1981: Ph.D., Social Work & Psychology, University of Michigan
1978: M.S.W, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1975: B.S.W, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
2018 - Present: Professor Emeritus, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Louis & Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work Bar Ilan University, Israel
2008 - present : Professor, Louis & Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
2016-2017: Visiting Scholar, USC
2007 – 2011: Head of Research and Evaluation, Haruv Institute
2007 – 2008: Visiting Scholar, USC and UCLA
2006 – 2008: Gordon Brown Chair, Hebrew University
2002 – 2007: Head, Research Group: ental health and well being in childhood and adolesence
2002 – 2008: Professor, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
1993 – 2001: Associate Professor, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
1995 – 1997: Head, MSW program, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1993 – 1995: Visiting Professor, Merrill Palmer Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit MI
1988 – 1993: Senior Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
1986 – 1988: Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
1982 – 1988: Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
1982-1986,1988 – 1992: Researcher, Mental Health Department, Israel Defense Force.
1980 – 1981: Research and Teaching Assistant, School of Social Work, University of Michigan.
1975 – 1978: Research and Teaching Assistant, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Membership in editorial boards
2016 – present: International Journal of School Climate and Violence Prevention
2014 – present: International Journal of Social Welfare
2014 – present: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
2010 – present: Child Abuse and Neglect
2004 – present: Mifgash Laavoda Chinochit Sozialit (Hebrew)
2001 – present: Journal of School Violence
1994 – 1996 : Research on Social Work Practice
1990 – 2001: Hevra Urevacha (Hebrew)
Professional-public service (since 2000)
Numerous (paid and unpaid) consultations with government ministries, agencies and organizations and service as a board member of child welfare agencies.
2017 - present: Head, Expert Committee on Dissemination of Social Emotional Learnig in the Educational System, Israel Academy of Sciences
2015 - present: Member, High Academic Council, Levinsky College
2011 - present: Member, Scientific Council of the Ministry of Education
2010 - present: Member, France's Scientific Committee on Violence Prevention
2013 – Present: Member, expert team on Inequality in Education, Israel Academy of Science
2012 – 2013: Head, expert team on Disruptive Behaviors in School, Israel Academy of Science
2009 – 2010: Chair, Public Committee on the Statistics of Children at Risk, Central Bureau of Statistics
2008 – 2010: Vice President for Research, International Observatory of School Violence
2007 - 2010: Member, Experts Committee for the Examination of the Israeli National Educational Indicators System, Israel Academy of Science
2004 – 2006: Member, Prime Ministry Committee for Children and Youth in Distress (Schmid Committee); Head- sub committee on Knowledge, Information and Training
2000 – 2003: Member, The Rotlevy Comission for the Examination of Foundemental Principles of Children and the Law. Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Children in Out of Home Care
2000 – 2002: Member, A consultation committee to the Minister of Welfare, on Decision Committees in Child Welfare ('Vaadat Gilat').
Honors and Awards
Fellow, American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, 2018
Distinguished Career Achievement Award, Society for Social Work Research, 2017
Fellow, Society for Social Work Research, 2017
Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) Distinguished Career Achievement Award, 2016
Israel’s EMET Prize for Science, Art, and Culture, 2016
Military Child Coalition, Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award to the Building Capacity Consortium, 2014.
France's Chevalier des Ordre de Palmes Academique (Knight in the Order of Academic Palmes), 2011
Israel's Landau Prize for Research and Science, 2010
Society for Social Work Research Excellence in Research Award, 2010
American Educational Research Division E Research Award in Counseling, 2010
Outstanding Book Award, American Educational Research Association, 2007
Honorable Mention to 'School Violence in Context', William James Book Award, The Society of General Psychology (APA Division One), 2006
American Educational Research- 'Most distinguished scientific contribution article of the year', 2006
The Hebrew University Rector (Provost) Prize, 2002
Certificate of Distinction, The Adler Research Center for Child Welfare and Protection, 2000
Jordan Post Doctoral Fellowship, 1978-1981