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Scientific advisory board
Scientific Advisory Board of the IWM

The Scientific Advisory Board advises the foundation, its organs, and the IWM in basic technical and interdisciplinary aspects of the institute's scientific and technical program, its collaborations, and its medium-term research and development strategy. The board regularly evaluates the IWM's scientific work and advises the Foundation Board in the appointment of the Director and the Senior Scientists.


The IWM Scientific Advisory Board consists of seven members:

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Detlev Leutner (Chairman), Head of the Department of Instructional Psychology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Prof. Dr. Birgit Spinath (Vice Chairwoman), Professor for Educational Psychology, Department of Psychology, Heidelberg University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Vincent Aleven, Director Undergraduate Programs, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, USA

Prof. Dr. Eva Jonas, Head of the Division of Social Psychology at the University of Salzburg, Austria

Prof. Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer, Programme Director of Research in Education, School of Health Professions Education, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Prenzel, Susanne Klatten Endowed Chair of Educational Research, Technical University of Munich

Prof. Dr. Stefan Stürmer, Head of the Department of Social Psychology at the FernUniversität in Hagen