Prof. Michal Yerushalmy (BSc, MSc, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology; EdD, Harvard University) is on the faculty of the Department of Mathematics Education in the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Education.
She is former Vice President and Dean of Research (2011-2016) at the University of Haifa, and is currently Director of MERI – The Mathematics Education Research and Innovation Center at the University of Haifa, and an Academic Board Member of the LINKS I-CORE (Israeli Center of Research Excellence in the field of Learning in the Networked Society). Her interests are in learning with computerized environments. Prof. Yerushalmy’s research focus is on the study of mathematical learning and teaching; design and implementation of reformed curricula; and cognitive processes involved in learning with multiple external representations, bodily interactions and modeling.
She has authored and designed numerous software packages and developed the interactive "VisualMath" secondary school mathematics web curriculum.
In the Math4Mobile project Prof. Yerushalmy offers ways to make technology available for construction of knowledge by everyone everywhere. Her work has gained national and international recognition (the 2010 ISDDE Prize for Excellence in Educational Design; the Israeli Presidential Conference: Facing Tomorrow 2009).