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Dr. Sabine Lauer

Dr. Sabine Lauer studied sociology and biostatistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and received her PhD on the topic of "Transformational Governance of Academic Teaching" from the TU Dort­mund University in 2019.  She has been working as a research assistant at the chair since 2013. In particular, she was significantly involved in the BMBF project "TeachGov" (2013–2016), which was also the basis of her cumulative dissertation awarded with the Ulrich Teichler Prize 2020.

More information about Dr. Sabine Lauer

Wilkesmann U.,  & Lauer, S. (2021): How to motivate professors to teach. In Thomsen, Thrya Uth, Lindgreen, Adam, Kjaergaard, Annemette, Rosier, Eleri, & Tuncdogan, Aybars (eds.) Handbook of Teaching and Learning at Business Schools. Edward Elgar Publishing: 277- 290.

Schmitt M., Lauer S.,  & Wilkesmann U. (2021). Work Motivation and Career Autonomy as Predictors of Women's Career Success in STEM. Acta Padagogica Vilnensia ,46, 73–89.

Wilkesmann, U., & Lauer, S. (2020). Hochschule. In RuhrFutur & Regionalverband Ruhr (Eds.), Bildungsbericht Ruhr 2020 (pp. 164–203). Essen: RuhrFutur.

Wilkesmann U., & Lauer, S. (2020). The influence of teaching motivation and new public management on academic teaching. Studies in Higher Education, 45(2), 434–451.

Lauer, S., & Wilkesmann, U. (2019). How the institutional environment affects collegial exchange about teaching at German re­search universities: findings from a nationwide survey. Tertiary Education and Management, 25(2), 131–144.

Lauer, S., & Wilkesmann, U. (2017). The governance of organizational learning - empirical evidence from best-practice universities in Germany. The Learn­ing Organization, 24(5), 266–277.

Schmid, C. J., & Lauer, S. (2016). Institutional (teaching) entrepreneurs wanted! Considerations on the professoriate’s agentic potency to enhance academic teaching in Germany. In L. Leisyte & U. Wilkesmann (Eds.), Organizing academic work in higher education: Teaching, learning and identities (pp. 109–131). London: Routledge.

Wilkesmann, U., & Lauer, S. (2015). What affects the teaching style of German professors? Evidence from two nationwide surveys. Zeitschrift für Er­zie­hungs­wis­sen­schaft18(4), 713–736.

Boulesteix, A. L., Hable, R., Lauer, S., & Eugster, M. J. (2015). A statistical frame­work for hypothesis testing in real data comparison studies. The American Statistician69(3), 201–212.

Boulesteix, A. L., Lauer, S., & Eugster, M. J. (2013). A plea for neutral comparison studies in computational sciences. PloS one8(4), e61562.

Academic career

since 12/2020 'Akademische Rätin auf Zeit' at the Chair of Organizational Studies and Management of Continuing Education, TU Dortmund University 

10/2013–11/2020 Research assistant at the Chair of Organizational Studies and Management of Continuing Education, TU Dortmund University 

10/2012–12/2012 Research assistant at the Working group ‚Biometry in Molecular Medicine‘ IBE, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich


2019  Dr. phil  "Transformational Governance of Academic Teaching“ (grade: “summa cum laude”), TU Dortmund University

2012 M.Sc. in Biostatistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Master thesis: “On the power of resampled-based comparisons of classifiers with real data”, grade=1.7)

2007 Diploma (Dipl. Soz.) in Sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Master thesis: "Kooperation in nicht-kooperativen Spielen mit Verlusten – Ein Online-Vignetten-Experiment“, Note=1.0)

2023 CHER Vienna (with Uwe Wilkesmann): "Factors Influencing the Number of Peer Reviews of Journal Articles by Professors - Empirical Evidence from a Nationwide Survey"

2023 EGOS Cagliar (with Uwe Wilkesmann)i: "Hierarchy at German professorships – The influence of leadership and basic needs satisfaction on work motivation of academic staff members"

2023 SDT Conference Orlando (witht Uwe Wilkesmann): "Effects of leadership behavior and basic needs satisfaction on the work motivation of scientific staff at German professorships"

2022 EGOS Wien (with Olga Wagner, Ronja Vorberg und Uwe Wilkesmann):  "Professorships as the organizational nucleus of the (re-)production of science: Organizing a black box and dealing with (im)perfection"

2019 CHER Kassel (with Uwe Wilkesmann): "The influence of teaching motivation and New Public Management on Academic Teaching”

2018 DGS-Kongress Göttingen (with Uwe Wilkesmann): “Hat das New Public Management die Lehrmotivation verändert? Ein Vergleich zweier repräsentativer Studien aus den Jahren 2009 und 2016/17”

2018 CHER Moscow: "Impacts on collegial exchange about teaching – Evidence from a nationwide survey”

2018 AERA New York (with Uwe Wilkesmann): “The Influence of Regulatory Styles of Teaching Motivation on Academic Teaching”

2017 CHER Jyväskylä (with Uwe Wilkesmann): “Governance of organizational learning: Empirical evidence from best-practice universities in Germany”

2016 CHER Cambridge (with Christian J. Schmid): “Institutional (teaching) entrepreneurs wanted! Considerations of the professoriate’s agentic potency to enhance academic teaching in Germany”

2016 EGOS Neapel (with Alfredo Virgillito, Christian J. Schmid und Uwe Wilkesmann): "In search for a 'powerful' governance to enhance individual teaching performance in Germany"

2016 GfHf Jahrestagung München (with Uwe Wilkesmann): "Transformational Governance of Academic Teaching – Ein Vergleich von für ihre Lehre ausgezeichneten mit ‘nicht-ausgezeichneten’ Hochschulen"

2015 CHER Lissabon (with Christian J. Schmid): "Who cares (and how to take care about academic teaching)!? The impact of individual 'teaching heroes' within German universities"

2015 EGOS Athen (with Christian J. Schmid): “Who cares (and how to take care about academic teaching)?! The impact of individual ‘teaching entrepreneurs’ within German universities”

2014 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (with Uwe Wilkesmann): "Factors that influence research performance and web presence"

2014 EGOS Rotterdam (with Uwe Wilkesmann): "Factors that influence research performance and web presence of German universities (Webometrics ranking) - evidence from a national wide survey from 2011"