Dr. Lisa Damaschke-Deitrick joined the Comparative and International Education Program as a Professor of Practice after having been a visiting research scholar from Germany at Lehigh University. She received her Doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Tübingen, Germany, her M.S. in International Relations at the Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and her B.A. in Political Science at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. Her research areas include international governance in education, educational poverty policies, links between educational, social and employment policies, education systems in Europe and other welfare states, vocational training systems, school to work transitions, and early-school leavers. She is part of a research group investigating the global phenomenon of “scientization“ in education. She also conducts research on socio-economic issues arising through the refugee influx and on educational policies and practices designed to facilitate refugee youth’s participation in their new communities of resettlement. She has been part of a group supporting refugee capacity-building and teacher training in Germany.
She works as the coordinator of TüLIP, the “Tübingen Lehigh International Partnership”. This partnership encompasses academic, research-related, and practical exchange between Lehigh University and Tübingen University, Germany. Please visit the website for more information: http://wordpress.lehigh.edu/tulip/