Dr. Yael Israel-Cohen is a senior lecturer in the School of Behavioral Sciences and the Director of International Academic Affairs at the College of Management Academic Studies. She is the coordinator of the Erasmus+ project WILLIAM, a 1 million Euro grant from the European Commission supporting a consortium of 12 partner institutions to advance Internationalization at Home. Previously, Dr. Israel-Cohen served as the co-supervisor of the Thesis program in the Business School where she also taught courses in research methods and negotiation. She completed her doctoral studies in Sociology at Tel Aviv University (2012) and post-doctoral studies at Northwestern University (2014-2016) where she held a joint appointment in the Israel Studies Program and the Sociology Department. During her time at Northwestern, Dr. Israel-Cohen completed a certificate in non-profit management at Kellogg School of Management.
Dr. Israel-Cohen has an interdisciplinary background with several publications spanning the fields of sociology, psychology, and education. She is the author of the book Between Feminism and Orthodoxy: Resistance, Identity, and Religious Change in Israel (Brill, 2012) and a co-author of two additional books in the fields of psychology and sociology of immigration. Her research skills include both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Outside of academia, Dr. Israel-Cohen is a strategic planning executive at UJA-Federation of New York where she works with the federation’s committees to decide on allocation of funding to NGOs in Israel.