Meet the people
The Academic Committee advises and assists the Management and the Shareholders’ Board in shaping ECAS’ academic agenda.
Members of The Academic Committee
Prof. Dr. Simone Abels is Professor of science education and Vice President at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. Her research interests are in inclusive science education, inquiry-based learning, reflective teacher education and video-based professional development.
Prof. Dr. James Conroy is Professor of Religious and Philosophical Education (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith) and Dean of Global Engagement for Europe at the Universitiy of Glasgow. He is also Academic Director of ECAS.
Prof. Dr. Graeme Cooke is Head of School and Professor of Physical Organic Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses upon the design, synthesis and characterisation of functional molecules, macromolecules and surfaces.
Prof. Dr. Burkhardt Funk is professor for information systems at Leuphana University. His research interests encompass building statistical models and decision support systems based on methods from machine learning and Bayesian statistics in a variety of application contexts such as E-Health and E-Commerce.
Prof. Dr. Erich Hörl is Professor of Media Culture and Media Philosophy.
His research focusses on the conceptualization of a general ecology as well as on the history, the problems and challenges of the contemporary technological condition.
Prof. Dr. Lorna Hughes is Professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow, where she is based in the Information Studies Subject area. Her research focuses on the creation of digital cultural heritage, and the use and re-use of digital collections for research, teaching, and public engagement. She has a specific interest in the conceptualisation, development, implementation and categorisation of digital methods in the humanities, and the collaborations between the humanities and scientific disciplines that drive this agenda.
Prof. Dr. Iain MacNeil is the Alexander Stone Chair of Commercial Law at the University of Glasgow where he heads the research group on corporate and financial law. His research interests focus on a range of issues in corporate governance and financial regulation, including sustainable finance and the implications for the global legal order of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Prof. Dr. Markus Reihlen is Professor of Strategic Management at Leuphana University Lüneburg. From 2010 to 2012 he was Graduate School Dean of Studies and from 2012 until 2020 Vice President responsible for the Leuphana Graduate School, Young Academics and Entrepreneurship.
Prof. Dr. Sabina Siebert is Professor of Management at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK. Her research interests include organizational and institutional change, trust and distrust, organizations and professions, and management in the creative industries. Currently she is Academic Fellow in the Scottish Parliament researching the topic of how Parliamentary spaces affect the practices, modes of working and people’s interactions.
Jörg Philipp Terhechte
Prof. Dr. Jörg Philipp Terhechte is Professor of Public, European and International Law at and Vice President of Leuphana
Henrik von Wehrden
Prof. Dr. Henrik von Wehrden is the dean of the faculty of sustainability at Leuphana and member of the methods center. His work focuses on applying methods
in a new context to create novel knowledge. His research spans across many spatial scales and systems, as well as explores the normative dimensions of methodological research.
Prof. Dr. Bridgette Wessels focuses broadly on the research of social and cultural change in the digital age and the dynamics of social inequalities in digital societies. For instance, she has undertaken research projects on social exclusion and digital divides, financial exclusion and the e-economy, social media and political inequality, health inequalities and telehealth, welfare services and (digital) identity, regional/digital journalism and participatory democracy, and e-policing, ethnicity and communities. She also focuses on cultural participation in the digital age. Debates about the ‘Fourth Industrial’ are framing her research on work, smart publics and 5G.