Professor Salman Elbedour, Howard University

Dr. Salman Elbedour is a Full 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 Urban School Psychology program . For many years he has also been researching, speaking, writing, and teaching on the Bedouin educational system in Israel as well as the psychological impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Israeli, Palestinian, and Bedouin youth. He received his Ph.D in Clinical School Psychology from the University of Minnesota. For seven years he taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheva, and at Birzeit University, in the West-Bank. He has also served as a school psychologist in Bedouin Arab schools and as a director of a center of children at risk in the town of Rahat, Israel. He has published extensively on social, political, health and identity issues related to Bedouin of the Negev and Palestinian communities.