Research & Publications
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
- PhDJewish Theol Sem America (1996)
- BAUniversity of Haifa (1990)
- Post-DoctorateYale Child Study Center
- Pre-Doctoral Research FellowYale School Development Program
Honors & Recognition
|Impact Award||Campus Technology||2018|
|Excellence in Assessment||National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)||2017|
|“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|