Vice-Rector for Teaching and Learning

Vice-Rector for Teaching and Learning

Prof. Dr. Isabell van Ackeren

* 1974 in Duisburg

Academic Degrees and Qualifications
2003

Awarded Doctor in Educational Sciences (Dr. phil.) at University of Duisburg-Essen: The Use of Statewide Exits Exams, Assessments and School Inspections for School Development Purposes in England, France and the Netherlands

1997

ERASMUS student exchange, Amsterdam, German as a foreign language; teaching experience at a Dutch secondary school

1994-1999

Studies of German Language and Literacy Studies, Biology and Education at University of Essen (State Examination)

Academic Career
2012

Appointed to a professorship at University of Cologne (Head of Centre for Teacher Education / Educational Research and School Development Research)

Since 2009

Professor of Educational Sciences, University of Duisburg-Essen Main research interests: educational governance and policy, school effectiveness and school improvement research

2007-2009

Professor of Educational Research, University of Mainz

2004-2006

Temporary Professorship, School Pedagogy, University of Duisburg-Essen

2003-2004

Senior Researcher in the education planning and research unit in Essen

2001-2003

Research Assistant in different research projects, Essen

2000-2001

Graduate Assistant, University of Duisburg-Essen

Academic Self-Administration
Since 2014

Vice-Rector for Teaching and Learning at University of Duisburg-Essen

2010-2014

Dean for Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Educational Sciences

2011-2014

Deputy Leader of NRW State Examination Office for Teacher Education

2011-2014

Member of the steering committee of the Centre for Teacher Education at University of Duisburg-Essen

2009-2011

Deputy Director of the Institute of Education, Essen

2007-2009

Spokesperson of the Centre for Educational and Higher Educational Research, University of Mainz

2007-2009

Cooperative leadership of the Centre for Teacher Education at University of Mainz

Other Professional Activities
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the “Gutenberg Lehrkolleg” (Gutenberg Teaching Council) at University of Mainz
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Ruhr Educational Report
  • Member of the Scientific Board of Trustees of “Stake Schule” (nationwide school competition and school network program), Hertie-Foundation
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Wübben-Foundation (support of disadvantaged children and young people)
  • Managerial Head of the Scientific Journal “DDS – Die Deutsche Schule“ (scientific foundation of current discussions and developments in the educational system)
  • Co-editor of „Tertium Comparationis“ (journal for comparative education, international educational relations and intercultural education)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of „Schulpädagogik – heute“ (journal of school pedagogy)