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Board

The Board is elected by the General meeting and has an integrative function and represents the society to the outside according to the objectives of DeGEval – Evaluation Society.

Members of the Board are:

Jan Ulrich Hense

Jan Ulrich Hense

President

Dr. phil.

Professor for Higher Education Learning and Evaluation,
Department of Psychology and Sports Science,
Justus-Liebig University Gießen

Jan Hense studied school psychology and English and worked thereafter at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Institute for Empirical Education and Educational Psychology (2000-2013). In 2005 he graduated summa cum laude with his thesis on success factors and effects of self-evaluation in schools. While working at the LMU he was involved in more than 20 evaluation projects– from municipal to European level. Jan Hense was elected Professor for University Didactics and Evaluation, Department of Psychology at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen in 2014 . In Gießen Jan’s main focus is on the design of teaching and learning processes and evaluation at university level. He is particularly interested in the question of designing evaluations in such a way that they contribute effectively to quality development of teaching. Further research topics are the implementation of innovative teaching and learning forms at universities, learning with digital media as well as game-based learning and gamification. As guest lecturer at the University of Bern (Master/ Diploma of Advanced Studies in Evaluation) Jan is responsible for courses on  “Program theories in evaluation” and “Knowledge management and evaluation”.

Jan Hense has been an active DeGEval member since 2003 and speaker of the work group “Teaching and Training of evaluation” since 2008. His main interest is the professionalization of evaluation and the transdisciplinary exchange  about evaluation. He was the regional organiser of the DeGEval – Evaluation Society annual meeting 2013 in Munich and he is an active member of the work group for the revision of the “Standards for Evaluation”.
He is a member of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), the German Society for Higher-Education Didactics (dghd) and the American Evaluation Association (AEA).

Jan Ulrich Hense has been a Board Member of DeGEval – Society for Evaluation since 2015. He was elected as President of the DeGEval – Society for Evaluation in 2017.

hense[at]degeval.de