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The School of Business Administration

The School of Business Administration

ERELA AMIT
Ms. Erela Amit

Erela Amit is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Business Administration, the College of Management Academic Studies (The Collman), the Academic Coordinator of Information Technology Programs at the School of Business Administration, Academic Director of IT Specialization (Emphasis on Data Analytics) in the MBA Studies, Academic Director of Marketing and Business Technology Evening program, a member of Computing Committee of The Collman and a member of Teaching Committee

She holds a B.A in Statistics (Magna cum Laude) from the Hebrew University, A Certificate Computer Science (Magna cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, and a M.Sc. In Computer Science from the Technion, Faculty of Computer Science.

Erela Amit taught at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Efi Arazi School of Computer Science as an Adjunct Lecturer; at Ruppin Academic Center, the School of Engineering Departments: Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Electronics as a Senior Lecturer.

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ELI GILBAI
Prof. Eli Gilbai

Professor Eli Gilbai is a the founder and Academic director of the Master of Business Taxation Program (M.B.T.) at the College of Management, Chair of tax studies.

School of Management, Tel Aviv University. He holds an LL.B. from Bar Ilan University Law School, and B.A. (Accounting and Economics), LL.M. and J.S.D (2003) from Tel Aviv University.

Professor Gilbai taught at Tel Aviv University Law Faculty, and nowadays teaches at the M.B.T. and School of Management, Tel-Aviv University; he holds the Chair of Tax department at the Israeli Accountant Council.

In the past, Professor Gilbai served 13 years in the Israeli Tax Authority, in several positions, including Vice Income Tax Assessor for Major Factories, and Manager of Receivership, liquidation and Bankruptcy division of the ITA Commissionership. Since 2003, Professor Gilbai manages Prof. Eli Gilbai – Law Firm.

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ABIGAIL HURWITZ
Dr. Abigail Hurwitz

Dr. Hurwitz is a lecturer at the College of Management Academic Studies, Israel and a Post-doctorate visiting scholar at the Wharton school.

Her research is dedicated to long term saving, consumption and annuity choices. She seeks to improve our nderstanding of financial behavior and to influence the policy setting which derives from it, as well as to develop and promote new savings products and to find ways to better increase public demand for annuities. Hurwitz had recently worked on projects focused on mandatory annuitization in Israel. Her research sheds light on life expectancy perceptions and health subjective perceptions and the ways to influence them in order to enhance saving behavior. Hurwitz holds a Ph.D. in Finance as well as an M.A. and a B.A. in Business and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

EYAL INBAR
Dr. Eyal Inbar

Dr. Eyal Inbar received his Ph.D in international relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is deals a lot with the relations between politics and economy/business.

He has a lot of academic and practical experience on the European Union, and especially on its relations with Israel.

Dr. Inbar taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Tel Aviv University, and developed courses on the EU, on international political economy and on the relations between politics and business.

Dr. Inbar was a co-author of a book analyzing potential future relations between Israel and the EU. He is a member of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration since its establishment and was a board member for several years.

Dr. Inbar is currently researching Israel’s cultural traits as an engine for innovation

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EYAL LAHAV
Dr. Eyal Lahav

Dr. Eyal Lahav is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the College of Management Academic Studies (The Collman)

He is currently Chair of the Finance Department, and the founder of “Lambda – Center of Financial Education”, at the School of Business Administration, The Collman. He holds a Ph.D. Degree (2012) from the Department of Economics at Ben-Gurion University, MBA Degree (2007), and B.A. Degree in Economics and Business (2002), both form Israel’s Open University. 

Prior to his academic carrier, Dr. Lahav worked for five years as an Economic and Financial Consultant at an Israeli consultant firm.

 

His research focuses on Behavioral Economics and Behavioral Finance. Since financial understanding starts in early age, Dr. Lahav focuses primarily on teenage and early adulthood, emphasizing young peoples’ time preferences and the relation to financial education. He also researched a unique group of compulsory service soldiers. In recent years, he expanded his interest to Financial Communication, Long-Term Savings and Nudges.

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Ronny Manos
Dr. Ronny Manos

Ronny Manos is a senior lecturer (finance) and head of the Thesis Programme at the Shool of Business Administrationat, College of Management, Academic Studies, Israel. In addition, she holds the position of a visiting scholar at VU, Amsterdam.

Her PhD in Finance is from the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK.  She has been on the faculty/taught at various institutions including Birmingham Business School, UK; Loughborough University; Cranfield School of Management, UK; Open University, Israel; the International Executive Program of the Zicklin School of Business in Singapore, Taiwan and Paris; Haifa University; and at the Technion, Israel. 

She teaches a wide range of courses including corporate finance, financial management, investment theory and applications, quantitative tools for finance, international finance and small business finance. 

Dr Manos’s areas of specialisation are corporate finance in emerging markets; corporate governance; corporate social responsibility and firm performance; and microfinance. 

Her work has appeared in journals such as Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Venturing; and Journal of Economics and Business, among others.  She is the co-editor of three books on microfinance and corporate social responsibility and performance.

 
TAL SHAVIT
Prof. Tal Shavit

Professor Tal Shavit is an Associate professor, the Dean of the school of Business Administration at the College of Management Academic Studies (The Collman). He served as the finance department’s chair for 3 years and as Associate Dean for 5 years before the current position.

For many years Prof. Shavit is a researcher in the field of Behavioral Economics. Specifically his main interest is the way people react to risky situation, and recently he study the way people can affect their own happiness. He published numerous articles in Economics, Psychology and Decision Making journals and participated in many international conferences.  He also published many opinion pieces for the economic press and appeared on television many times. Prof. Shavit serve as an associate editor in the journal of behavioral and experimental Economics and he is a member in the editorial board of the journal of economic psychology. 

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YAAKOV WEBER
Prof. Yaakov Weber

Professor Yaakov Weber is a full professor, at the School of Business Administration. He serves as the Director of the Research Unit.

Prof. Weber’s studies were published in leading international academic journals, such as Strategic Management JournalJournal of Management, Management Science, Journal of Business Research, California Management Review, and Human Relations, among others. His papers received more than 5000 citations in leading journals and books. Several papers were selected by various academic collections and were described as represent “the most significant new material” and, “most important works published in Sociology” (in 1996).  Other papers are “2nd most cited in last 5 years (2010-2015) and “most read” (2011-2015), or “most download” in 2017, in leading journals. He served as associate editor and he is in editorial boards of several journals and act as a referee for numerous other leading journals. He is Guest Editor for special issues, some have already published in leading journals, such as Human Resource Management, California Management Review, Journal of World Business, Thunderbird International Business Review,and more. Recently Prof. Weber is the winner of the Outstanding Author Contribution Award. Among his books, one was invited by Financial TimesA Comprehensive Guide for Mergers and Acquisitions, and was published in 2014. This and his other books, such as Handbook of Research on Mergers and Acquisitions, and, Mergers, Acquisition and Strategic Alliance can be seen in AMAZON.

Prof. Weber is Co-Founder and Co-President of the EuroMed Business Research Institute (www.emrbi.org), the EuroMed Academy of Business and the EuroMed Research Centre. EMRBI performs variety of internationalacademic/business activities (conferences, business research, teaching, and training programs, etc.) that involve businesses and consultants in, and related to, the Euro-Mediterranean region. In addition to his current positions, Prof. Weber established and was the head of several programs at the College of Management, such as the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and the International MBA program. Previously, he held several senior academic positions at the School of Business Administration at Hebrew University, and at the School of Management at Ben-Gurion University. Prof. Weber established in Israel the first International Management Program for Executives at Tel Aviv University.

Prof. Weber has been senior consultant to CEOs, top executives and directors in leading domestic and international companies such as Motorola, Coca-Cola, Dead-Sea Works, Society of Israel Plastics & Rubber Manufacturers, largest International Engineering company in Israel,  Health-care Organizations, The USA-Israel Chamber of Commerce, large and small organizations in Chemical industry, High-Tech industry and many others in various industries as well as to the largest international consulting firm in Israel. His recent large project of international consulting was to an international merger in Moscow, Russia. Prof. Weber conducted numerous workshops to top executives in many countries. Recently (2017), he conducted workshop to the senior executives of one of the 4 largest investment companies in China.

The Haim Striks School of Law

The Haim Striks School of Law

ORNA BEN-NAFTALI
Prof. Orna Ben-naftali

Professor Orna Ben-Naftali is a full professor, the Rector of the College of Management Academic Studies (The Collman), and a member of the Striks School of Law Faculty, where she served as Dean (2008-2011) and where holds the Emile Zola Chair for Human Rights. She holds an LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University (1982); a AM (History) from Harvard University (1986) and a M.A.L.D. (1985) and a Ph.D (1990) from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Professor Ben-Naftali taught at Brandeis University; was the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, and a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.

She worked at the Department of Peacekeeping Operation, the United Nations.

Prof. Ben-Naftali served on the editorial board of the European Journal of International Law, and is currently a member of the advisory board of editors of Humanity and the Max Planck Trialogue on the Laws of War and Peace.

She served as the Chairwoman of the board of Yesh-Din – Volunteers for Human Rights and currently (2017-2018) serves as the Chairman of the Sapir Prize in Literature Judges Committee.

She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in the field of international law. Her most recent book (co-authored with Michael Sfard and Hedi Viterbo) is The ABC of the OPT: A Legal Lexicon of the Israeli Control over the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Cambridge University Press 2018).

Research Interests and teaching

Public International Law, Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law, Jurisprudence, Law and Culture

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YIFAT BITTON
Prof. Yifat Bitton

Professor Yifat Bitton is an associate professor at the College of Management Academic Studies (The Collman), and a member of the Striks School of Law Faculty, where she heads “Tmura, The Israeli Clinical Center for Equality.” She holds an LL.B. (1996), an LL.M. (2000), and a Ph.D (2004) from Hebrew University (2000) and another LL.M from Yale University (2009).

Professor Bitton was a Fulbright fellow during her visiting researcher term at Harvard University(200402005). She taught as an Affiliated Visiting Faculty at the Peking University School of Transnational Law (2011-2014) and taught at New York University as an Israel Institute Visiting Faculty member (2018-2019). Bitton was also a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (2016).

Specializing in protecting h(w)oman’s rights to freedom from violence, Prof. Bitton served as Senior Researcher and National Coordinator for the European Cooperation of Science and Technology (COST) on “Femicide” (2014-2017).

Prof. Bitton is the co-founder and chair of Tmura, The Israeli Clinical Center for Equality, where she litigates human rights torts cases, a field initiated by her, for 20 years, voluntarily. For her long-lasting human rights work, she has won myriad social and legal awards and prizes. Among them: The Aliance Prize for Education and Social Change, 2016; The Minister of Social Equality Award for Organizations Fighting Violence against Women, 2016 (Given to Tmura); “Honoris Causa” Award, the Israeli Bar Association, 2015; The Safra Award for Excellence and Contribution to Israeli Society, 2015. Nominated Forbes’ 50 Most Influential Women in Israel, 2015; The Bernice Tennenbaum Prize for innovative feminist, The Hadassah Foundation, 2014;         The Human Rights Activist Award, The London Human Rights Annual Dinner, 2014; Dafna Izraeli Fund’s Prize for Israeli Feminist Leadership, 2013.

Prof. Bitton was shortlisted twice for Israel’s Supreme Court, 2016, 2018, making history as the youngest woman to ever appear on the list and the first woman of Mizrahi descent to appear on the list.

Research Interests and teaching

Tort Law, Antidiscrimination Law, Human Rights Law, Jurisprudence, Feminist Analysis of Law

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Orit Fischman Afori
Prof. Orit Fischman Afori

Prof. Orit Fischman-Afori is a law professor and since 2016 she serves as Dean of the Haim Striks School of Law.

Prof. Fischman-Afori is a graduate of LL.B. (magna cum laude) and PhD in Law from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Fischman-Afori served as a guest researcher at California University, Berkley, US in 2007, and as a guest researcher at Cambridge University, England in 2013.

Prof. Orit Fischman-Afori is a researcher in the fields of intellectual property, copyright law, design law, and law and technology. Her worldwide published researches present multi-dimensional examination of intellectual property law and Prof. Fischman-Afori is also developing diverse legal tools for promoting this field. Furthermore, her publications include the development of the interface between intellectual property and human rights, emphasizing the importance of remedies in the development of substantive law, and promoting open standards along with practical tools for developing intellectual property law.

Prof. Fischman-Afori is often invited to lecture in Israel and worldwide.

Prof. Orit Fischman-Afori teaches a variety of courses and seminars in the field of intellectual property and the mandatory course in Corporate Law.

SSRN Author Page: http://ssrn.com/author=605436

Research Interests and teaching

Intellectual Property, Law and Technology, Copyright, Designs, Corporate Law.

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YIFAT HOLZMAN-GAZIT
Prof. Yifat Holzman-gazit

Yifat Holzman-Gazit is a Professor at the School of Law, College of Management in Israel. She has a JSD (’97) from Stanford Law School and an LL,B (cum laude ’89) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her areas of research are land expropriation, history of Israeli land law, real estate appraisal, tree protection legislation, and media coverage of Supreme Courts.

She is the author of Land Expropriation in Israel: Law, Culture and Society (Ashgate publishing 2007) and has published numerous articles on the formation of Israeli land expropriation jurisprudence, the Jewish National Fund, the role of real estate appraisers in expropriation claims and press coverage of Israel’s Supreme Court.  Prof. Holzman-Gazit has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School as the Schusterman Israeli Visiting Professor (2007-2008) and a Senior  Michigan Grotius Research Scholar at University of Michigan Law School (2014).

She was a member of the International Committee of the Law and Society Association and serves on the boards of the Israeli Law and Society Association and the Center for Media and Law at Bar-Ilan University. In addition, since 2010 Prof. Holzman-Gazit has served as the representative of the Israeli legal academy in the Advisory Committee for Land Expropriation. Prof. Holzman-Gazit is also a community activist in preventing unnecessary removal of trees. 

Research Interests and teaching

Land Expropriation, Zoning, Property Law, Law and Media, Empirical Legal Studies.

RUTHY LOWENSTEIN LAZAR
Dr. Ruthy Lowenstein Lazar

Dr. Ruthy Lowenstein Lazar is a lecturer and a researcher at the College of Management Academic Studies (The Collman), and a member of the Striks School of Law Faculty, where she servs as the head of the “Clinical Center for Law and Society” and the head of the “Women’s Rights clinic.” She holds an LL.B. from Haifa University (1998); an L.L.M from the University of Ottawa Canada (2004) and a Ph.D from The Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada (2009).

Dr. Lowenstein did her Post Doctorate at the University of Haifa and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. She also worked at the Israeli District Attorney.

Dr. Lowenstein was a board member in “Itach-Maaki- Women Lawyers for Social Justice” (2008-2014), was a member in LEAF’s (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund in Canada) subcommittee concerning an appeal before the Canadian Supreme Court (R. v. J.A.). she was the Head of the Law School Equality Promoting Commission (2012-2013), and Member of the College’s Committee on Sexual Harassment (2013). She develops and promotes a variety of policy change and social change projects in the area of law, gender and social change.

Her scholarly work deals with marital rape, sexual violence, affirmative consent in rape cases, battered women who kill and clinical legal education. 

Research Interests and teaching

Criminal law and gender, violence against women, sexual violence, consent in criminal law, clinical education and law and social change.

 
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Roy Peled
Dr. Roy Peled

Roy Peled is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Haim Striks School of Law at the College of Management Academic Studies (The Collman). He holds an LL.B. from the Interdisciplenary Center and an LL.M. and PhD from the Tel-Aviv University Buchman Faculty of Law. His doctoral Thesis dealt with legal mechanisms to promote fairness in the media and was written under the supervision of professros Daphne Bara-Erez and Michael Birnhack.

Dr. Peled taught at Columbia Law School as an associate-in-law in 2011-2013.

He served as the Chairperson (and earlier as director) of the Movement for Freedom of Information in Israel, and is a board member of the movement. He is a member of the public councils of  HaShomer HaTzair and of Yesh-Din – Volunteers for Human.

Research Interests and teaching

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Freedom of Information, Transparency and Public Participation, Public Discourse, Freedom of Expression and of the Media.

KARNI PERLMAN
Dr. Karni Perlman

Dr. Karni Perlman is a researcher and lecturer in the field of Law and Conflict Resolution. She is a lecturer and the Head of the Non-Adversarial and Therapeutic Justice Center at Striks School of Law, College of Management Academic Studies, Israel.

Perlman is also an adjunct lecturer at the Evens Program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Tel-Aviv University.

She holds a LL.B. (cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University (1990); a  MA (cum laude)  (Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Graduate Program) from Bar-Ilan University (2005) and a Ph.D (cum laude) from the Law Faculty at Bar-Ilan University (2010).

Dr. Perlman specializes in the field of Law and Conflict Resolution both academically and in practice. She is the author of various academic articles and other publications. Perlman’s book, Conflict Resolution – Applying Non-Adversarial and Therapeutic Justice, introduces important transformations that have taken place in the content of judges’ roles as dispute settlers and explains the nature of settlement judging and therapeutic judging. It also describes the change that is taking place in the content of lawyers’ roles.

At the level of legal practice, Dr. Perlman is a well-known mediator who actively mediates cases in the field of commercial and labor law. She participates regularly in international mediation and negotiation competitions in which she serves as a judge or as a coach of student teams. Perlman is the founder and former chairperson of the first Israeli academic mediation center.

Perlman is a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education programs for judges and attorneys, and organizes advanced courses and training workshops for professionals involved in collaborative proceedings.

Dr. Perlman is a member of the Global Advisory Council of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the chairperson of the Israeli Chapter for Therapeutic Jurisprudence. She is also the founder and manager of the Israeli academic lecturers’ forum for collaborative justice.

Research Interests and teaching

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Settlement Judging and Judicial Dispute Resolution, Problem-Solver Lawyers, Procedural Justice, Mediation, Gender, and Legal Education

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HAIM SANDBERG
Prof. Haim Sandberg

Professor Haim Sandberg is an associate professor and a member of the Striks Law Faculty of the College of Management Academic Studies (The Colman). He was head of the school’s research foundation, academic director of the graduate program, head of the civil and commercial law cluster and editor of the School’s law journal (Hamishpat).

Professor Sandberg holds an LL.B. (1990), LL.M. (1995) and LL.D. (1999) from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Professor Sandberg is teaching courses and seminars on Property Law at The Stricks Law School and at the Law Faculties of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv University. He lectures on the subjects of his expertise in other academic institutions and public forums, both in Israel and abroad.

Prof. Sandberg was a member of the Israeli Council for Higher Education (CHE)(2012-2017) and his name was officially published as a candidate for the position of Supreme Court justice (November 2016). He was a member of governmental bodies and committees in the fields of real estate and high education.

Prof. Sandberg is member of the Israeli Bar (since 1991) and advice governmental bodies, public institutions and commercial firms.

Prof. Sandberg specializes in property law, real estate law, and history of Israel land law. His fields of research also involved in constitutional and feminist aspects of property law, tension between cultural religious and civil norms, trusts and charities. He has published many articles and books on his fields of expertise.

Research Interests and teaching

Property Law, Land Law, Land Registration, Trusts, Constitutional Law, Law and History, Law and Culture

 

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IRIS SOROKER
Dr. Iris Soroker

Dr. Iris Soroker, Justice Ret’, presides as the head of the Heth Academic Center for Research of Competition and Regulation. Dr. Soroker is a law professor at the College of Management Academic Studies. Her classes include commercial and Contract Law, Intellectual Property, Competition Law and Regulation. Alongside Dr. Soroker Academic occupation, she also acts as a mediator and arbitrator for the Center for Arbitration & Dispute Resolution in Tel-Aviv.

Dr. Soroker served as a Magistrate Court Judge for 13 years. She has a Ph.D in Law from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Dr. Soroker wrote a thesis on the “expropriation of the proprietary protection from patent owners at the point of monopoly”. Dr. Soroker finished her L.L.M and L.L.B cum laude at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. During her studies. Dr. Soroker did her legal internship for the Supreme Court President, Judge Meir Shamgar and later on at S.Horowitz Law Firm in Tel Aviv where she stayed on as a lawyer in the fields of commercial litigation for twelve years. Dr. Soroker also holds a master’s degree in literature from the Tel-Aviv University.

Research Interests and teaching

Commercial and Contract Law, Anti-Trust and Intellectual Property, Competition and Regulation.

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OMER TENE
Prof. Omer Tene

Professor Omer Tene in currently Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), where he leads the creation and distribution of content, research, programming and knowledge for the privacy community worldwide.

He is a consultant to governments, regulatory agencies and businesses on privacy, cybersecurity and data management. Currently on leave of absence at COLMAN, Professor Tene is an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society; and Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. He was appointed to the Arbitration Panel under the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield Agreement. He served as rapporteur for the 30-year review of the OECD Privacy Guidelines. He is co-editor with Jules Polonetsky and Evan Selinger of the Cambridge University Press book Consumer Privacy, and an author of dozens of articles on privacy and data protection appearing in law and technology reviews of Yale, Stanford, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, George Mason, University of North Carolina, Fordham, Ohio State and more.

Research Interests and teaching

Privacy, cybersecurity, law and technology, corporate law

ZVI TRIGER
Prof. Zvi Triger

Professor Zvi Triger is an associate professor at the Striks School of Law Faculty, where he served as Vice Dean (20011-2013). He holds an LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University (1997); an LL.M. (2004) and a J.S.D. (2004) from New York University School of Law.

He is the author of numerous books, articles and book chapters in the fields of family law, contract law, and gender studies. He was the scientific editor of the Hebrew edition of Carol Gilligan’s book Joining the Resistance (2016).

Research Interests and teaching

Family Law, Contract Law, Law and Culture, Legal Feminism, LGBTQ Rights

Limor Zer-Gutman
Dr. Limor Zer-gutman

Limor Zer-Gutman is senior lecturer at the Striks School of Law Faculty, College of Management Academic Studies (The Collman), and the founder and head of the Weiner Center for legal ethics and Professional Responsibility. She received her PhD from Stanford Law School, her LL.M from UCLA law School and her LL.B from Tel-Aviv University Law Faculty.

She is the Chief Editor of “HaMishpat” Law Review since 2013.

She served as consultant for the UN, E4J Integrity and Ethics University (2017-2018).

Professor Ben-Naftali taught at Brandeis University; was the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, and a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.

She worked at the Department of Peacekeeping Operation, the United Nations.

Prof. Ben-Naftali served on the editorial board of the European Journal of International Law, and is currently a member of the advisory board of editors of Humanity and the Max Planck Trialogue on the Laws of War and Peace.

She served as the Chairwoman of the board of Yesh-Din – Volunteers for Human Rights and currently (2017-2018) serves as the Chairman of the Sapir Prize in Literature Judges Committee.

She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in the field of international law. Her most recent book (co-authored with Michael Sfard and Hedi Viterbo) is The ABC of the OPT: A Legal Lexicon of the Israeli Control over the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Cambridge University Press 2018).

Research Interests and teaching

Public International Law, Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law, Jurisprudence, Law and Culture

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School of Economics

School of Economics

SHAHAR SANSANI
Dr. Shahar Sansani

Shahar Sansani is a lecturer in the School of Economics at the College of Management, Academic Studies, starting his tenure there in 2009 after receiving his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Davis. His research generally focuses on gender and race issues in the Economics of Education and Health Economics.

His latest works focus on differentials in academic success between genders and ethnic groups. Recently, Shahar has started investigating the differential treatment that religious and ethnic groups receive in the housing market.

Shahar holds several administrative positions in the School of Economics, including being the course coordinator for the Principles of Economics courses, serving as the faculty representative for the Student Economics Forum, and serving as the School representative of the Israeli Economics Association.

Fields of Research:

Economics of Discrimination, Education Economics, Health Economics

Teaching Interests:

Economics of Discrimination, Education Economics, Labor Economics

 

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Itzhak Zilcha
Prof. Itzhak Zilcha

Phd in Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1976).
Research Interests: Economic Theory, Decision making Under Uncertainty, Economic Growth and Inequality, Futures Markets, Insurance, Information, Higher Education.
Teaching: Advanced Microeconomics, Economics of Uncertainty, Growth Economics, Insurance and Information.

School of Computer Science

School of Computer Sceince

GALIT HAIM
Dr. Galit Haim

Dr. Galit Haim serves as the vice dean in the Computer Science department in the College of Management Academic Studies. In addition, Galit is a lecturer in the CS department and a researcher in the Artificial Intelligence field. She holds a PhD. in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University (2014); a M.Sc in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University (2008) and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science (2003) from Bar Ilan University.

Dr. Galit Haim also teaches in Bar Ilan University in the Computer Science department the course of “Artificial Intelligence”.

She is a program chair in some of the worldwide leading conferences of Artificial Intelligence, and a member in the IAAI (Israel Association AI).

Galit has more than 15 years in the high-tech industry as a Senior programmer and a team leader in the fields of real time and embedded systems.

Research Interests and teaching

  • Human and Computer-agent Negotiation and Interaction, Machine Learning, Agents, NLP and Algorithms.
  • Introduction to Computer Science; Algorithms; Data Base Systems; Data Science; Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
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Igor Rochlin
Dr. Igor Rochlin

I am an Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science at College of Management Academic Studies (CV). I am also the head of the best student program and chair of the school’s Colloquium. I hold a PhD in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University. My PhD is in the field of Search Theory and Game Theory.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

My main research interest is in the field of:

Multi-Agent Systems

Multi-Agent Economic Search

Search Theory

Game Theory

Mechanism Design

Fairness in Team Search

Genetic Algorithm

 

TEACHING:

Operation Systems

Web Application Development

Advanced Topics in Web Application Development

Object Oriented Programming

Software Engineering

Introduction to Computer Science

DataBase Systems

Advanced Algorithmic Programming

School of Behavioral Sciences & Psychology

School of Behavioral Sciences & Psychology

Tamar Almor
Prof. Tamar Almor

Prof. Tamar Almor is the Dean of the School for Behavioral Sciences and the Dept. of Psychology at the College of Management Academic Studies. Previously, she established and ran the Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the School of Business Administration where she also served as Vice Dean.

Subsequently, she served as Dean of Students for about 12,000 students and in this capacity founded the Center for Academic Accessibility, established to advance students with special needs, special groups, and people who need extra help and attention to earn a degree. As a result, the College of Management has become one of the leading academic institutions in Israel on accessibility.

Her research focuses on international business strategy and global entrepreneurship, subjects which she teaches at the School of Behavioral Sciences, the School of Business and the School of Design and Innovation. She has more than 25 years of experience in teaching courses and programs in Israel and overseas related to international strategy, global innovation and entrepreneurship. She has taught these subjects as a guest lecturer at several institutions in Singapore, Finland, Norway and the Netherlands. She also works as a consultant and coach for executives at top Israeli and foreign companies.

She publishes extensively in leading journals such as Management International Review, International Business Review, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Research Policy, the Journal of International Management, and Thunderbird International Business Review among others. She has been cited according to Google Citations over 1,300 times. She is a member of various Editorial Boards, including Management International Review, International Journal of Emerging Markets, Competitiveness Review: An International Business Journal, and the Journal of Knowledge Management.

Prof. Tamar Almor earned her Ph.D. at Tel Aviv University in International Business. She has an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a graduate degree in Organizational Behavior.

JOY BENATOV
Dr. Joy Benatov

Dr Joy Benatov is a faculty member at the Department of Psychology at the College of Management Academic Studies.

Dr Benatov is a child and adolescents clinical psychologist. She holds a B.Sc from Tel-Aviv University (2004); a M.A and Ph.D from Bar-Ilan University(2011). Served as a post-doc fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center (2016).

She has worked at the Ministry of Health, and at Schneider Children’s Medical Center. Her  work is aligned with the scientist-practitioner model. As a clinician she specializes in clinical evaluation and psychological treatment of at risk youth and their families that suffer from mental disorders and emotional difficulties. Experienced in applying a variety of evidence based psychotherapeutic interventions such as: Psychodynamic Treatment, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Mentalization based therapy.

Her main research areas include suicide prevention among adolescents, specifically identifying high risk groups and characterizing unique risk factors and trajectories contributing to suicidal risk among these groups.  As well as, developing evidence based suicide prevention strategies within educational settings.  An adjacent field of study she studies is the connection between bullying and suicide behavior among children and adolescents.  An additional field of research Dr Benatov is focused on is development of school-based psycho-educational intervention programs for enhancing psychological resiliency and decreasing intergroup prejudice.

She serves as an advisor to national organizations such as the Ministry of Welfare and Social Services, Ministry of Education.

She serves as a reviewer for several peer review journals (Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Transcultural Psychiatry, European Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry).

Research Interests

Suicidiology, Depression, Bullying, School-based interventions

Teaching

Abnormal psychology, Developmental psychology, At risk Youth, Conduct problems

 

+972-54-4659-602
Hanna Benoni
Dr. Hanna Benoni

Dr. Hanna Benoni received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Tel-Aviv University (2013). She then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Open University of Israel (2012-2013), and continued as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science (2014-2016). Hanna joined the Department of Psychology as a faculty member in 2014, and she now serves as the head of the B.A program in psychology and runs the Visual Attention and Cognition Lab

Research Interests and Teaching  

Cognitive psychology, Visual attention and perception, ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), Object recognition.

BORIS BLUMENSTEIN
Prof. Boris Blumenstein

Prof. Boris Blumenstein is the Director, Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Ribstein Center for Sport Medicine Sciences and Research at Wingate Institute, an Associate Professor at the M.A. program of Psychology of Sport and Exercise at the College of Management Academic Studies (THE COLLMAN), and an Associate Professor at Givat Washington Academic College .

He received his Ph.D. in Sport Psychology in 1980 from the All Union Institute for Research in Sport Department of Sport Psychology, Moscow, Russia (former USSR). His extensive experience in sport psychology spans some 40 years, culminating in applied work at the elite level. He has been a sport psychology consultant for the Soviet national and Olympic teams (1975-1984) and since 1990 he has been a head of sport psychologist services to the Israeli national and Olympic teams (including delegation to Atlanta, 1996; Sydney, 2000; Athens, 2004 and Beijing, 2008).

Prof. Blumenstein has about 100 publications (of which 63 are published in peer-reviewed journals, 29 are book chapters, 5 are books and 2 are a co-edited book). He delivered about 50 professional presentations and international workshops in the USA, Canada, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. In addition, he is past President of the Israeli Society for Sport Psychology.

Research Interests and Teaching  

Mental skills training for performance, stress-performance relationship, biofeedback training, effectiveness of different mental interventions athletic competitions readiness.

+972-54-489-4750
Keren Friedman-Peleg
Dr. Keren Friedman-peleg

Dr. Keren Friedman-Peleg is a senior lecturer at the School of Behavioral Science, and the Dean of students at the College of Management – Academic Studies, Israel. She obtained her PhD in Tel-Aviv University, in the department of Sociology and Anthropology, under the supervision of Prof. Yoram Bilu and Prof. Moshe Shokeid (2009).

Friedman-peleg was a visiting scholar at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (2016), and a visiting assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology and of the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley (2018).  Based on her ethnographic research at non-profit organizations in Israel – NATAL (The Israeli Center for Victims of Terror and War) and ITC (Israel Trauma Coalition) – she published articles about the intersection between clinical questions of diagnosis, treatment and prevention and socio-political questions of national belonging and ethnic inequality in leading journals, such as Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry and Transcultural Psychiatry (with Y. Bilu). The full manuscript of her doctoral thesis – entitled “A Nation on the Couch: The Politics of Trauma in Israel” was published by Magnes – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Press (2014), and by the University of Toronto Press (2017). Her new manuscript, “National Security, Emergency Preparedness, and the Psychological Project of ‘Building Resilience’: Governance and Cultural Mediation on the Border of Israel and Gaza” is currently under review by University of Pennsylvania Press.  

Research Interests

Anthropology of the Therapeutic Discourse, Security-related Trauma and Resilience, Nationalism, Ethnicity and Inequality

Teaching

Introduction to Anthropology, Qualitative Research Methods, Contemporary Theories of Culture, Anthropology of the Therapeutic Discourse

+972-50-3067000
GILLIE GABAY
Dr. Gillie Gabay

Dr. Gillie Gabay is a senior lecturer at the College of Management Academic Studies (The Collman), and a member of the School of Behavioral Sciences and Psychology, where she served as the head of the Graduate Organizational Development program (2015), the chair of the school’s steering committee (2015) and the chair of the Systemic Organizational Development Specialty which she founded (2009-2015).

She holds a Bachelor degree in Social work from Tel-Aviv University (1992); a Master  degree in Labor Studies from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D (2000) in Business Administration and Systems Science from Portland State University, Oregon, U.S.A.

Dr. Gabay taught at Tel-Aviv University and Portland State University and is a research fellow at the University Cattolica, Rome.

Dr. Gabay serves as a reviewer at the Advances in Healthcare Management Journal (Emerald), INHP Israel, QMJ International Journal of Medicine and PLOS One.

She served as a volunteer with teen moms at the Salvation Army, with youth at Unistream organization and with the mentally retarded at a non-profit organization.

She manages a public blog aimed at promoting patient-centered care and is a founder of an international social project of promoting patient-physician communication. 

She is the author of three books, articles and book chapters in the field of health psychology. Her most recent book (co-authored with Moskowitz, Silcher and Galanter) deals with patient-centered care and medical professionalism in hospitalizations.

Dr. Gabay works with managements in leading systemic changes in complex organizations.

Research Interests

Patient-centered care, antecedents and outcomes of trust in health: reducing re-admissions, resilience, patient-physicians communication, burnout in health.

+972-526-431-805
Lael Gershgoren
Dr. Lael Gershgoren

Lael Gershgoren, PhD, is an assistant professor, a researcher and a consultant in sport, exercise, and performance psychology. He graduated with an MA and PhD from Florida State University. Dr. Gershgoren is a faculty member in the Academic Collage of Management at Rishon LeZion where he mostly teaches sport psychology in the master level program in psychology of sport & exercise.

His research in sport psychology evolves around four main areas: (a) team coordination and shared mental models (SMM), (b) decision-making and decision-time within the perceptual-cognitive-motor linkage, (c) team cohesion and its effect on the individual and team performance, and (d) determination and motivation in youth sport and parental involvement. Dr. Gershgoren’s studies have been published in leading peer-reviewed journals in sport psychology. Additionally, he serves as a reviewer for several journals in this domain. Dr. Gershgoren is conducting his applied work mostly with elite athletes in various individual and team sports. Furthermore, he serves as a performance enhancement consultant for the Combat Fitness Department, Doctrine and Research Branch, IDF.

 

+972-52-442-0608
IRIS ORBACH
Dr. Iris Orbach

Dr. Iris Orbach is the Head of MA program in “Sport and Exercise Psychology”, the College of Management Academic Studies (THE COLLMAN); the Head of “Health Promotion Program” at the Nat Holman School for Coaches and Instructors, Wingate Institute; a researcher and a sport psychology consultant in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Ribstein Center for Sport Medicine Sciences and Research, Wingate Institute.

Dr. Orbach received her Ph.D. in Sport Psychology in 1999 from the University of Florida, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, in Gainesville, Florida, USA. She worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Sport, Fitness and Leisure Studies at Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts, USA. In addition to teaching, Dr. Orbach has published numerous articles and book chapters, and has given presentations at national and international conferences on topics related to sport psychology. She is the coauthor of the books “Integrated Periodization in Sports Training & Athletic Development”, “Mental Practice in Sport: Twenty Case Studies” and “Psychological Skills Training”. Dr. Orbach uses her psychology skills as a consultant for athletes at all skill levels. In her free time, Dr. Orbach enjoys running, bicycling, swimming, weight lifting, and all kind of fitness activities.

Research Interests and Teaching

Stress-performance relationships, youth and motivation in sport, biofeedback training, effectiveness of various mental training practices, physical activity and wellbeing.

 
+972-52-640-7510
DAVID SEGAL
Dr. David Segal

David Segal, PhD is a full time faculty at the School Behavioral Sciences, College of Management Academic Studies (ComaS), where he served as Associate Dean (2008-2009), Chair of the Family Studies Graduate Program (2013-2016), and Head of the Management and Human Resources Major (2010-2016).

David Segal, PhD is a clinical psychologist and a senior organizational consultant. He served as a Chief Psychologist at the Department of Neurology (1996),  the Day Rehabilitation Unit (1997), and the National Hemophilia Center (1997-1999), at The Chaim Sheba Medical Center. He also served as a member at The Public Committee for the Designation of Estate Funds, The Administrator General, The Ministry of Justice (2007-2014).

David Segal, PhD was an invited lecture at the Seminar on Women Entrepreneurship – Challenges and Successes (ComaS)  (2016), the Seminar on Society, Authorities and Restorative Justice – Constructing Perceptions of Sexual Assault (Bar Ilan University) (2013), and the Symposium on “The Limits of supervision” (IPPA – Israeli Association for Organizational Development, Ramat Gan, Israel) (2010). He also presented papers at the 13th European Congress of Psychology (20113), and the 12th Biennial conference of the  international society for the study of work and organizational values (ISSWOV) (2010).

Research Interests and teaching

Organizational Leadership & Behavior, Parenting.

+972-52-885-8087
KEREN SHAKHAR
Dr. Keren Shakhar

Dr. Keren Shakhar is a senior lecturer at the School of Behavioral Sciences and Psychology in the College of Management Academic Studies (The Collman). She received her M.A in Consulting Psychology and Ph.D from Tel-Aviv university. She then continued for post-doctoral studies in the Department of Oncological Science at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Dr Shakhar has taught at various institutions including Tel-Aviv University. Haifa University, The Open University and the Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo.

She is the author of articles and book chapters in the field of health psychology.

Research Interests

Psychology of health, psychoneuroimmunology, fertility, cancer, sickness behaviors, vaccine hesitancy

+972-52-678-2949
SHMUEL SHULMAN
Prof. Shmuel Shulman

Shmuel Shulman has been a full professor in the Department of Psychology, College of Management Academic Studies (THE COLLMAN) since the 2017-2018 academic year. Professor Shulman received his PhD in clinical psychology from Bar Ilan University.

 He was faculty at Tel Aviv university for ten years, after which he returned to  Bar Ilan University where he served as head of the graduate program in clinical psychology,  head of the Department of Psychology and  Dean of Students. 

Professor Shulman served as an affiliative professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, Ft. Lauderdale.  In addition, he was a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, Yale University (Department of Psychiatry), York University (Toronto), Jyvaskula University, Finland and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He was also a DAAD fellow at the Universities of Bonn and Jena in Germany. 

In addition to his academic work, Professor Shulman is a senior clinical  psychologist.  He worked for almost fifteen years in an adolescent inpatient unit at the Abarbanel Hospital, and in a clinic serving children, adolescents and their families (Ministry of Health).  A few years ago he co-founded a clinic for young adults at the Shalvatah Mental Health Center.  

Professor  Shulman is  currently on the editorial  boards of Journal of Adolescence, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and Emerging Adulthood. He served on the editorial  board of the  Journal of Research on Adolescence between 2006 and 2012.  

Research Interests and Teaching

Development, adaptation and pathology among adolescents and young adults.  These topics are studied with the framework of Developmental Psychopathology. Professor Shulman has a number of ongoing longitudinal studies:

  1. Development and adaptation (career and romantic relationships) in young adulthood. In this study young adults have been followed for a period of 12 years.
  2. Romantic and sexual pathways from adolescence to young adulthood. Participants have been followed for nine years, since the age of 16.
  3. The role of psychological intervention in the attainment of developmental task and decrease in depression and anxiety. Pre and post comparisons are conducted.

Professor’s Shulman’s studies were funded by the BSF, ISF, the Ministry of Health and the Anti Drug Authority.

 

IDO ZIV
Dr. Ido Ziv

Dr. Ido Ziv is a lecture in the Psychology department of the College of Management Academic Studies, where he served as an Acting Head (2014-2015) and Vice Head (2015-2017). He holds a Ph.D (2007) and a M.B.A. (2008) from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

. Dr. Ziv is a Clinical Psychology experienced at focal intervention as well long term psychotherapy. He is a member of the International Association for Relational psychoanalysis (IRAPP) and the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP). Dr. Ziv serves as a mental health officer in his military service and occasionally also psychologically accompanies IDF wounded Veterans in their rehabilitation journeys.

Research Interests and teaching

Young adults and romantic relations, anxiety and stressful situation, mental resilience, parental presence and skills, social cognition and naive theories. Dr. Ziv also  have great interest in developing and using new technologies for symptoms alleviation and as a complementary tool for diagnosis and therapy.

+972-52-8935-749
NAOMI ZIV
Dr. Naomi Ziv

Dr. Naomi Ziv is a senior lecturer in the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences department of the College of Management Academic Studies (The Colman), She holds Ph.D (1999) in psychology from the university of Paris-X Nanterre.

Dr. Ziv taught in several institutions including Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv Yafo Academic college, Levinsky seminar, and others.

Research Interests and teaching

Psychology of music, focusing on music’s effect on attitudes, behavior, emotion and cognition.

 
+972-3-6720092
School of Media Studies

School of Media Studies

EVA BERGER
Dr. Eva Berger

Dr. Eva Berger is a senior lecturer and Head of the Program in Content and Production at the School of Media Studies of the College of Management Academic Studies (Collman), where she also served as Dean (2006-2012). She holds a B.A. from the Department of Film and Television at Tel-Aviv University (1985) and an M.A. (1986) and a Ph.D (1991) in Media Ecology from New York University.

Dr. Berger taught at NYU, Tel Aviv University, the Kibbutzim College of Education and the Sam Spiegel Film School, and has been part of the faculty at COLLMAN for close to 30 years.

She has served on numerous boards and public service organizations including the Israel Peace Initiative, Israel Press Council, and Institute of General Semantics.

Eva has been a frequent commentator in the Israeli press on issues relating to media, language, gender and culture. She served on the editorial board of EME: Explorations in Media Ecology (The Journal of the Media Ecology Association), and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Giluy Daat, a Multidisciplinary Journal on Education, Society and Culture, Seminar Hakibbutzim Publishers, as well as member of the Board of Trustees of  ETC.: A Review of General Semantics.

She served as Chairwoman of the board of Women in the Picture (the Association for the Advancement of Women in the Visual Arts).

She is the author of various articles and book chapters in the fields of Communication and Media Studies. Her most recent book (co-authored with Dr. Isaac Berger) is The Communication Panacea: Pediatrics and General Semantics.

Research Interests and teaching

Media Ecology, Gender, Advertising, Media and Technology, Health Communication, General Semantics.

+972-52-5401023
School of Design & Innovation

School of Design & Innovation

Gavin Suss
Dr. Gavin Suss

Educator, mentor, teacher in creative thinking and practical innovation. Combines practical hands on work in the industry with academic research. Dean and Head of the MA program at the School of Design and Innovation.