Prof. Dr. Michael Becker

Research Fellow

Educational Governance

Rostocker Straße 6

+49 (0)69-24708-794




Curriculum Vitae

Dr. phil. (Freie Universität, Berlin)
Diploma in Psychology (Freie Universität, Berlin)
M.A. phil. in Modern History, Catholic Theology and Psychology (Freie Universität, Berlin)

Professional activities

Since 2020
Professorship for Empirical Educational Research with a focus on Individual Developmental Trajectories and Institutional Contexts , TU Dortmund
Since 2015
Head of the research group " Individual developmental trajectories and institutional contexts across the lifespan "
Since 2013
Academic staff member at DIPF
Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Prof. Kai S. Cortina) and the Institute for Social Research/Research Center for Group Dynamics, Ann Arbor, MI (Prof. Jacquelynne Eccles)
2010 – 2013
Academic staff member at the University of Potsdam
2008 – 2010
Academic staff member at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
2005 – 2008
Scholarship holder (doctorate) at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development/ International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course (LIFE), Berlin

Current work and research priorities

  • Cognitive and psycho-social development in childhood, adolescence and early adulthood
  • Development and change of education systems
  • Quantitative methods in social research, particularly causal analytical approaches
last modified Mar 12, 2024