Welcome

I am a senior lecturer at the Open University of Israel (OUI). I serve as the head of the Research Institute for Policy Analysis at OUI. I also serve as a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Educational Management and Megamot (Hebrew Social Science Journal). My research focuses on the strategic and the micro aspects of leading educational organizations, as well as on educational policy, governance, and planning. Broadly speaking, my interests include leadership, vision, emotions, identity, policy, reforms, ethics and social justice.

Career Highlights:

  • Authored/co-authored nearly 60 articles published in peer-reviewed international journals (the vast majority of them belong to Q1 in the SJR Education ranking).
  • Paper reviewing research on educational leaders and emotions, was published in Review of Educational Research, the #1 ranked journal out of 243 journals in the Education & Educational Research category of Thomson Reuters metrics (IF= 8.98).
  • Paper critiquing transformational school leadership, published in April 2016 in the Journal of Educational Administration, was among the journal’s top ten most downloaded papers of all times, now having more than 7,000 downloads.
  • Paper on government corruption in education was covered by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2015.
  • Authored/co-authored several books, including Educational Policy, Processes and Trends in the 21st Century (OUI, in Hebrew) and Digital Protest and Activism in Public Education (Emerald). The new book, A model of emotional leadership in schools: Effective leadership to support teachers’ emotional wellness (Routledge), is forthcoming in Summer 2020.
  • Recipient of the 2020 Emerging Scholar Award from the Educational Change SIG of the American Educational Research Association.
  • Winner of the 2015 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Educational Leadership and Strategy category.

Education

  • Ph.D. 2015

    Ph.D. in Policy, Administration and Leadership in Education

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • M.A. 2009

    M.A. in Policy, Administration and Leadership in Education

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • B.A. 2006

    B.A. in Behavioral Sciences and Education

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Academic Positions

  • Present2016

    Senior Lecturer

    The Open University of Israel

  • 20152014

    Faculty Member

    The Open University of Israel

  • 20152013

    Doctoral Instructor

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • 20142013

    Lecturer Part-Time

    Orot College & Lander Institute

Honors and Awards

  • 2020
    Emerging Scholar Award from the Educational Change SIG of the American Educational Research Association
  • 2016
    2015 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Educational Leadership and Strategy Category
  • 2013-2014
    Azrieli Foundation – Azrieli Fellows Program
  • 2011-2014
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Presidential Fellowship for Outstanding Doctoral Students
  • 2009
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – School of Education Excellence Award for Outstanding Graduate Students
  • 2008
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Rector Award for Outstanding Graduate Students
  • 2007-2008
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Excellence Fellowship for Graduate Students
  • 2006
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – Department of Education Excellence Award