Katharina Wesselmann was appointed Professor for Classical Philology (pay scale group W3) at the Faculty of Arts.
Katharina Wesselmann studied Greek and Latin philology and art history in Tübingen, Cologne, and Basel and completed her doctorate in Basel on mythical narrative structures in the works of Herodotus in 2010. From 2009 to 2015, she was a research assistant for the Basel Iliad Commentary project and completed her post-doctoral qualification (habilitation) in 2018 with a commentary on Book 7. In addition to her academic work, she was a teacher of Latin and Greek and a lecturer for subject-specific didactics at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland since 2014. In 2019, she took up the Professorship for Didactics of Ancient Languages in Kiel, which she held until she joined the faculty of the University of Potsdam.
In her research, she examines new perspectives on ancient literature. She is interested in identity categories such as gender and ethnicity, but also in the history of classical philology itself with regard to canonization and cultural constructs.
Carsten Meinert was appointed Professor for Civil Law, Corporate and Tax Law (pay scale group W2) at the Law Faculty.
He previously worked as a judge at the fiscal court in Cologne. As part of a secondment to Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, he gained a post-doctoral qualification (habilitation) with a thesis on civil law. Carsten Meinert completed his doctorate on commercial and tax accounting law. Both his habilitation thesis and his doctorate were recognized with science awards. Before studying law, he completed a cooperative training program with a degree in fiscal affairs (“Diplom-Finanzwirt (FH)”).
In addition to civil and corporate law, his main areas of research include tax law. His teaching activities also focus on these areas of law. In addition, he is the acting head of the master's degree programs "Corporate and Tax Law" and "Tax Law".
Marcus Grum was appointed Professor for Business Informatics, esp. AI-Based Application Systems (pay scale group W1) at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.
He studied computer science, business administration, and business informatics and received his doctorate in applied computer science in the field of artificial intelligence at the University of Potsdam in 2021. He then worked as a postdoc at the Chair of Business Informatics of the UP until 2023 and also volunteered as a board member of the Institute for Business Informatics and Digital Society e.V (WIDG) from 2023 on. He also headed the AI laboratory he set up and various research projects he acquired in the field of AI from 2022 to 2023.
For his research, which focuses on process-oriented AI system design, he was awarded the WIDG dissertation prize and the Werner-von-Siemens-Ring Foundation's Young Scientist award 2023, among others. His main research areas are the study of AI-based system design, its management and evaluation.