Professor Aharon Kellerman

Prof. Aharon Kellerman has advanced from teaching assistant to full professor at the University of Haifa, Israel. In the past, Prof. Kellerman has held an assortment of visiting and affiliate academic positions: Oxford University, UK; Bar-Ilan University, Israel (16 years); University of Maryland, College Park, US (six times); Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; University of Miami, US; Boston University, US. He served as Vice President of Administration at the University of Haifa, 1995-2004, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Geography, President- designate, Academic College for Israel (under construction).

Prof. Kellerman has had much committee and administrative experience throughout the years, including his chairmanships over the Department of Geography at the University of Haifa, the M.A. and Doctoral Committees (also at the University of Haifa), and the Joint Research Committee of the University of Haifa and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. In addition, he has been involved in many professional organizations, including being the President, Vice President and Council Member of the Israeli Geographical Association, Editor and Co-Editor of Horizons in Geography, and reviewer for the National Science Foundation (U.S.). His public nominations include Member of the Awarding Committee for the Rupin Prize, the Team for Southern Haifa Bay Planning and the Consulting Committee for Economic Development for the City of Haifa. Currently he serves as chair of the Commission on the Geography of the Information Society of the International Geographical Union (IGU), following his service as vice-chair for the Commission on Telecommunications and Geography. His list of publications includes four books; five monographs; over 60 refereed articles; 40 book chapters; proceedings; book reviews, etc. This, in addition to his consulting activities, paper presentations (over 80 in Israel and abroad), and theses supervision, has earned him many awards and grants during his career such as those from the Fullbright Foundation; Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture; Ben-Shemesh Award (Jewish National Found); the Moshkovitz Foundation; the Burda Foundation; and the Association of American Geographers (AAG).

Academic Profile by Dr. Aikaterini Kokkinou,

University of Glasgow, UK