CV

Education

Post-doctoral training (Mathematics Education)

1. Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 2014-2016

Mentor: Prof. Alan Schoenfeld

2. Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Science Teaching, Israel, 2012-2014

Mentor: Prof. Abraham Arcavi

Ph.D. Degree (Mathematics)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, graduated in 2012.

Advisor: Prof. Tsachik Gelander

Thesis Title: Product Decompositions and Splitting Theorems of Busemann Non-Positively Curved Spaces

M.Sc. Degree (Mathematics)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, graduated in 2006, Cum Laude.

Advisor: Prof. Emmanuel Dror Farjoun

Thesis Title: Cellular Approximation of Groups

B.Sc. Degree (Mathematics and Computer Sciences)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, graduated in 2003, Cum Laude.

Employment History

2019 –

Senior Scientist, Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

2016 – 2018

Senior Intern, Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

National and International Recognition

Competitive Scholarships

 

2014 – 2016

2014 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

2003 – 2005

M.Sc. Excellence Scholarship, Einstein Institute of Mathematics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (Awarded to two Mathematics M.Sc. students each year)

Academic Awards

 

2010

Klein Prize for Outstanding Graduate Students in Mathematics and Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

2002

Dean's Honorary List of Excellence, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Research Fellowships

 

2014 – 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel 

2014 – 2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Alan Schoenfeld, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

2003 – 2011

Merit Scholarship throughout my M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Scientific Committees

 

2018 – 2019

Co-leader of the Topic Working Group “TWG14: University mathematics education” in the Congress of the 11th European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Utrecht, Netherland

2018  

Co-chair of the Scientific Committee of the 7th Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (JCRME7), Israel

2017  

Member of the Scientific Committee of the 6th Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (JCRME6), Israel

2016 – 2017

Co-leader of the Topic Working Group “TWG14: University mathematics education” in the Congress of the 10th European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Dublin, Ireland

Personal Scientific Invitations (International, funded)

 

2017

Hosts: Prof. Sinead Breen, Dublin City University; Prof. Maria Meehan, University College Dublin; Prof. Ann O'Shea, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland

Purpose: Professional collaboration, invited talk

2015

Host: The Didactics of Mathematics in Higher Education as a Scientific Discipline Conference, University of Kassel, Germany

Purpose: Invited paper presentation

2015

Host: Prof. Chris Rasmussen, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego State University, USA

Purpose: Invited talk

2015

Host: Prof. Patrick Thompson, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University, USA

Purpose: Invited talk

2013

Host: Prof. Deborah L. Ball, School of Education, University of Michigan, USA

Purpose: Participation in the Elementary Mathematics Laboratory

             

Teaching Experience

Course Instructor 

 

2020

 

2019

Problem Solving in Mathematics, Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Probability and Statistics for Secondary Teachers, Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Teaching Assistant 

2010 – 2011

Ordinary Differential Equations; Infinitesimal Calculus

2009 – 2010

Infinitesimal Calculus; Linear Algebra for Engineers

2007 – 2008

Mathematical Logic; Topology

2006 – 2007

Discrete Mathematics; Calculus for Science Students

2005 – 2006

Linear Algebra; Combinatorics

2004 – 2005

Analysis Workshop for Exact Sciences; Set Theory

2003 – 2004

Advanced Infinitesimal Calculus; Linear Algebra 

Student Tutoring (Undergraduate Mathematics)

 

2003 – 2011

 2 hours per week during the academic semesters

       

 

Presentations at Scientific Conferences (* International; ** Local)

2019**

“Fostering learning of informal mathematics in a formal course: What are the key challenges for instructors, and what can be done about them?”, the Annual Meeting of the Israel Mathematical Union 2019, Jerusalem, Israel

2019*

“Formative assessment of proof comprehension in undergraduate

mathematics: Affordances of iterative lecturer feedback”, the 11th Congress of the European Society for Research in Math-Education (CERME), Utrecht, Netherland

2018*

“Diversity in curriculum committees: Challenges and opportunities for cross-community collaboration”, the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction Study 24th conference, Tsukuba, Japan

2018*

“Playing Tic Tac Toe or learning non-Euclidean Geometry?”, the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Umeå, Sweden

2018**

“Different modes of collaboration between teachers and education researchers: Where we are and how can we move forward?”, the 6th Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education, Israel

2018**

“Can mathematicians learn from mathematics educators about mathematics? Can mathematics educators learn from mathematicians about mathematics education?”, the 6th Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education, Israel

2017**

“Lost in translation: What is research on mathematics education, and how can it help us?”, The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Israel Mathematical Union, Acre, Israel

2017*

“Math teaching as jazz improvisation: Exploring the ‘highly principled but not determinate’ instructional moves of an expert instructor”, the 10th Congress of the European Society for Research in Math-Education (CERME10), Dublin, Ireland

2017**

“On the fine line between pedagogical principles and improvisation in inquiry-oriented instruction: Examining the ‘unjustifiable’ teaching moves of an expert instructor”, the 5th Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education, Israel

2017**

“Our inner discourse as mathematics-education researchers: diving into questions that (sometimes) trouble every one of us” at the 5th Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education, Israel.

2016*

“University mathematics teaching: practices outside class that shape the mathematics in the lectures”, The 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education 2016 (ICME13), Hamburg, Germany

2016*

“The same lecture outline, but very different lectures: The decisions mathematics instructors make and how they shape the mathematics in their classrooms”, MAA Invited Paper Session, The Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle, USA

2015*

“Why different mathematics instructors teach students different lessons about mathematics in lectures”, The Didactics of Mathematics in Higher Education as a Scientific Discipline Conference, Hannover, Germany

2015**

"Towards a theory of teaching and learning to think mathematically at university", The NAEd/Spencer Fellowship Programs Fall Retreat 2015, Washington, D.C., USA

2015*

"Exploring practices and beliefs that shape the teaching of mathematical ways of thinking and doing at university", the 18th Conference on Research in Undergraduate Math Education (CRUME), Pittsburgh, USA

2014**

"Variability in University Mathematics – A Tale of Two Instructors", the 2nd Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education, Israel

2013*

"Revisiting University Mathematics – A Tale of Two Instructors", the 8th Congress of the European Society for Research in Math-Education (CERME8), Antalya, Turkey

2010*

"What do we know about spaces of non-positive curvature", Research Workshop on Geometry of Group Actions on CAT(0) Spaces and Buildings, Sde-Boker, Israel

Seminars and Colloquium Talks (* International; ** Local)

2019**

“Leadership TRAIL: challenges, successes, and reflections”, Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

2019**

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, QED!”, the National Conference of Mathematics Secondary Teachers, Israel

2019 **

“Fostering meaning in mathematics education, from elementary school to the matriculation exams”, Ministry of Education, Israel

2018**

“Mashal! Mashal?", Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

2017*

“Close encounters of the third kind: What we learned from collaboration between mathematicians and education researchers, and how can we move forward”, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.

2017**

“From course design to in-the-moment decisions: Exploring the mechanisms that underlie mathematics teaching at university”, School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

2016*

“(How) Can mathematicians help math teachers teach better?”, The Research in Cognition and Mathematics Education Professional Seminar, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, USA

2015*

"Student initiation to university mathematics: A case study of instructors' practices and beliefs", Mathematics Education Colloquium, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

2015*

"Student initiation to university mathematics: A case study of instructors' practices and beliefs", Mathematics Colloquium of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, San Diego State University, California, USA.

2015**

“University math lectures: Why different mathematicians teach the same topics but different mathematics”, School of Education, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

2015**

“University math lectures: Why different mathematicians teach the same topics but different mathematics”, Department of Mathematics Education, University of Haifa, Israel

2015*

"What mathematical content is there to learn here? Instructors' and students' different perspectives on the mathematics at university", Social policy and research in cognition & mathematics education: A focus on common core (SPARCME), University of California, Berkeley, USA

2014**

"From Research in Pure Mathematics to Math Education– A Once in a Life Time Experience (Thank God!)", Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

2014**

“Do Different University Math Instructors Teach the Same Mathematics? A Tale of Two Lessons”, Math Education Seminar, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel

2013**

"Deriving Different Plots - A Story of Two University Math Lessons on the Derivative", Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

2011**

"Product Decompositions and Splitting Theorems in Busemann Non-Positively Curved Spaces", Einstein Institute of Mathematics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel