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Research interests

My research originally focused on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. Recently, I started a series of research projects on higher education. Specifically, I am interested in curriculum change and the influence of curricula on students. I am open to invitations for collaboration, contract research, seminars, and guest lectures on these topics.


2022-.. Tilburg Center of the Learning Sciences - Research fellow

2018-.. University College Tilburg - Senior Policy Advisor

2015-.. University College Tilburg - Program Director Business and Economics

2012-.. Tilburg University - Assistant Professor

2008-2013 Utrecht University - assistant professor institutional economics (part-time)

  • Teaching in the courses Institutional Economics (BSc, 2nd year), Institutional Perspectives on Business (BSc, 3rd year) and theses (2 bachelor, 4 master).
  • Research on corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and behavioral economics.

2008-2012 Antwerpen University - postdoc researcher (part-time)

  • Research into effective governance of private organizations. Writing grant application and responsible for scientific integration of findings.


I am Assistant Professor and Program Director Business and Economics in the Liberal Arts and Sciences program at University College Tilburg.

I have a broad interest in economics and management, and teach/taught mostly introductory courses at the bachelors, masters and premaster level on institutions, organization theory and economics of strategy. I have extensive experience as thesis project supervisor at the bachelor and master level.

My passion for education is also the motivation for assuming responsibility as Program Director for the Business and Economics major at Liberal Arts and Sciences - a bachelor program with selective admission targeting students who seek a strong foundation in social sciences, business and economics, law, and humanities.

Current courses

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  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Studies
  • Decision Making
  • Corporate Governance
  • Organisation And Management
  • Liberal Arts


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