Jan. 17, 2022
​Teaching is a central and important aspect of the University's academic activities. The University would like to recognize our academic faculty members for their outstanding excellence in teaching, this year also honoring academic faculty members who made innovative and creative changes in their teaching methods. 
The outstanding lecturers for the 2020/2021 academic year are:

Roth Prize for Excellence in Teaching
This prize, established by Mr. Lenny Roth in honor of his father Prof. Charles Roth, enables students to honor a lecturer who impacted their studies and academic lives. This year, the prize was granted to a lecturer who received an exceptionally high evaluation score in the teaching quality survey and was thus chosen as an unusually inspiring lecturer. This year's recipient is:

Prof. Ayelet Harel – The Program for Conflict Management (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Glatt Prize for Excellence in Teaching
This prize was established by Herman Glatt, Attn., in memory of his parents Luba and David Glatt, lovers of Israel who were actively involved in the Zionist movement in the United States. The prize is granted to outstanding lecturers who received the highest teaching score in each faculty. The lecturers were chosen based on their scores in the teaching quality survey completed by students at the end of the academic year. Outstanding lecturers are as follows:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Prof. Muhammad Al-Atawneh, Middle East Studies
Dr. Yonatan Mendel, Middle East Studies
Dr. Avi Marciano Gilburd, Communication Studies
Dr. Osama Swidan, Program for Science and Technology Teaching

Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Prof. Erez Gilad, Nuclear Engineering
Dr. Isana Veksler-Lublinsky, Software and Information Systems Engineering
Dr. Shmulik Pinkert, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Oren Tsur, Software and Information Systems Engineering
Dr. Yakov Shay-El (Kobi) Cohen, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mr. Dor Atzmon, Software and Information Systems Engineering

Faculty of Natural Sciences
Prof. Eyal Arbely, Chemistry
Dr. Gili Golan-Polak, Mathematics
Dr. Niv Gilboa, Computer Sciences
Dr. Or Sattath, Computer Sciences
Dr. Michal Shemesh, Computer Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. Stav Shapira, School of Public Health
Dr. Doron Sagy, Goldman Medical School

Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management
Dr. Dorit Efrat-Treister, Management
Ms. Shani Malka-Avraham, Management
Mr. Paul Klein, Management

Eilat Campus
Mr. Noam Gonnen, Eilat Campus (doctoral student)

 
Prize of the Unit for the Advancement of Quality Teaching and Learning
 
This unit recognizes outstanding lecturers who taught service courses for large groups of students outside their department. The unit would like to express the University's appreciation for overcoming the unique challenges entailed in teaching these courses. The recipient is:

Dr. Izhar Oppenheim, Mathematics

Prizes and Certificates for Innovative Lecturers
The Unit for the Advancement of Quality Teaching and Learning would like to recognize innovative lecturers who made a significant, innovative, and creative change in teaching methods during the 2020-2021 academic year, with the aim of improving the teaching and learning process. 

The innovative lecturers awarded a monetary prize and certificate of appreciation are as follows:

Innovative Lecturers from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Prof. Tal Svoray, Geography and Environmental Development 
Prof. Sharon Pardo, Politics and Government

Innovative Lecturer from the Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Prof. Guy Shani, Software and Information Systems Engineering

Innovative Lecturers from the Faculty of Natural Sciences
Prof. Michael Codish, Computer Sciences
Prof. Chen Keasar, Computer Sciences
Dr. Michal Shemesh, Computer Sciences

Innovative Lecturers from the Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. Shimon David Amar, Division of Community Health
Dr. Arie Koifman, Goldman Medical School

Innovative Lecturer from the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management
Mr. Paul Klein, Management

The innovative lecturers awarded a certificate of appreciation are as follows:
 

Innovative Lecturers from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Erez Joskovich, Philosophy 
Prof. Yoav Kessler, Psychology

Innovative Lecturers from the Faculty of Health Sciences
Prof. Moriah E. Ellen, Health Systems Policy and Management
Dr. Odeya Cohen, Nursing
Dr. Menashe Meni Amram, Nursing

Certificate of Appreciation for Lecturers of the Course: Environmental Protection and Sustainability
This year it was decided to award certificates of appreciation to lecturers of the course Environmental Protection and Sustainability, for the unique, different, innovative and interesting learning experience which combines many and varied topics of knowledge on the subjects of environment, nature and sustainability. The course was offered as an interactive course on the prestigious edX platform. This exposed thousands of students from over the world to topics of important human interest. 

The lecturers are as follows:
Prof. Yaron Ziv, Course Founder and Head of the School of Sustainability and Climate Change
Prof. David Katoshevski, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prof. Isaac A. Meir, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prof. Amit Gross, The Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research
Prof. Meidad Kissinger, Geography and Environmental Development
Dr. Shirli Bar-David, The Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental & Energy Research​