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Curriculum Vitae


  • Diplom-Physiker (M.Sc.), 1993, Universität Hannover, Germany (theoretical nuclear physics, adviser Prof. Peter U. Sauer)
  • Ph.D., 1997, Michigan State University, USA (theoretical nuclear physics, adviser Prof. Wolfgang Bauer)


Currently held positions in boldface.

  • starting 2019: Director of Educational Development and Technology, ETH Zurich
  • 2015-2017, Vice President, CourseWeaver Corp.
  • 2013-2015, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, CourseWeaver Corp.
  • Summer 2013, Guest Professor, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Academic Year 2011/2012, Sabbatical: Visiting Associate Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • since 2011, Associate Professor of Physics (tenured), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University
  • since 2010, Associate Professor of Physics Education (tenured), Lyman-Briggs College, Michigan State University
  • Summer 2006, Guest Professor, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  • 2004-2010, Assistant Professor of Physics Education, Lyman-Briggs College, Michigan State University
  • 2004-2011, Adjunct Professor of Physics, Michigan State University
  • since 2004: Co-Founder and Technology Officer, eduCog, LLC
  • since 1999, Project Director, The LearningOnline Network with CAPA, Division of Science and Mathematics Education, Michigan State University
  • 1997-2011, Director of Laboratory for Instructional Technology in Education, Division of Science and Mathematics Education, Michigan State University
  • 1996, Intern, Cable News Network (CNN), Atlanta
  • 1993-1997, Research Assistant, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, MSU

Commercial Spin-Offs

  • eduCog, LLC, educational services company (2004)
  • CourseWeaver, next generation learning content management and assessment (2013)