Dr. Salman Elbedour, Howard University

Dr. Salman Elbedour is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies at the Howard University School of Education in Washington, D.C. and coordinator of its School Psychology Program. For many years, he has been researching, speaking, writing, and teaching on the educational system in Israel as well as the psychological impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Jewish and Arab children and youth. Dr. Elbedour is a former visiting assistant professor at Macalester College in Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical School Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1994, where he also received two Master’s Degrees in Educational Psychology and Social Psychology. For seven years, Dr. Elbedour taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Ben-Gurion University in Beer-Sheva in the morning, and at Bir-Zeit University in the West Bank in the evening. He has also served as a high school teacher in the Bedouin city of Rahat in the Negev (1980-1986) and licensed school psychologist in Bedouin schools (1993-2001). He is widely known for his publication record on the Israeli-Arab community. Dr. Elbedour has been the initiator of many Israeli-Arab conflict resolution programs and has published more than 60 articles on Israeli Arab social, political, health, and identity issues. He is author of the book: Bedouin Health: Perspectives from Israel, and has presented his research at several national and international conferences in the United States, Europe, Israel, and the West Bank.