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Maher Hashweh, Ph.D.

Based: West Bank, Palestine

Degrees: Bachelor’s of Science and Master of Arts in Education, American University of Beirut; Doctorate, Education, Stanford University

Maher Hashweh is a professor of education at the Department of Teaching and Instruction at Birzeit University and a former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and of the Faculty of Education. He worked as a teacher of physics and science after he received his bachelor's degree at the Friends Boys School in Ramallah and St. George's School in Jerusalem. Dr. Hashweh has worked at Birzeit University since receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1985, and he has assumed many administrative positions including Library Director, Head of the Master’s Program in Democracy and Human Rights, and was the chairperson of the Psychology and Education Department several times. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and at Berlin Free University. Dr. Hashweh has published many articles and books in science education, democracy education, and teacher professional development. He recently established the Faculty of Education which accepted its first group of undergraduate students a few years ago, and was the national coordinator of the Teacher Education Strategy in Palestine.