina
Kunze

Katharina Kunze was an academic assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning until the end of 2021. She studied English and music at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. She also completed a Master's degree in American Studies at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. During her studies, she worked as a student trainee in an educational start-up in the field of conception and implementation of digital educational offers.

Sarah
Meertens

Sarah Kellermann was an academic assistant at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning from 2018 to 2019. After completing her Master's degree in International Cultural and Business Studies with a focus on Hispanic Studies and Marketing at the University of Passau, she was Digital Marketing Manager at an online marketing agency in Passau from 2016 to 2018, focusing on performance-driven search engine advertising.

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Tina Marie
Monelyon

Tina Marie Monelyon supported the working group Next Education as an academic assistant in 2021.

Prior to her engagement at DHBW, Ms. Monelyon further developed and marketed an interdisciplinary digital innovation research cluster at Mainz University of Applied Sciences and, in parallel, contributed to increasing online research competencies at Leuphana University Lüneburg as part of a BMBF-funded project that emerged from a virtual hackathon on digital education in the summer semester of 2020. From 2008 to 2020, she has, among other things, managed global strategy projects from India and China and established the India office of a global management consultancy.

During her graduate studies in business administration at the University of Mannheim, Ms. Monelyon discovered her interest in research and teaching through numerous part-time jobs, for example as a tutor for undergraduate marketing. A committed lifelong learner, her part-time studies include a PG Diploma in Modern and Contemporary Indian Art and Curatorial Studies at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, formerly the Victoria & Albert Museum Bombay, and a PG Diploma in Critical Theory, Aesthetics and Practice from Jnanapravaha in Mumbai.

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Elias
Nozaki

Elias Nozaki joined the team at the Chair of Educational Management and Lifelong Learning in January 2020 as a student assistant. From 2011 to 2018, he studied mechanical engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. During this time, he worked as a student trainee at the Fraunhofer IISB Institute in Erlangen in the public relations department and at an IT consulting company, where he founded and managed a video production department. Since the end of 2018, Elias worked independently as a videographer and web designer. In October 2019, he enrolled in the Department of International Management at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe.

Viviane
Seeberger

Viviane Seeberger has been part of Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers' team as a student assistant since March 2022. She has been studying science-media communication at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology since 2019 and is currently completing her bachelor's degree.

Swati
Sharma

Swati Sharma is from India. She works as a student assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe. Her responsibilities include website and social media maintenance and development. She is currently completing her Master's degree at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in the field of Artifical Intelligence. She completed her computer science studies at Punjab Technical University, India. After graduating from India from 2015-2017, she worked in one of the multinational companies.

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