Personal Details


Andrea Römmele
Born 1967 in Stuttgart
Married, two kids


2001 Habilitation in Political Science, Free University of Berlin. Thesis: Direkte Communication zwischen Parteien und Wählern. Ein internationaler Vergleich
1994 Ph.D. University of Heidelberg, Institute for Political Science. Thesis: Corporate Funding in Party and Election Financing. The United States, Canada, Germany and Great Britain in International Comparison
1991 Master of Arts, University of California at Berkeley & San Francisco State University, USA. Thesis: The Role of Corporate PACs in Congressional Elections
1989-90 Fulbright Scolar, University of California at Berkeley & San Francisco State University (Cross-Registration-Program)
1986-89 Vordiplom, University of Heidelberg. Political Science, history and art history
1986 Heidehofgymnasium in Stuttgart, Germany
1973-80 Deutsche Schule in London (DSL), UK

Employment History

Since 10/2014 Director of Executive Education
Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany
Since 09/2013 Director Executive Program Development and Customized Education
Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany
08/2012-03/2013 Fulbright Distinguished Chair for Contemporary German and European Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
(on leave from Hertie School of Governance)
Since 01/2010 Professor for Communication in Politics and Civil Society, Hertie School of Governance
04/2006-12/2009 Professor for Communication and Media Management, International University Bruchsal
04/2003-03/2006 Director, Interdisciplinary research project: Organizational Innovation? The Role of New ICTs in Political and Commercial Organisations. Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), der University of Mannheim
10/2002-03//2003 Temporary Professor (Lehrstuhlvertretung), University of Mannheim
04/1998-09/2002 Project Coordinator, EU research network “Representation in Europe”, University of Twente/Enschede, Netherlands; University of Mannheim
10/1999-03/2000 Temporary Professor (Lehrstuhlvertretung), Institute for Political Science and Zentrum für Europa und Nordamerika University of Göttingen
01/1995-03/1998 Project Director, EU-project “Campaigns and Surveys”, Zentrum für Europäische Umfrageanalysen und -studien (ZEUS), Mannheim Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), University of Mannheim
10/1992 – 12/1994 Junior Researcher, Forschungsstelle für gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen (FGE), Mannheim Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES)
01/1992 – 10/1992 Researcher, Center for Western European Studies, University of California at Berkeley, USA
09/1989 – 12/1991 Researcher and teaching assistant, San Francisco State University, USA

International Academic Experience

02/2000-04/2000 Researcher, University of Manchester, Department of Government
01/1999-04/1999 Researcher AICGS (American Institute of Contemporary German Studies), Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, USA
01/1994-03/1994 Researcher, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
08/1989-10/1992 Studies and research works, University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University, USA
08/1988 ECPR-Summer School, Colchester, UK

Scholarships and Awards

2004 Visiting Fellowship, Australian National University, Canberra
2000, 1999 Travel Scholarship, German Research Foundation (DFG)
1999 Scholarship, AICGS (American Institute of Contemporary German Studies), Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, USA
1999 Research Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG)
1995 Habilitation Fellowship for Graduates, German Research Foundation (DFG), (not accepted due to employment at the University of Mannheim)
1994, 1996 Kömmerling Fellowship for young researchers, University of Mannheim
1993, 1996 Scholarship, German Marshall Funds of the United States
1991-1992 PhD Scholarship, Gottlieb-Daimler- and Karl-Benz-Foundation
1989 Scholarship Fulbright Program
1988 Scholarship ECPR Summer School