Shoshi Bar-Eli earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture form Pratt Institute, New York. In her PhD from the Faculty
of Architecture in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology she focused on variations in design behavior, defining profiles, based on similarities and differences in design students’ processes. She is currently a senior lecturer in the School of Design and Innovation at the College of Management where she teaches various design courses. Her research focuses on design education, design studio teaching strategies, individual differences in design processes, and current issues of curriculum development. Shoshi also focuses on multidisciplinary group methodologies and innovation and develops interdisciplinary workshops relating choreography and movement with spatial perception and representational methods. Furthermore, she currently collaborates with the ministry of education in developing and innovative professional development strategies based on inter-relation between design thinking and information-based decision making.
Shoshi formerly served as Head of the Interior Design program. She initiated and formulated a new MA program in Design for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.