Prof. Dr. Tina Seidel

Prof. Dr. Tina Seidel

Head of the Chair

Technical University of Munich

TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology

Friedl Schöller Endowed Chair 
for Educational Psychology

Visiting address:
Marsstraße 20-22
80335 München

Postal address:
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München

Tel. +498928925114

Room: 424

Office Hours: by Appointment

E-Mail: tina.seidel(at)

Academic Profile

Professor Dr. Tina Seidel holds the Friedl Schöller Chair of Teaching and Learning Research at the School of Education, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. Her research interest is in teaching and teacher education research. At the chair she created a Teacher Research & Training Simulation Center. At this center a series of research projects are conducted, funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as well as the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In addition, she is principal investigator of three projects of the DFG Research Unit Cosima (Fostering diagnostic competencies in simulation-based learning environments at university, FOR 2385). Moreover, she and her team have designed and published a first clearing house on the topic of teaching and learning in classrooms in order to support evidence-based teacher education.

Tina Seidel is author of numerous books and articles on the topics of teaching and teacher education research. Her special interest is in investigating individual characteristics of students and their impact on teacher-student interactions in classrooms, the development of multi-media based tools for teacher education, as well as the establishment of the first German Clearing House on the topic of Teaching Research based on research syntheses and meta-analyses. Her research has been distinguished by several awards. The Review of Research Award of the American Educational Research Association for the research article “Teaching effectiveness research in the past decade: the role of theory and research design in disentangling meta-analysis results” is particularly to be mentioned.

Tina Seidel graduated 1998 in Psychology studying at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA. She finished her PhD with excellence at the Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education in 2002, Kiel, Germany. She continued her research on teaching and learning processes in classrooms by accepting a position as Assistant Professor of Education in 2003. After a visiting professorship at Stanford University School of Education in 2005 and 2006 she returned to the Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education as Acting Head of the Department for Educational Sciences. In 2007 Tina Seidel accepted a position as Full Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena.