I hold a Master of Science degree in Mathematics and Finance and received my Ph.D. in Financial Accounting with summa cum laude from the University of Trier, Germany. Before joining ERASMUS University, I was a professor at HEC Paris, France. I received funding from the European Union's Marie Curie Network and from the German Research Foundation. I was a visiting Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business in 2011/2012, and a visiting Ph.D. student at HEC Paris in 2009 and 2010.
My teaching interests include financial accounting, financial reporting, current research in accounting, capital market theory, principles of corporate finance, and financial crises. I was a lecturer in the Bachelor and Master program at the University of Trier and at ESSCA Graduate School of Management, France. During the last years I was mainly teaching financial accounting in the MBA program (#21 worldwide according to Financial Times 2014 ranking), in the Master in International Finance program (#1 worldwide), in the Grand Ecole (#2 worldwide), in the PhD program (no ranking), and EMBA program (#1 worldwide) of HEC Paris. In my latest teaching evaluations I score 4.7 out of 5 points.