Dr. Ori Beck Philosophy

Dr. Igal Bilik Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Jonathan Brack Middle East Studies

Dr. Galit Katarivas Levy Biomedical Engineering

Hire, foster and retain the best and the brightest faculty members.

Dr. Yeela Lahav Raz Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Aeid Igbaria Life Sciences

Dr. Daniel Grave Materials Engineering

Dr. Jennifer Resnik Life Sciences

Dr. Omri Azencot Computer Science

Dr. Nina Kamennaya Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

TOWARDS 50:50 GENDER EQUITY AT BGU Women and minority faculty members face even greater hurdles and challenges throughout their career, especially in its early stages. As an institution and a community, we at BGU are working hard to help female faculty members navigate those challenges and to achieve gender equity on our campuses. A more diverse and inclusive faculty body will strengthen research and teaching, attract a more diverse student body, and ensure that the fruits of research benefit all members of society. The Towards 50:50 campaign launched two years ago, even before the strategic process had concluded, has taken us much closer to realizing the ideal, through practical steps, as well as cultural change.

We have encouraged female students to enter STEM programs, launched several programs to empower female faculty members in developing their careers, increased awareness of gender bias in language based on the understanding that language shapes reality, promoted gender-balanced representation on important University committees, and much more! Outgoing Presidential Advisor on Gender Equity, Dr. Hila Riemer, summed it up: “Through the accumulation of each of these many steps, an overall transformation in organizational culture is becoming apparent. There is increasing appreciation for the importance of gender equity and growing support. I am proud of the BGU community for its leadership and the active participation of its members in this effort.”

Dr. Yana Tchekhanovets Bible Studies, Archeology and the Ancient Near East

Dr. Muntaser Naamneh Physics

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