Dr. Zehavit Kohen

Zehavit Kohen

Zehavit Kohen, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and the head of the Mathematics Teachers Education & Development research group. Her research focuses on promoting professional development and meta-cognition of high-school mathematics teachers, assessment of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education with focus on quantitative and qualitative (mixed-method) analysis and integrating educational technology into teaching and learning of mathematics. Her doctoral research (Suma Cum Laude, 2011) focused on developing pedagogical self-regulation at preservice teachers in a technological environment, supported by reflection in different foci. During the academic year 2015-2016, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) at Stanford University, where she investigated the professional development (PD) of early-career mathematics teachers who participated in the Hollyhock Fellowship Program[1]. During 2012-2017, she had been a researcher at the Technion Research and Development Foundation and at the Neaman Institute[2], Israel. Her research work focused on assessment of STEM education and on the choice of and retention in STEM careers


[2] The Neaman Institute is a research institute that focuses on the preparation of a national policy on issues of science and technology education especially in higher education.

  • Ph.D. – Education, Suma Cum Laude, Bar-Ilan University, 2011
  • M.A. – Educational Technology, Cum Laude, Bar-Ilan University, 2005
  • B.Sc. –  Computer Science and Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University, 2003
  • Teaching Certificate – Computer Science, Cum Laude, Bar-Ilan University, 2003