Prof. Dr. Felicia Meynersen
Visiting professor Dr. Meynersen has been a DAAD long-term lecturer in Classical Archeology at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the German Jordanian University since 2020.
She studied at the universities of Mainz and Berlin and received her PhD in Classical Archeology from the University of Mainz. Dr. Meynersen was an assistant professor at the University of Saarbrucken (UdS) and worked as a research fellow on the SFB “Cultural and Linguistic Contacts” and the “Syrian Heritage Archive Project” (SHAP) at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI-SMPK);she was the scientific coordinator of the Archaeological Heritage Network's project “Zero Hour - A Future for the Time after the Crisis” at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI Berlin) funded by the German Federal Office / Gerda Henkel Foundation, and has held positions at German research institutions abroad (EU project “Preservation of Cultural Heritage Training Program” and “Museums in Dialogue with the Future” Beirut).
Her research and teaching focuses are critical heritage studies, the history of emotions as well as phenomena of contact and change in the MENA region.
Dr. Gerhard Jaiser
Dr. Jaiser is a DAAD Lektor at the School of Applied Humanities and Languages at the German Jordanian University. He is an Assistant Professor as well as a Coordinator of the Master Program German as a Foreign Language “DaF”.
Dr. Jaiser was born in 1966 in Stuttgart. He studied German Studies and Linguistics and did his PhD in 1998 at the University of Stuttgart about “Carl Maria von Weber als Writer”. He worked at the Foreign Office at the University of Stuttgart from 2001 till 2003. He was a DAAD lektor in Jakarta, Indonesia (2003-2009) and in Hanoi, Vitenam (2010-2015) and since 2017 he has been a DAAD lektor in Amman, Jordan.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Pilz
Prof. Pilz is a DAAD long-term lecturer at the Department of Archeology in the School of Archeology and Tourism at the University of Jordan since September 2019. He received his PhD in Classical Archeology from the University of Jena in 2008. Prof. Pilz has taught at Mainz University from 2008 to 2018, where he completed his habilitation in 2017.
His scholarly work centers on the archeology, art and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. More specifically, he is interested in Greek iconography, Greek and Roman cults and sanctuaries as well as urbanism. Prof. Pilz is currently directing an archaeological field project at Kaulonia in Italy
Mr. Michael Alszer
Michael Alszer is a DAAD lecturer at the German Jordanian University (GJU) where he manages the Quality Assurance processes of the “German Language Center” (GLC).
Mr. Alszer studied Arabic and French Translation and Islamic Studies at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn. After graduation in 2009, he held different positions in German institutions in Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Between 2016 and 2019, he was a DAAD lecturer at the King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh where, besides working with future Saudi translators for Arabic and German, he supported the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) joint scholarship program for young Saudi students and researchers.
Ms. Lena Brannath
Lena Brannath is DAAD Language Assistant at the German Jordanian University (GJU).
After her studies and work as a primary school teacher in Vienna (Austria), she did her master's degree in "Foreign Language German / Intercultural Linguistics and Literature" at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg (Germany).
After having taught German - for people from all over the world but especially from Arabic-speaking countries - in Freiburg she is now holding German courses on different levels at the GJU.
Ms. Julia Albrecht
Julia Albrecht has been working as a DAAD lecturer at the Department of European Languages at the University of Jordan since September 2019. In 2013, she completed her bachelor's degree “German Language and Literature” as well as “English Language and Literature” ( BA) at the University of Oldenburg. Julia Albrecht then studied educational science majoring in German and English at the University of Hamburg and successfully completed her master's degree in 2016 (M.Ed.). During and after her studies, she worked as a teacher and substitute teacher at a public high school in Hamburg. In 2017, Ms. Albrecht attended a three-month practical teaching training at the International German School in Cape Town, South Africa. From 2018-2019 she worked as a DAAD lecturer in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Ms. Nicole Steinsiepen
Nicole Steinsiepen has been working as DAAD teaching assistant in the Department of European languages at the University of Jordan since September 2019. She graduated from high school in 2010 and afterwards did a voluntary service in the Palestinian Territories. From 2011 to 2016 she studied “International Literature” and “Languages, History and Cultures of the Middle East” at the University of Tübingen (B.A.). She then began her master's degree in "German as a Foreign/ Second Language and Intercultural German Studies" at the University of Freiburg, which she successfully completed in the summer of 2019. During her studies, Ms. Steinsiepen worked as a research assistant at the chair for “Modern German Literature”.