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Joachim K. Rennstich

Professor International Social Work and Research Methods

CVJM-Hochschule (YMCA University of Applied Sciences)

Prof. Dr. Joachim K. Rennstich is an expert in the areas of long-term globalization, international social work, and research methods. His research focuses on digital capitalism, the evolutionary development of globalization processes and the impact of technology on social systems and has published widely on these and other topics, combining nearly two decades of experience both inside and outside of academia. He was born and grew up in Asia, spent his youth in both, southern and northern Germany, and studied, worked, and lived in the United States throughout the first decade of the 2000s. Rennstich currently holds the International Social Work and Research Methods professorship at the CVJM-Hochschule in Kassel, Germany.

Outside of school, you can find him roaming the woods and fields in the rolling hills of North Hessia with his dog, Lizzy, capturing the world on his iPhone or enjoying the arts.

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Interests

  • Long-term Globalization
  • Digital Capitalism
  • International Development
  • Technology
  • Digitalization
  • Future Skills
  • Digital Literacy
  • Innovative Teaching Methods

Education

  • PhD in Political Science, 2003

    Indiana University (Bloomington)

  • MA in Political Science, 2000

    Indiana University (Bloomington)

  • Diplom Sozialwirt (Pol/Econ/Law/Com), 1998

    Georgia-Augusta-Universität Göttingen

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