Michael A Ben-Avie, PhD

Lecturer in the Child Study Center


Dr. Ben-Avie has co-edited six books on educational change and youth development with colleagues at the Yale Child Study Center. Recent publications include Using handheld applications to improve the transitions of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Improving students’ academic learning by helping them access text, a chapter on students with print disabilities. Recent publications on education include First-year experience: A comparison study and Promoting community in early childhood programs: A comparison of two programs with James P. Comer. Also co-authored The role of precollege data in assessing and understanding student engagement in college. He was one of only five in the country to receive the 2017 “Excellence in Assessment Designation” by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), which is the most prestigious national organization in the field.

Education & Training

PhD Jewish Theol Sem America (1996)
BA University of Haifa (1990)
Post-Doctorate Yale School of Medicine
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow Yale University

Honors & Recognition

  • “For extraordinary efforts on behalf of the peace process in Northern Ireland the establishment of the Northern Ireland Community Cooperation Initiative"John Dallat, Mayor of Coleraine, and Wavell Moore, Coleraine Chief Executive (2001)

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Michael A Ben-Avie, PhD

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