Prof. Gavriel Salomon, Ph.D.

 Short Biographical Sketch

 Prof. Salomon was the dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa, Israel, (1993-8) and a professor of educational psychology there. Salomon is currently director of the Center for Research on Peace Education at that university. Prof. Salomon received his B.A. and M.A. (Summa cum Laude) in geography and education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (1966), and his Ph.D. in educational psychology and communication from Stanford University   (1968). Since then he has taught at the Hebrew University and Tel-Aviv University in Israel , Universidad Ibero Americana in Mexico , and at Harvard , Indiana University, Stanford, USC, University of Michigan and University of Arizona in the USA . Salomon has recently received the Sylvia Scribner AERA Award as well as the Israel National Award for life long achievements in educational research (2001), is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (1999), a fellow at the Stanford Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1998-9), editor of Educational Psychologist (1991-5), president of the Educational, Division of the International Association of Applied Psychology (1990-1994) and Fellow of the American Psychological Association (1983),.

Salomon has written four books: Interaction of Media, Cognition and Learning (1979/1994), announced as a "Citation Classic"; Communication and Education, (1981); Communication (Hebrew, 1981); and Technology and Education in the Information Age (Hebrew, 2001), edited two books - Distributed Cognitions ( Cambridge , 1993) and Peace Education (Erlbaum, 2002). He has also published more than 100 empirical, theoretical, and methodological articles in a variety of professional journals in the USA , Israel , Europe , and Latin America in the fields of technology, learning, cognition and learning; educational evaluation, and peace education.