Since 2005, our team has been working in close cooperation with the Regensburg Verein für sozialwissenschaftliche Beratung und Forschung e. V. (SoWiBeFo) and is committed there to the implementation of social innovations..
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Alexander Krauss - Managing Director

Main areas of work: Quantitative and qualitative methods of evaluation, organizational development, innovation consulting and process support, education and migration, supervision and coaching, human resource development, competency balance coaching.
Degree: M.A., study of political science, history and sociology at the University of Regensburg

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Rebecca Weidenhiller - Research Associate

Main areas of work: Project monitoring, translation work, evaluation, report writing support.

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Dr. Alice Buzdugan - Research Associate

Main areas of work: Accompanying measures for quality assurance and evaluation of projects, international project management, intercultural consulting and training with a focus on Southeastern Europe, training and facilitation of small and large groups.

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Stephanie Reiner - Research Associate

Main areas of work: Organizational development in learning organizations, digital and agile learning in small and medium enterprises, innovation consulting and female entrepreneurship, human resource development, training and facilitation of small and large groups, quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods and agile design methods.

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Christine Schmid – wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Arbeitsschwerpunkte: Printjournalismus zu den Schwerpunktthemen (Landwirtschaft, Ernährung, Hauswirtschaft, Forstwirtschaft, Ländlicher Raum, Gesundheits- und Verbraucherthemen), PR, Seminare zu Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit sowie Persönlichkeitsbildung, Coaching

Ankita Khanna – Werkstudentin

Arbeitsschwerpunkte: Allgemeine Psychologie, Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, Projektmanagement, Gender und Inklusion

Freelancers and former employees

Main areas of work: Administration of IT systems, website design and social media, design and production of media, content development, participation in research projects.

After receiving her doctorate in German linguistics, she completed additional training as a speech teacher and worked as a lecturer in the fields of rhetoric, voice training, phonetics and speech science. She has been active for many years in the training of professionals in social and educational work and works with students with refugee experience and migration background. Since 2020 she supports ISOB as an intercultural communication trainer and expert for "didactics in working with migrants" in the concept development of transnational educational projects.

Dr. Karoline Stürmer is a biologist and science journalist. In 2007 to 2008 she was part of the expedition ANT-XXIV/2 on the German research icebreaker "Polarstern". Her book for young people "Pole, Packeis, Pinguine" was nominated for the German Youth Literature Award in 2008. She has also worked as a public and investor relations manager in a publicly traded biotech company and founded a new crafts company. 

Alexandra Distler is a film and television editor and radio author. Since 2013, she has also been a freelance producer and director for podcast formats. She has already won several awards for this, in particular the German Audiobook Award 2018 with the best podcast ("Transformer) and the German Radio Award 2018 ("Im Untergrund").

Christiane Kellner is an evaluator and economist. She is a member of the Working Group on Work and Engineering Psychology at the TU Darmstadt and conducts research in the areas of project work, cooperation, and usability.

Dr. Thomas Stahl founded ISOB Dr. Stahl in 1990 and was managing director of ISOB from 2003 to 2008. As an industrial sociologist, he did pioneering work for the EU in the ADAPT and Employment programs as well as numerous pilot projects of the BiBB in the cooperation of educational service providers and SMEs. He also developed a concept for the development of the learning region. As Professor of Human Resources Development at the College of Europe in Bruges, he conveyed these concepts to numerous young executives from all over Europe.

After studying education, psychology, sociology and political science, he became involved as a trainer, project manager and educational consultant. Since 1992 he was a research assistant and in 2003 until 2020 he became the managing director of ISOB.  His tasks were in the evaluation of labor market promotion, scientific monitoring and evaluation of model experiments and innovation projects of the Federal Ministry of Vocational Education and Training (BiBB), the Federal-Länder Commission for Educational Planning (BLK) and the European funding program Leonardo da Vinci.  His work focused on education marketing, quality assurance of continuing education, social business enterprises, learning location cooperation, learning region and the evaluation of labor market policy, vocational education and social policy interventions.

After her studies in German and Sociology at the University of Regensburg, she worked as a lecturer in adult education and as an editor in the development of application-oriented information, consulting and learning systems (LMS). Since 1996 she was a research associate and took over the management at ISOB in 2003 until 2016. Her work focused on the methodological-didactical conception of new learning media in vocational education, management consulting, organizational and human resource development. She was engaged in the qualitative evaluation of national and European programs, network evaluation (e.g. EQUAL) and the scientific monitoring of pilot projects.