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Joachim K. Rennstich : Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Director of Studies, Christlich-Pädagogisches Institut, CJD Arnold-Dannenmann-Akademie

Ottilienberg, 75031 Eppingen (Germany)

joachim.rennstich [at]

Areas of Specialization

  • international political economy (technology, long-term processes)
  • digital world
  • geopolitics
  • world system development, globalization
  • evolutionary theory and complex adaptive systems

Appointments Held

2004–2011   Assistant Professor, Fordham University, Department of Politial Science, New York, NY

2002–2004   Dean's Appointment (Visiting Professor), Temple University, Department of Politial Science, Philadelphia, PA

1999–2002   Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Department of Politial Science, Bloomington, IN

Non-academic Positions

2012–heute    Studienleiter, Christlich-Pädagogisches Institut, CJD Arnold-Dannenmann-Akademie (Eppingen)

2011–2012    Assoc. Partner, Head of Research, Bohnen Kallmorgen & Partner (Berlin)

1991–1998    CEO und Gründer, Rennstich & Oest, Werbeagentur (Hamburg/Berlin)


2003    Ph.D. (Political Science) Indiana University

2002    A.B.D. (Political Science) Indiana University

2000    M.A. (Political Science) Indiana University

1998    Dipl. in Sozialwissenschaft Georg-August Universität Göttingen


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Conference Presentations

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2007    Fordham Faculty Fellowship (Research Semester Fall 2007)

2007    Deans' Initiative for Development of Service Learning Courses, Fordham University

2006    Fordham Faculty Research Grant

2006    Fordham Faculty Challenge Grant (for multimedia teaching tool development)

2005    Nomination for Helen Dwight Reid Award, awarded annually by the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in the field of international relations, law, and politics

2004    Katherine C. Greenough Dissertation Award for the best dissertation completed in the Political Science Department, Indiana University, in the 2003 calendar year

2004    Nomination for the Virginia M. Walsh Dissertation Award, granted by the Science, Technology and Environmental Politics Section of the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in science, technology and environmental politics completed

in 2002 or 2003

2002    John P. Lovell Award (Outstanding Graduate Student in International Relations), Indiana U. Full-year dissertation fellowship, Indiana University\item [{2001}] \noindent Indiana University Department of Political Science, Associate Instructor of the Year Award for 2000, for recognition of teaching excellence and commitment to students

2000    Travel grant, for Anglo-American Historians' Conference, July 5-7, London

2000-2002    Travel grants for various conference participations granted (e.g., Institute for Humane Studies (IHS); American Sociological Association (ASA); International Studies Association (ISA); Indiana University)


Service Learning

2007-2011    Service-learning courses (including development of new courses)

2004-2011    Service-learning supervision of students (add-on to courses)

Innovative Teaching Methods

2009-2011    Development of new course presentation system, based on interactive tools (smart boards, mind-mapping, screencasts, podcasting), based on CADE (Competency Assessment in Distributed Education (CADE) principles

2008-2011    Interdisciplinary integration of courses (political science, theology), including outside presentations, case development, and academic student conference

2006-2008    iStudyCases: Production of multimedia segments with focus on specific issues for use in IR courses; conduct of video interviews during summer of 2006 (this project is ongoing)

2006-2011    Redevelopment of courses based on CADE (Competency Assessment in Distributed Education (CADE) principles

2003-2011    Blackboard: Development of learning modules based on Blackboard platform, extensive use of wide range of available tools in Blackboard in all courses

2005    Film series--War and Peace (screening and discussions)

Service to the Profession

Professional Memberships

1999-    American Political Science Association (APSA), member of International History and Politics section

2000-    International Studies Association (ISA), member of IPE section

Professional Activity

    Co-director (with William R. Thompson), Center for the Study of Long-term Change in World History, and editor of

2004-2008    Editor of Fordham Department of Political Science homepage

2005-2011    Chair, World Historical Systems (WHS) ISA IPE-subsection

2003-2005    Vice-Chair, World Historical Systems (WHS) ISA IPE-subsection

2008-    ISA IPE-section newsletter-editor, member of IPE-section board

2006-2007    ISA IPE-section project coordinator "Digital



    AJCU CITM 2009 Conference}. Keynote Speaker. May 18.

2007    Fordham University Technology Conference, Social Networking in Higher Education. Presentation and Workshop, May 22

2006    UNA Model UN Summit \& Leadership Conference. Development in the New Millennium: The MDGs and the International Political Economy. Briefing-presentation. June 26

2006    Fordham University Technology Conference, Podcasting

in Higher Education
. Presentation and Workshop, May 19

2005    Fordham University Technology Conference, Keynote Speaker, May 20


digprof A blog about how to use digital tools effectively in academia (Twitter-feed).


2005-2011    President, German-Ev. Lutheran Church of St. Paul, New York, NY

2001-    Participation in university and community group organized panels and round-table discussions