Dr. Maik Arnold is Professor for Non-Profit-Management and Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Transfer at University of Applied Science Dresden.

A Biographical Sketch

From 2013 to 2017 he was Managing Director and Research Associate of the Centre for Research, Further Education and Counselling at the University of Applied Sciences for Social Work in Dresden. From 2012 to 2013, he has been the project manager of the ESF (European Social Fund) programme ‘Intercultural Competence’ at the University of Cooperative Education in Saxony, Germany. Since 2012, he is also a research associate at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, United Kingdom.

In 2011, he has been a visiting fellow at the Jagiellonian University and the Goethe Institute in Cracow (Poland) as part of the ‘Scholar in Residence’ programme that is regularly conducted by the Goethe Institute and the Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities in Essen. He received his Ph.D. in social sciences at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 2009; his dissertation involved a systematic investigation to the religious self of German Protestant missionaries in cultural psychological perspective. In 2009 and 2010 he has also been a Fellow of the ‘Global Young Faculty’, a program for young scholars by the Stiftung Mercator and the Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities in Essen.

From 2003 to 2010, he has been a research assistant at the Chair of Intercultural Communication at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. In 2003, he received his Diploma in Business Administration and the Certificate of Intercultural Communication at the same university. From 2003 to 2006, he finished studies in Protestant Theology at the Evangelical Church in Germany. In 1999 and 2000, he studied International Human Resource Management, Economics and Law at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, UK. During his studies, he gained practical experience in several occupational fields, e.g., international auditing, tax consulting (Istanbul, Turkey), and marketing (Warsaw, Poland).

In research and teaching, he focuses on intercultural communication, learning and competence, cultural psychology of religion, missionary action and religious identity in intercultural contexts, religious diversity in the Metropolis Ruhr (Germany), culture, conflict and violence in the context of religion as well as theory, methodology, and methods of qualitative empirical research.

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