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School Management

The School of Social Sciences is essentially run by two bodies, the school board and the dean’s office. While the school board is the School’s governing body, the dean’s office is its executive arm that implements decisions and fulfills central management and administrative tasks.

School board

The school board is headed by the dean. He is supported by two vice deans and a dean for student affairs, who are the spokespersons for the professors at their respective departments, so all three departments are equally represented. All members of the school board are elected by the school council; the vice deans and the dean for student affairs are professors at the School.

  • Responsibilities of the school board

    The school board governs the School. Among other things, it assigns teaching duties, supervises research and teaching, is in charge of funds, and regularly informs the school council about all relevant topics.

    Its responsibilities also include the following:

    • Developing strategic plans
    • Drawing up an (estimate) budget
    • Deciding on how to use the funds and employees assigned to the School by the President's Office
    • Proposing job descriptions for university teacher vacancies
    • Matters related to evaluation

Dean’s office

The dean's office is the School’s central management and administrative unit and supports the Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology departments in research, teaching, and academic self-governance. It is also in charge of central tasks at the School, such as doctoral and habilitation processes.

  • Dean

    Prof. Dr. Michael Diehl

    Prof. Dr. Michael Diehl

    Dean
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    A5, 6 Building A – Room A 411
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1985
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: diehl(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
  • Managing director

    Lutz Pöhlmann, Dipl.-Soz.Wiss.

    Lutz Pöhlmann, Dipl.-Soz.Wiss.

    Managing Director
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    A5,6 Building A – Room A410
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1994
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: lutz.poehlmann(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
  • Secretaries

    Andrijana Preuss, M.A.

    Andrijana Preuss, M.A.

    Sekretariat Dekanatsbüro
    University of Mannheim
    Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 409
    68159 Mannheim
    Uta Hylla, M.A.

    Uta Hylla, M.A.

    Secretary's Office for Assistant Professors
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5,6 Building A – Room A 413
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-2417
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: uta.hylla(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mon–Fri 10 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Office clerks and administrators

    Christiane Gerner

    Christiane Gerner

    Dean's Office Administration; Selection procedures, Habilitations, School Council and Habilitation Committee, Professors
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    A5,6 Building A – Room A 407
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1996
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: gerner(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mon–Fry 08:30–noon
    Birgit Jacob, Dipl.-Übers.

    Birgit Jacob, Dipl.-Übers.

    Office Clerk Habilitations procedures, Lectureships, Teaching load bills
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 408
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mon–Wed and Fri 10 a.m.–noon
    Andrea Magin

    Andrea Magin

    Office Clerk for Doctoral procedures, Lectureships, Teaching load bills
    on paternal leave
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 408
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mon–Wed and Fri 10 a.m.–noon
    Carolin Klöter-Müller

    Carolin Klöter-Müller

    Office Clerk Project coordination SQL; Financial planning and controling; Procurement; Multiplicator SAP and SuperX
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    A5,6 Building A – Room A 415
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1966
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: kloeter-mueller(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
  • Program manager

    Dr. Gledis Londo

    Dr. Gledis Londo

    Program Manager Political Science
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 418
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mondays 11:00 a.m. – noon, Wednesdays 1–3 p.m. At the moment only email.
    Dr. Anika Skotak

    Dr. Anika Skotak

    Program Manager B.Sc. Psychology
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 419
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    Consultation via phone: Thu 10am – 12pm
    In–person consultation hours are still suspended.
    You can reach me via phone
    Alica Buck, M.A.

    Alica Buck, M.A.

    Program Manager M.Sc. Psychology
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 408
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    In–person consultation hours are suspended!
    Please contact me via email.
    Leonie Cegla, M.Sc.

    Leonie Cegla, M.Sc.

    Program Manager Psychology
    On parental leave
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 419
    68159 Mannheim
    Stefanie Thye, M.A.

    Stefanie Thye, M.A.

    Program Manager Sociology
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 417
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    In–person consultation hours are suspended!
    You can reach me via email

    Mon 11 a.m.–noon, Wed noon–2 p.m.
  • International coordination

    Janina Heker, M.A.

    Janina Heker, M.A.

    Departmental Exchange Coordinator
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 416
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    Please contact me via email.

    Dr. Gledis Londo

    Dr. Gledis Londo

    Departmental Exchange Coordinator Political Science
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 418
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    Mondays 11:00 a.m. – noon, Wednesdays 1–3 p.m. At the moment only email.
    Alica Buck, M.A.

    Alica Buck, M.A.

    Departmental Exchange Coordinator Psychology
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 408
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    In–person consultation hours are suspended!
    Please contact me via email.
    Leonie Cegla, M.Sc.

    Leonie Cegla, M.Sc.

    Departmental Exchange Coordinator Psychology
    On parental leave
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 419
    68159 Mannheim
    Stefanie Thye, M.A.

    Stefanie Thye, M.A.

    Departmental Exchange Coordinator Sociology
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 417
    68159 Mannheim
    Consultation hour(s):
    In–person consultation hours are suspended!
    You can reach me via email.

    Mon 11 a.m.–noon, Wed noon–2 p.m.
  • Internship Office

    Gesine Götze, M.A.

    Gesine Götze, M.A.

    National Internship Manager
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    A5,6 Building A – Room A 414
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1982
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: gesine.goetze(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Consultation via telephone: Wednesdays, 10–12 a.m.
    Office hours:
    Please contact me via e–mail or use the consultation via telephone on Wednesdays. Your examination papers and internship reports can be send by mail or put in the letter box of our building.
    Annika Bohn, M.A.

    Annika Bohn, M.A.

    International Internship Manager
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    A5,6 Building A – Room A 414
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1942
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: praktikum(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
    Consultation hour(s):
    Please contact Mrs Götze: praktikum@sowi.uni-mannheim.de
    Anne Scheuing, M.A.

    Anne Scheuing, M.A.

    International Internship Manager
    on parental leave
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    A5,6 Building A – Room A 414
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1942
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: anne.scheuing(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
  • Quality manager

    Andrijana Preuss, M.A.

    Andrijana Preuss, M.A.

    Quality Manager
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A5, 6, Building A – Room A 409
    68131 Mannheim
  • Internationalization manager

    Janina Heker, M.A.

    Janina Heker, M.A.

    Internationalization Manager
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 416
    68159 Mannheim
    Phone: +49 621 181-1981
    Fax: +49 621 181-1997
    E-mail: international(at)sowi.uni-mannheim.de
    Office hours:
    Please contact me via email.
  • Student assistants

    Angelos Loucas

    Angelos Loucas

    Student Assistant Webmaster
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    Dean's Office
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 406
    68159 Mannheim
    Lisa Gebhardt

    Lisa Gebhardt

    Student Assistant Web-Relaunch
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    Dean's Office
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 406
    68159 Mannheim
    Lisa Gebhardt

    Lisa Gebhardt

    Student Assistant Internship Office
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    Dean's Office
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 406
    68159 Mannheim
    Lisa Gebhardt

    Lisa Gebhardt

    Student Assistant PR
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    Dean's Office
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 406
    68159 Mannheim
    Lisa Bracher

    Lisa Bracher

    Student Assistant to the International Coordination
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    Dean's Office
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 406
    68159 Mannheim
    Lucia Lange

    Lucia Lange

    Student Assistant Program Managers Political Science/Sociology
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    Dean's Office
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 406
    68159 Mannheim
    Tamala Klaudia Pech

    Tamala Klaudia Pech

    Student Assistant Program Management Psychology
    University of Mannheim
    School of Social Sciences
    Dean's Office
    A 5, 6
    Building A – Room A 406
    68159 Mannheim