Graduate Students Advising as Primary Research Dissertation Chair

PhD 2015   Shaked, Haim** The characteristics, sources, and development of systems thinking among prospective and novice school principals ** Winner, University’s Ph.D. Award ** Highly Commended Award winner of the 2015 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Education and Leadership Strategy category.
PhD 2016   Feldam, Niv** Exploring the professional learning community in special education schools ** Winner, University’s President Scholarship Award
PhD 2017   Qadech, Mowafaq** An integrative model for predicting faculty’s attributes in elementary schools: Exploring the role of principals’ characteristics and organizational learning mechanisms ** Ph.D Scholarship
PhD 2017 Cohen Rinat** The transition of women teaching to vice-principalship: A journey of personal, social and professional transformation ** Ph.D Scholarship
PhD 2017   Russo, Lily   A six-years exploration of the characteristics and development of superintendents’ professional learning community within a national reform context
PhD 2018 Ganon- Shilon, Sherry** Principals’ sense-making of their leadership role during large-scale reform ** Winner, University’s Graduate School Scholarship Award ** Winner, 2016 Foster-Polite Scholarship – Division A Graduate Students – American Educational Research Association.
PhD Current   Firuz, Florit The principal mentor and the novice principal: The determinants and development of a productive mentor-mentee relationship
PhD Current   Suria, Ofra Principals’ micro-political processes in the context of implementing a national reform
PhD       Current Simon Leibovitz Exploring systems thinking in schools’ leadership teams ** Ph.D Rector Prize for Excellence
MA                        Current Miran Barzilay   Initiating a learning-from-success professional learning forum in a middle-school
MA        Current Tova Kest Collaborative learning from success as perceived by special education teachers
MA 2018 Nechama Nadav   Developing and validating a systems-thinking scale for elementary school principals
MA 2017 Hagay Gefen School-middle leaders’ perceptions of the 21st-century learning reform in Israel
MA 2015   Damari, Avishag Middle leaders’ metaphors for teaching, teamwork and school management in an era of a large-scale national reform
MA 2015 Kneler, Jonathan Exploring principal mentors and leadership trainees’ perceptions regarding the mentoring relationship in a leadership education program
MA 2015 Shmesayev, Odia Chen   Secondary school principals perceptions of the implementation of the national education reform
MA 2014   Samara, Hipha Arab-Israeli principals’ perceptions regarding collective learning from success
MA 2012   Firuz, Florit Principal mentors’ metaphors regarding the mentoring process in principal preparation programs
MA 2012   Perelman, Yifat Collective learning in schools: The perceptions of prospective principals in leadership programs
MA 2012   Zur, Iris Teacher mentors and student teachers’ perceptions regarding collective learning from success
MA 2011   Atarchi, Lilach The development and measure of organizational learning mechanisms in secondary schools
MA 2011   Cohen, Liat The relationship between organizational learning mechanisms and principals’ commitment
MA 2011   Ganon, Sherry The sustainability of a collaborative learning initiative
MA 2011   Shapira, Anat Teachers’ perceptions regarding collective learning from success
MA 2010   Kadech, Mowafaq Exploring organizational learning mechanisms in elementary schools
MA 2010   Kazayof, Shlomo The relationship between organizational learning mechanisms and school structure/facilities
MA 2010   Vanunu, Carmit The relationship between organizational learning mechanisms and principals’ sense of efficacy
MA 2009   Asher, Naomi The relationship between organizational learning mechanisms and principals’ sense of uncertainty
MA 2009   Feldman, Niv Exploring organizational learning mechanisms in special education
MA 2009   Sadan, Shelly Teachers’, principals’, and superintendents’ perceptions of the professional learning community
MA 2009   Tchelet, Natali Exploring superintendents’ perceptions of learning from success

Post-Doctoral Student Advising:

Post-DocCurrentDa’as Rima, Ph.D.Haifa University.
Post-doc area of research: Principals’ cognitive complexity
Post-Doc Current Dafna Gan, Ph.D.Northeastern University.
Post-doc area of research: Environmental education leadership
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