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Education
Ph.D. University of Konstanz, Germany
Diploma University of Konstanz, Germany
Positions

Associate Professor, Department of Communication, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, Michigan State University, USA (since 2022)

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, College of Communication Arts & Sciences, Michigan State University, USA (2016-2022)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Communication Neuroscience Lab, Annenberg School for Communication & Penn Complex Systems Group, Penn School of Engineering; Fellow, Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, USA (2015-2016)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Schupp Lab,  Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany (2009-2014)

Predoctoral fellow, Schupp Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany (2005-2009)

Laboratory Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany (2001-2005)

Selected Achievements and Awards

2020, 2022, 2023 NCA Top Paper/Distinguished Article Awards, National Communication Association (Social Cognition Division)
2017-2020 ICA Top Paper Awards, International Communication Association (Information Systems Division & Communication Science & Biology Interest Group)
2013 Positionsreferat “Schnell und unmittelbar: Intuitive Risikowahrnehmung und -kommunikation aus einer neurowissenschaftlichen Perspektive”, DGPS (German Psychological Society) Annual Meeting, Bochum, Germany
2011 Associated fellow, Zukunftskolleg Uni Konstanz (Mentorship-Programme)
2010 Visiting Researcher, Hasson Lab, Princeton University, USA
2010 Lienert-Fellowship
2009 Schmieder-Foundation Prize for Advances in Research on Neurological Rehabiliation
2009 Tursky-Award of the Society for Psychophysiological Research
2005 VEUK-Award for best Psychology Diploma

Private
Married to Dr. Raphaela Schlicht-Schmälzle (researcher, educational entrepreneur and reformer)
Two kids (*2012, *2013).
Skills and Languages

I speak German, English, and have expert knowledge in languages Latin and (ancient) Greek, which are considered dead languages, yet nevertheless continue to be useful tools for communication and comprehension. I have a minor in stats and skills in machine learning. I know what AI is and try to apply it in my work, but as a psychologist by training I also understand current AI is lacking.