Degree in English and French, University Paderborn, North-Rhine Westfalia, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy in English Linguistics, University Paderborn, North-Rhine Westfalia, 2005. Habilitation in English Linguistics, University Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany, 2008.
Research assistant University Paderborn, 1999—2006. Junior lecturer University Bamberg, 2006—2008, senior lecturer, since 2008.
Member of Center Medieval Studies University Bamberg, International Society for Linguistics of English.
Married Martin Hein; children: Jakob, Laurenz.