Our Professional Teaching Staff

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Aden

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Aden has been a professor of German and European public law, public policy and public administration since 2009. He also serves as data protection commissioner for the BSEL. His research focuses on accountability, human rights, data protection, police law, right of assembly, law and technology, and environmental law and policy. His research projects primarily examine the interfaces between law, politics, and administration from a national as well as European and
international perspective (For further information click here).


Prof. Dr. Oesten Baller

Prof. Dr. Oesten Baller has been a professor since 1997. In his teaching and research, he concentrates on the subjects of security law as well as constitutional and administrative law in Central and Eastern Europe. He is also director of the Institute for Cooperation with Central and Eastern European Countries in Public Reform (IMO) at the BSEL and was involved in major consulting projects, among others in Russia, Ukraine and
Afghanistan (For further information click here).


Prof. Dr. Sigrid Betzelt

Prof. Dr. Sigrid Betzelt has a been professor for Social Sciences, specialising in the sociology of work and organisations since 2009. She is an expert on labour markets and social policy at the national level and from a European comparative perspective, as well as their respective effects on social rights, inequality and gender. She is also a member of the Harriet-Taylor-Mill Institute for Economics and Gender Studies and of the Institute for International Political
Economy. (For further information click here).


Dr. Raphael Bossong

Dr. Raphael Bossong is a research associate at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin, where he is responsible for EU Justice and Home Affairs. He previously worked at the European University Viadrina, the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy in Hamburg and at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin. His research interests span the spectrum of non-military security policy, with a focus on counter-terrorism, border security and disaster management. (For further information click here)


Prof. Dr. Marc Coester

Prof. Dr. Marc Coester has been a professor of criminology at the BSEL since 2014. Before joining, Coester, who holds a degree in educational science, worked for the institutes of criminology at the Universities of Tübingen and Marburg, the Crime Prevention Council of Lower Saxony’s ministry of justice, and the German Congress on Crime Prevention. Among other topics, he is an expert on crime prevention, right-wing extremism, hate crime, evaluation research and recidivism research. (For further information click here).


Prof. Dr. Anna Daun

Prof. Dr. Anna Daun has been a professor of political science at BSEL since 2016. Her teaching and research fall within the subcategories of International Relations and Security Studies. She is especially interested in security cooperation, fragile states, intelligence and civil protection. Before joining the Berlin School of Economics and Law she worked for the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in the subject areas of risk perception and risk communication (For further information click here).


Prof. Dr. Thomas Gil

Prof. Dr. Thomas Gil has been a professor of philosophy at the Technical University of Berlin since 1981, having held the Chair of Philosophy at the University of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) and the Chaim Perelman Chair at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Murcia (Spain), the City University of London and the State University of New York in Albany (USA). He has authored several books and articles on ethical judgment and normative structures, scientific research and practical reasoning, human action and rationality (For further information click here).


Prof. Dr. Vincenz Leuschner

Prof. Dr. Vincenz Leuschner has been a professor of criminology and sociology at BSEL since 2017. Prior to that, he was a professor at the University of Applied Education in Berlin and a research associate at the Free University of Berlin. His main research interests are in the field of research on violence (amok, terrorism), social problems, developmental criminology, crime prevention and sociology of social relations (For further information click here).


Prof. Dr. Wim Nettelnstroth

Prof. Dr. Wim Nettelnstroth has been a professor of psychology and human resources management at BSEL since 2012, and quality officer of Department 5 since 2014. Outside the university, he worked at Daimler AG in both the psychological customer and product research fields. Main focuses of his work and research include personnel and organisational psychology, in particular personnel selection, communication/conflict, leadership and organisational diagnosis (For further information click here).


Dr. Sorcha MacLeod

Dr Sorcha MacLeod is an international guest lecturer at the BSEL. She was appointed in June 2017 after many years of teaching and research at the University of Sheffield in the UK. She is a legal expert in international private security and human rights, international law, and business and human rights, and has advised the UN, EU, governments, civil society and policy-makers on regulation of international private security companies (For further information click here).


Prof. Dr. Janine Neuhaus

Prof. Dr. Janine Neuhaus has been a professor of psychology and research methods since April 2017. Previously, she worked as a research consultant at Potsdam University (2015-2017) and as a research associate within several third-party-funded research projects at the Free University of Berlin (2004-2015; in cooperation with the Berlin Criminal Investigation Department/  LKA Berlin, Volkswagen-Foundation etc.). She is an expert on crime prevention, youth violence, intervention research, evaluation research and gender research. (For further information click here).


Prof. Dr. Claudius Ohder

Prof. Dr. Claudius Ohder has been a professor of criminology at the BSEL (formerly FHVR Berlin) since 1996. He has additionally been head of the Security Management programme at the BSEL since 2005. He is an expert in the fields of crime prevention, regulatory impact assessment, and urban security. (For further information click here).


Prof. Dr. Jan Dirk Roggenkamp

Prof. Dr. Jan Dirk Roggenkamp is a professor of public law at the BSEL. His current research agenda focuses on IT law, especially the legal implications of police work and information technology (e.g. data retention, monitoring and surveillance of IT, use of social networks, data protection and privacy). Prior to joining the BSEL in 2017, Roggenkamp was a professor at the Police Academy of Lower Saxony (For further information click here).


Karsten Schulz, Dipl.-Komm.wirt, B.A., M.A., MBA

Karsten Schulz has been a lecturer in the fields of business administration, management and marketing at BSEL since 2005. He is involved in the conception of several innovative study courses and the formation of cooperation schemes and networks with international universities.

 

 


Prof. Dr. Birgitta Sticher

Prof. Dr. Birgitta Sticher has been a professor of psychology and leadership studies at the BSEL (formerly FHVR Berlin) since 1998. Since 2007 she has been internship coordinator for the Security Management programme at the BSEL. Her research focuses on public involvement in disaster protection, investigative interviewing and the examination of pro-social behaviour in times of crisis/catastrophe (For further information click here).


 

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