Curriculum Vitae

2012 – To date Rector, Swiss German University, BSD City, Indonesia
2011 – To date Director of the Ilmenau Centre for Public Diplomacy Research and Training
2003 – To date Director of the International Research Group on Crisis Communication
1998 – 2012 Full Professor of Media Studies (with tenure) and Head of the Department of Media Studies, Ilmenau University of Technology
2010 – 2011 Consultant, Konrad-Adenauer Foundation
2010 Founding Chair, International and intercultural Communication Division, German Communication Association
2008 – 2010 Chair, Network Intercultural and International Communication
2008 – 2011 Consultant, Institute of Foreign Relations, Stuttgart
2008 – 2011 Consultant, International Institute of Journalism, Berlin (GIZ)
2004 Visiting Professor, Department of Communication, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines (DAAD fellow)
2004 – 2011 Consultant, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin
2003 – 2010 Consultant, Federal Academy of Security Policy, Berlin
2003 Guest instructor, Multilateral Academy and BiH School of Politics, Bosnia-Herzegovina
2001 – 2011 Consultant, Bundeswehr Academy of Information and Communication, Strausberg
2000 – 2003 Member of the Finance Board of Ilmenau University of Technology
2000 – 2011 Academic supervisor and guest lecturer at Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2000 – 2001 Consultant, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt
2000 / 2001 Visiting Professor, Department of Communication, Atma Jaya University Yogyakarta, Indonesia (DAAD fellow)
1999 – 2001 Founding Director of the Institute of Media and Communication Science, Ilmeau University of Technology
1997 – 2000 Chair of the Journalism Studies Division of the German Communication Association
1994 – 1998 Associate Professor of Journalism and Senior Researcher, Institute of Communication and Media Science, University of Leipzig, Germany
1994 – 2005 Consultant in Mongolia, Pakistan and Indonesia, Friedrich-Ebert Foundation
1991 – 1994 Consultant, German Journalist’s Association
1988 – 1994 Research Associate, Institute of Communication Science, University of Münster, Germany
1988 Dr. phil. (“summa cum laude”), University of Münster (promoted by Philosophical Faculty to directly receive the doctorate degree)
1984 – 1988 Television and Radio Reporter, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne, Germany
1983 Reporter, Ceylon Daily Mirror, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1983 Reporter, dpa (Deutsche Presseagentur), Hamburg
1982 – 1984 Board Member of the Philosophical Faculty, University of Münster
1982 Reporter (trainee), Ruhr-Nachrichten, Dortmund
1981 – 1988 Master and doctoral studies: Communication Science, Political Science, Sociology, European Ethnology, University of Münster
1978 – 1980 Soldier, German Bundeswehr
1966 – 1978 Elementary School and High School (Gymnasium), Dortmund
6 August 1959 Born in Dortmund, Germany

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