Personal & Research

JProf. Fani Lauermann, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and Bonn Center for Teacher Education, University of Bonn, Germany ( Link )
Affiliate Researcher
Achievement Research Lab, University of Michigan, USA ( Link )

University of Bonn, BZL, R 1.004
Poppelsdorfer Allee 15
53115 Bonn, Germany
+49 228 / 73 600 54

CV: Link to CV (01/2017)

  • Ph.D., Education & Psychology, University of Michigan, USA, 2008-2013
  • M.S., Psychology, University of Michigan, USA, 2008-2010
  • Diplom-Psychologist, University of Bonn, Germany, 2001-2006

Research Interests
I am interested in questions related to teacher and student motivation. I want to know: (a) what motivates students to seek high quality education, and (b) what motivates teachers to provide such education. I believe that both elements are necessary for producing high quality educational outcomes. For instance, I strive to understand the motivational underpinnings of teachers’ sense of responsibility for providing students with the best possible education. I am particularly interested in the conditions under which teachers are willing to accept personal responsibility for educational outcomes (such as student motivation and achievement), as well as in the implications of teacher responsibility for students’ academic success and for teachers’ professional lives. Student motivation is another area that I feel passionate about. In my current work, I am focusing on the motivational determinants of students' educational and occupational choices. This includes analyses of the reciprocal influences between educational and occupational goals, as well as analyses of the long-term implications of students' motivations for educational and career outcomes. 

Selected Publications