Visiting Faculty Member
Katef Morad Salama is an educational professional, facilitator, lecturer, and social activist, whose work focuses on teacher education, communications, gender, and facilitation of dialogue groups. As a visiting faculty member at the Mandel Center for Leadership in the North, she serves as the academic advisor to the Mandel Program for Regional Leadership in the North. Alongside her work for Mandel, Katef teaches at Oranim College, where, among other things, she develops content for the secondary-school teacher education program. Katef also works with academic staffs and social organizations focusing on coexistence and diverse society, teaches courses on facilitation, and is a facilitator, consultant, and mentor in the field of multicultural dialogue. Previously, Katef was the academic co-director of a “Teach for Israel” teacher-training program, following work as the pedagogical director of the Center for Humanist Education at Beit Lohamei Haghetaot. Prior to that, Katef was the head of media studies in Arab society for the Ministry of Education. Katef holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science and communications from the University of Haifa and is a graduate of cohort 16 of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. She is currently working on her doctoral research in the department for culture and film Cinema studies at the University of Haifa, examining the representation of “the other” in drama in the Arab world.