Work experience

  • since 2022, 2012-2015: Deputy director of the Institute for Tourism Research (Institut für Tourismusforschung, ITF) at the Harz University of Applied Science
  • since 2022: Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of "International Journal of Tourism Cities"
  • since 2020: Member of the Advisory Board of "Tourismus Wissen - quarterly"
  • since 2019: Member of the Editorial Board of "Tourism Review"
  • 2015-2018: Board member, German Association for Tourism Research (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tourismuswissenschaft)
  • 2008-2013 Head of tourism department in the competence center of information and communication technologies, tourism and services at the Hochschule Harz, University of Applied Sciences (with Prof. Dr. Axel Dreyer)
  • 2010: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) visiting professor at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand
  • 2007-2023: Member of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI) based in Auckland/New Zealand (Director: Prof. Dr. Simon Milne)
  • Since 2005: Professor of Transport Carrier Management at the Hochschule Harz – University of Applied Sciences, Department of Business Studies
  • 2001-2005: Research associate at the chair of tourism and management (Head: Prof. Dr. W. Freyer), Institute of Economics and Traffic, department of Traffic and Transport Sciences, Dresden University of Technolog
  • 2000/2001: Lecturer at the University of Trier, department of Tourism Geography (with M. Bahrmann)
  • 1999/2000: Lecturer at vocational schools in Neustadt an der Weinstraße
  • 2000-2001: Head of the coordination centre “City Marketing and Local Agenda 21”, personal assistant to the mayor and spokesman of the city council Bad Dürkheim
  • 1998-2000: Head of the department "City and Traffic Planning" at the FINEIS INSTITUT GmbH, Deidesheim
  • Jobs while studying: Dortmund Utilities (Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG), Dortmund; Traffic logistics, consulting and engineering PLC (Verkehrslogistik, Consulting und Engineering GmbH), Dortmund; FINEIS INSTITUT GmbH, Deidesheim; Complan, company for communal planning and city development PLC (Gesellschaft für kommunale Planung und Stadtentwicklung mbH), BerlinCity council Trier, department of traffic planning, Trier


  • 2004: PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) at the department of Traffic and Transport Sciences “Friedrich List” at Dresden University of Technology 
  • April 1998: Received the academic degree of graduate engineer, Topic of dissertation: “Mobility Behaviour of Adolescents“
  • 1995 to 1996: Real Estate Planning and Land Law, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)
  • 1993 to 1998: Studies of Spatial Planning at the University of Dortmund
  • 1991 to September 1993: Studies of Tourism Geography and Economics at the University of Trier Degree: intermediate diploma
  • 1990: Bertha-von-Suttner-Gymnasium in Oberhausen/Rheinland

Languages: German, English


  • Member of examination committee at the Hochschule Harz
  • Member of entrance committee of the master program “Tourism and Destination Development” at the Hochschule Harz
  • Deputy member of faculty concil at the Hochschule Harz
  • Member of different calling committees
  • German Association for Tourism Sciences (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tourismuswissenschaft, DGT)
  • German Association of Transport Sciences (Deutsche Verkehrswissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, DVWG)
  • Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD)
  • International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST)

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