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Michael Ben-Avie, PhD

Lecturer in the Child Study Center

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Michael Ben-Avie, PhD



Dr. Ben-Avie has co-edited six books on educational change and youth development with colleagues at the Yale Child Study Center. He conducts longitudinal, cohort studies to discern the impact of college on students’ learning and development. He develops predictive models using an AI to inform the design of school and university interventions to promote students’ retention, academic achievement, preparedness to navigate in a complex society with many choices, and graduation.

Areas of expertise include assessment, accreditation, academic program review, and grant-funded research projects. As Principal Investigator and Co-P.I., conducted outcome evaluations of federal grants, including grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Education; Center for Mental Health Services; and a collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice.

He translates research about neuropsychiatric disorders into instructional strategies and assistive technology. He is an academic psychologist and educational researcher, and his academic disciplines include psycholinguistics, psychological research, statistics, and education.

Education & Training

  • Post-Doctorate
    Yale Child Study Center (1998)
  • PhD
    Jewish Theol Sem America (1996)
  • Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
    Yale School Development Program (1996)
  • BA
    University of Haifa (1990)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Impact AwardCampus Technology2018
Excellence in AssessmentNational Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)2017

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