Education
Postdoctoral training (Mathematics Education)
1. Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 20142016
Mentor: Prof. Alan Schoenfeld
2. Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Science Teaching, Israel, 20122014
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 NonPositively 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 
Coleader of the Topic Working Group “TWG14: University mathematics education” in the Congress of the 11^{th} European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Utrecht, Netherland 

2018 
Cochair of the Scientific Committee of the 7^{th} Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (JCRME7), Israel 

2017 
Member of the Scientific Committee of the 6^{th} Jerusalem Conference on Research in Mathematics Education (JCRME6), Israel 

2016 – 2017 
Coleader 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 MathEducation (CERME), Utrecht, Netherland 
2018* 
“Diversity in curriculum committees: Challenges and opportunities for crosscommunity collaboration”, the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction Study 24^{th} conference, Tsukuba, Japan 
2018* 
“Playing Tic Tac Toe or learning nonEuclidean Geometry?”, the 42^{nd} 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 MathEducation (CERME10), Dublin, Ireland 
2017** 
“On the fine line between pedagogical principles and improvisation in inquiryoriented 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 mathematicseducation 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 2^{nd} 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 MathEducation (CERME8), Antalya, Turkey 
2010* 
"What do we know about spaces of nonpositive curvature", Research Workshop on Geometry of Group Actions on CAT(0) Spaces and Buildings, SdeBoker, 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 inthemoment 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, TelAviv 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 NonPositively Curved Spaces", Einstein Institute of Mathematics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 