Assistant professor for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Corporate Change at the Jackstädt center of entrepreneurship and innovation research, University of Wuppertal; Research fellow at the Institute for Development Strategies, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, USA.
Research interests: Economic and managerial psychology, entrepreneurship and innovation, organizational behavior; specifically: cognition, learning, and decision-making, including the formation of intentions, sources and consequences of optimism, risk perceptions, hope, and social and competitive attitudes, as well as decision-making in foreign contexts.
Degrees: Doctor in Management Science (~ Ph.D.), Radboud University Nijmegen, 2010; Dipl.-Inf. (~ M.Sc. in Computer Science), Humboldt University, Berlin, 2003; Dipl-Kfm. (~ M.Sc. in Management), Humboldt University, Berlin, 2001.
Previous positions: University of Antwerp, Department of Management (2009-2012); Max Planck Institute of Economics, Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Public Policy Group (2007-2009); Humboldt University of Berlin, Entrepreneurial Studies and Innovation Management (2006-2007); Humboldt University of Berlin, Artificial Intelligence Group (2002-2006)
Visiting: Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2010), Florida International University (2009)