Curriculum Vitae

Aug. 2015 - Feb. 2016

Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles

April 2010 - March 2014

Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Potsdam

Oct. 2009 - March 2010

Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Potsdam

Since Sept. 2004

Head of the Faculty of Religious Studies with Focus on Christianity at the University of Potsdam

July 2004

W2 professorship Systematische Theologie at the University of  Koblenz-Landau

July - Aug. 2004

Guest lecturer at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy and Theology, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore/India


Habilitation for Systematic Theology: „Selbstdefinition des Christentums am Beispiel der Ausgrenzung der Gnosis durch Justin und Irenäus - rekonstruiert mit Luhmanns Codetheorie“

1998 - 2001

Teaching assignment at the University of Eichstätt.

1996 - 1997

Visiting International Professor at the University of Dayton/USA.


Doctorate summa cum laude in philosophy: ”Über Leben. Philosophische Untersuchungen zur ökologischen Ethik und zum Begriff des Lebewesens“. (It won the University of Augsburg prize in 1996 and was the highest-rating philosophical work at the German Ethics Prize 1996.)

1990 - 2003

Assistant Chair of Pastoral Theology of the University of Augsburg


Diploma in Catholic theology with a thesis on the influence of Martin Heidegger on Bernhard Welte


Educational activity and study in the Philippines

1982 - 88

Study of Catholic theology and philosophy in Augsburg and Munich


Born in Rain am Lech, married, three children, living in Potsdam