1962 in Dinslaken/Germany
Martial status: married, 2 children
1984 - 1990: Studies in Social
Science and Music at the University of Kassel (qualification
aspirate: teacher in secondary schools).
1991 - 1994: Ph.D. scholarship from the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (since 7/1992 ideal sponsorship).
1992 - 1997: Scientific assistant (Ph.D.-Program) and Associate Lecture at the University of Kassel, Department of social sciences.
1996: Doctorate as Dr. rer. pol. at the University of Kassel. Title of the thesis: "Zwischen nationalen Interessen und globalen Entwicklungen: Deutsche Militärpolitik in der neuen Weltunordnung"/ "Between national interests and global developments: German military policy in the new world-disorder" (published at agenda-Verlag 1997).
1997 - 2003: Assistant Professor (preparing habilitation) at the University of Kassel, Department of Social Science, in the field of "International and intersociety relations and foreign policy".
2003: Assistant Professor for Political Science/ International Relations at the Department of Political Science and Visiting Fellow of the Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University, Newark (NJ) USA
2006: Second State Examination as secondary school teacher with the subjets "Social Science/Politics and Economy" and "Music"
2007: Habilitation with the venia legendi for political sciences at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Osnabrück
Privatdozent for political sciences at the Department of Social
Sciences, University of Osnabrück
Since 2009: Master at a secondary school with the subjets "Social Science/Politics and Economy" and "Music"
- Expert Witness for the
scholarship holder group Kassel of the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung
- Member of : German Association for Peace and Conflict Research (= Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK)), Federation of democratic Scientists (= Bund demokratischer Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler(BdWi)), Trade Union for Education and Science (= Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW)), German Association for Political Science (= Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW)).
- Coordinator of the Working Group "Criticism of Military Policy" (Arbeitskreises Militärpolitikkritik (AK-MPK)) of the German Association for Peace and Conflict Research (= Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (AFK)) (Together with Dr. Patricia Bauer/ University of Osnabrück)
- Member of the Peace Research Working Group at the University of Kassel