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Dr. Birgit Hawelka

Executive Director

Dr. Birgit Hawelka

Altes Finanzamt
Raum 222

0941 943-5342


Areas of Expertise
Basic Module: Teaching in Higher Education | Program Development | Evaluation | Subject-Specific Higher Education Didactics

How long have you been working here at the CTL? What are some of the things you enjoy most about your work?
I’ve been working at the ZHW since 2004, not counting a few interruptions along the way. I love that I get to work on new and exciting projects all the time, and working with instructors and faculty members allows me to tackle a diverse range of topics. Plus, I have really great co-workers.

What are some of your research interests?
I am particularly interested in evaluation and digital teaching. It’s hard to narrow down my other interests because it doesn’t take a lot for me to get really enthusiastic about almost anything related to teaching and learning in higher education

What are three words your co-workers would use to describe you?
Inspiring, creative, trend spotter

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what are the three things you would immediately buy?
An apartment in London, a house in Ibiza, and a bathing suit so I can fit in with the locals right away…

If you could learn a new language overnight, which one would it be, and why?
Spanish, of course, so I can strike up conversations with my new Ibizan neighbors.

What is the best concert or festival you’ve ever been to?
Even 25 years later, I still find myself super impressed by a Lenny Kravitz concert I went to in the early 90s.