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Curriculum Vitae (Prepared Oct. 2014)
Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig
Home Address: 3/2 Yitzchak Sadeh St., Kfar Saba 4423918, ISRAEL
Work Address: School of Communication, Bar-Ilan University, 52900 Ramat Gan, ISRAEL
Telephone: Home - 972-9-9744440 Fax - 972-9-9744441 Cell-Phone – 052-3410163

Work – (direct) 972-3-5317651; (secretary) 972-3-5317060/61
Birthplace: New York, U.S.A. Birthdate: May 25, 1949
Family Status: Married + 2 children
Higher Education: B.A. 1971 - City College of New York, Political Science

PhD 1976 - Harvard University, Government
Employment History and Dates of Promotion in Rank (Bar-Ilan University):
Chairman (Oct. 2014 - Sept. 2016): School of Communication, Bar-Ilan University.
Deputy Director (Oct. 2011 - Sept. 2014): School of Communication, Bar-Ilan University.
Chairman (Oct. 2004 – Sept. 2007): Department of Political Studies.
Vice Chairman (Oct. 2002 – Aug. 2004): Department of Political Studies, in charge of Public Communications Program: B.A., M.A. & PhD.
Assoc. Professor (Dec. 1993 - Present): Department of Political Studies, 1993-2011 (also, Titular Head of the department’s B.A., M.A. & PhD Public Communications Program, Oct. 1998 – Sept. 2002); School of Communication, 2011 - Present.
Chairman (Oct. 1991 - Sept. 1996): Division of Journalism & Communications Studies (professional, certificate program).
Senior Lecturer (Oct. 1985 - Nov. 1993): Department of Political Studies (full-time), and Division for Journalism & Public Communications (half-time adjunct).
Lecturer (Oct. 1979 - 1985): Department of Political Studies (full-time) & Div. of Pub. Comm. (half-time adjunct, 1981 - 1985).
Senior Instructor (Oct. 1977 - 1979): Department of Political Studies (3/4 time) & Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of the Social Sciences (1/4 time).
Other Significant Work:
Member, Government Committee Reevaluating Commercial Broadcasting (Feb. 2014 to the present):

Minister of Communications, Gilad Erdan, has set up the committee with official government approval to reevaluate all radio and TV commercial broadcasting in Israel, given significant changes brought about by new media. We are mandated to submit our committee recommendations report by Aug. 2014.
Visiting Professor (Sabbatical leave from Bar-Ilan U; Jan. 2013 - May 2013): Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Teaching two advanced seminar courses ("Elections in Israel" and "Israel Media Campaigns").
Chairman, Best Article Prize Committee (2012): Annual Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy, hosted at Hebrew University (Dec. 12-14).
Chairman, Referee Committee (Poli Sci + Communications) (2012): PhD Dissertation Grant Competition, Israel Foundations Trustees.
Academic Referee (2010; 2011): Second Channel Authority -- Research Grant Competitions.
Senior Fellow (Oct. 2010 -- present): Center for International Communication, Bar-Ilan University.
Visiting Professor (Sabbatical leave from Bar-Ilan U; Sept. 2008 - June 2009): Program for Judaic Studies, Brown University, as Schusterman Foundation Visiting Israeli Scholar. In addition to four, semester courses taught, 6 public lectures were presented in Providence and 21 public lectures around the U.S. on various campuses (e.g. U of Penn, Bryn Mawr, Case Western Reserve U, Rice U, Florida Atlantic U, Haverford) and Jewish community groups (e.g. Albuquerque NM, Columbia SC, Toledo OH, Chicago IL, New York NY).
2007 Best Article of the Year Award Judging Committee – ICA Political Communication Division, 2008.
Adjunct Professor (Oct. 2001 – 2008): Dept. of Communications (2001-2004, 1/2 time; 2004-2008, 1/4 time), Netanya College.
Chairman, Program Approval Committee (March 2005 – Jan. 2006): Israel Council of Higher Education (YOSH MALAG), for Ariel College/University, Mass Communications Program.

Chairman: Final Certification Committee (Summer 2006 – 2012).
Editorial Board Member

(2001 – 2006): POLITIKAH: Journal of Political Science and International Relations (Leonard Davis Institute, Hebrew University, Jerusalem).

(2007 – present): QESHER: Journal of Media and Communications History in Israel and the Jewish World (Bronfman Institute, Tel Aviv University.
Head (Oct. 2001 – 2005): Center for International Communications & Policy (Bar-Ilan University); (Oct. 2011-Sept. 2013): Member, Executive Committee, Center for International Communications.
Chairman (Oct. 2001 – Sept. 2004): Steering Committee, Division of Journalism and Communications Studies (Bar-Ilan University).
Member, Program Approval Committee (March 2002 – April 2003): Israel Council of Higher Education ( MALAG), for Lifschitz College, Mass Communications Program.
Chairman (1997-1999): Israel Political Science Association.
Chairman, Ministry of Education Steering Committee for Establishment of Communications Studies Programs in the Public Religious School System (Nov. 1996 – June 2000; from 2002 – 2005: Advisor for Program Implementation).
Board of Trustees Member, Institute for Education and Communal Research, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University (1997 – 2007).

(Jan. 2010 - Sept. 2013): Providence Jewish Voice & Herald [Bi-weekly opinion column: "Reflections of/in Israel"]

(Dec. 2004 - Sept. 2007): Political Science Dep't site, Bar-Ilan University [Weekly Blog: "Higher Education" [Hebrew] (in my capacity as Dep't Chair).

(Nov. 1999 - Aug. 2000): "Ha’amud Ha’rishon" [Weekly column: Internet Newspaper - Netking]

(Dec. 1993 - June 1999): "Otot" [Monthly column: Israel’s Trade Journal of Journalism, Marketing and Advertising]

(Nov. 1998 – Nov. 2000): "Ma Be’Petakh" [Weekly column: Petach Tikva newspaper]

(1993 - 1998): "Va’adim" [Monthly column: Israel’s Journal of Labor & Trade Unions].
College Program Academic Advisor (1994 - 1996): Emek Ha’yarden College (‘94-’96); "Orot" Teacher’s College (‘96 - present); Judaea & Samaria College – "Ariel" (1999). Establishing programs in "Mass Communications".
Professional School Academic Advisor (1992 - 2001): "ABUDI" School of Advertising.
Grade School Advisor (1996; 1998): Establishing specialty programs in "Communications".

"Alon" Elementary School, Bat Yam (1996);

"Yarden" Elementary School, Tel Aviv (1997);

"Bar-Ilan" Elementary School, Herzliya (1998).
Public Relations Consultant (March 1994 - June 1995): Holon Municipality – setting up public committees for improving the city’s programs and image through public participation.
Visiting Professor (Sabbatical leave; Sept. 1989 - Aug. 1990): Dep’t of Political Science, through the aegis of The Lipinsky Institute for Judaic Studies, Annual Distinguished Visiting Scholar for Israeli Affairs - San Diego State University. Taught four courses and gave weekly public lectures.
Special Research Assistant on Education (Sept. 1976 - Aug. 1977): Comptroller’s Office, City of NY.
Series Lecturer (Oct. 1974 - Dec. 1976): Theodore Herzl Institute for Adult Education (New York City).
Teaching Fellow (Sept. 1973 - June 1976): Harvard University.
Visiting Lecturer (Jan. - June 1976): Suffolk University (Boston, MA).

Areas of Expertise:
1) New Media (Internet, wireless telephony, digital communications, etc.): a- Evolutionary

Development; b- Influence on Society and Politics; c- Virtuality.

2) Israeli Politics (especially Political Communication, Public Protest and Alternative Socio-

Economic Systems).

3) Information (Post-Industrial) Society and Politics: Prediction, Planning & Public Policymaking.

4) Jewish Political Tradition

Courses Presently (*) & Recently Taught (since 2004):
1) *New Media: Technology & Society (B.A. required course – Bar-Ilan U)

2) *The Information Age: Communications, Politics & Society in the 21st Century (B.A. elective course) – Bar-Ilan U.; Brown U (2008-09) & Netanya College (in 2005-06, as a seminar)

3) Publications, Teaching and the Academic World (bi-annual PhD workshop course) – Bar-Ilan U.

4) * Internet Revolution – Bar-Ilan U. (online M.A. elective); Netanya College (2006-2008, B.A.


5) * Virtuality (M.A. elective course -- Bar-Ilan U; starting Fall 2014).

6) Life Cycle of New Media (B.A. elective course -- Bar-Ilan U).

7) Elections in Israel (B.A. research seminar -- University of Maryland).

8) Political Communication: Media Campaigns in Israel (M.A./B.A. research seminar -- U of Maryland)

9) Introduction to Mass Communications (B.A.) – Bar-Ilan U. & Netanya College.

10) Zionism, Anti-Zionism & Post-Zionism: Israel - Past, Present, Future (B.A. elective) – Brown U

11) Current Events in Israel (in Hebrew, for native English speakers; B.A. elective) – Brown U

12) Power and Powerlessness in Jewish History, Politics & Government (B.A. seminar) – Brown U

Courses Previously Taught (Pre-2000):
1) Israeli Politics & Government (B.A. elective) – Bar-Ilan U

2) Intro to Government & Politics (B.A. required) – Bar-Ilan U

3) Western Democracies (B.A. required) – Bar-Ilan U

4) Selected Issues in American Politics (B.A. elective) – Bar-Ilan U

5) Israeli Extra-Parliamentary Behavior (B.A. seminar) – Bar-Ilan U

6) Performing & Writing Research (preparatory for M.A. thesis) -- Bar-Ilan U

Professional Association Membership (Current):
International Communication Association (ICA)

Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC)

Media Ecology Association (MEA)

Israel Communication Association (IsCA)

Public Service:
Media Appearances: over the years, many interview appearances on Israeli radio and TV on a range of topics, as well as ad hoc, op-ed & analysis essays written for newspapers. I am also frequently interviewed by the world press for background analysis of current events.

Columnist (Jan. 2010 - Sept. 2013): Bi-weekly column for the Providence Jewish Voice & Herald. URL:
Blog Columnist (June 2005 – Sept. 2007): Writing a weekly blog “Higher. Education?” on my department’s internet site, on important issues dealing with Israeli higher education. URL:
Chairman (June 2005; 2006): Judges Committee, Annual Prize Competition, Israel Public Relations Association.
Head of Selection Committee (2004 - 2006): Yoav Prize (for outstanding research on Criticism of the Media), Israel Media Watch.
President (Synagogue) (1997-1999): Young Israel of Petach Tikva (Kaddish Luz). Chairman, Audit Committee (2000 – present); Chairman, Charity Committee (1995-1997); Vice President (1990-1991).
IDF Lecturer (1985-1999): Education Division, Lecturer’s Bureau (Mador Hasbarah) – Reserve Army Duty.

Board Member (1977-1979): Board of Directors, AACI: Americans and Canadians in Israel.
National President (1977): North American Aliyah Movement.
Honors, Awards & Grants:
1) Summa Cum Laude & Phi Beta Kappa (City College of New York): 1967-1971.

2) Herbert Lehman Fellow (N.Y. State): 1971.

3) Woodrow Wilson Designate (U.S.A.): 1971.

4) Graduate Prize Fellow (Harvard University): 1971 - 1973.

5) National Council for Research and Development Grant (Israel): 1981.

6) Special University President’s Research Grant for Outstanding PhD Supervision: 2005.

7) Israel Science Foundation (Israel): research proposal (#792/08) awarded grade of "Very Good" (not funded): 2008 -- "Exclusion or Glory: Local News Coverage of Israel's Periphery and Public Reaction"

Academic Refereed:

1) Co-edited with Bernard Susser, Comparative Jewish Politics: Public Life in Israel and the Diaspora (Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 1981).
2A) Stiff-Necked People, Bottle-Necked System: The Evolution and Roots of Israeli Public Protest, 1949-1986 (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1990).
2B) Israeli Public Protest, 1949-1992 [Hebrew; revised, with an additional new chapter] (Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 1992).
3) WILDFIRE: Grassroots Revolts in Israel in the Post-Socialist Era (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1992).
Academic Non-Refereed:

4) THE USEFUL GUIDE TO COMMUNICATIONS: A Handbook of Theory and Practice for Journalism, Advertising, and Public Relations [Hebrew] (Tel Aviv: Va’adim: 1994).

5) Mil’khamitz [Hebrew] (Tel Aviv: Kinneret Publishing, 1995). [Children’s storybook on business, advertising, marketing, etc.]

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, PATUAKH: Ktav et Le’politikah, Tikshoret, Ve’khevrah [PCS: Journal of Politics, Communications, and Society], published from 1992-2003.

1) "Proto-Zionism and its Proto-Herzl: The Philosophy and Efforts of Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalischer," Tradition, vol. 16, #1 (Summer 1976), pp. 56-76.
2) "Science Fiction as Futurist Prediction: Alternative Visions of Heinlein and Clarke," The Literary Review, vol. 20, #2 (Winter 1977), pp. 133-151.
3) "The House of Rothschild: Prototype of the Transnational Organization," Jewish Social Studies, vol. XL, #3-4 (Summer-Fall, 1978), pp. 251-270.
4) "Frankenstein Unbound: Toward a Legal Definition of Artificial Intelligence," FUTURES: The Journal of Forecasting and Planning, vol. 13, #6 (Dec. 1981), pp. 442-457.
5) "On Public Protest and their Economic Causes" [Hebrew], The Economic Quarterly [Hebrew], #114 (Sept. 1982), pp. 275-283. Co-authored (equal credit) with Meir Unger.
6) "Public Protests Against Central and Local Government in Israel, 1950-1979," The Jewish Journal of Sociology, vol. 24, #2 (Dec. 1982), pp. 99-115.
7) "The Israeli Protester," The Jerusalem Quarterly, #26 (Winter 1982), pp. 127-138.
8) "Public Demonstrators and the Israeli Police: The Policy and Practice of Successful Protest Control," Police Studies, vol. 6, #2 (Summer 1983), pp. 44-52.
9) "Religious Protest and Police Reaction in a Theo-Democracy: Israel, 1950-1979," The Journal of Church and State, vol. 25, #3 (Autumn 1983), pp. 491-505. Co-authored with Giora Goldberg (equal credit). Reprinted (in Hebrew) in Crime and Social Deviance [Hebrew], vol. 12 (1984), pp. 23-31.
10) "The Economic and Political Determinants of Public Protest Frequency and Magnitude: The Israeli Experience," International Review of Modern Sociology, vol. 15 (Spring 1985), pp. 63-80. Co-authored with Meir Unger.
11) "The Reactions of the Authorities to Israeli Public Protest" [Hebrew], Megamot [Trends], vol. 29, #2 (Aug. 1985), pp. 223-229. Co-authored with Giora Goldberg.
12) "Israeli Protest: Is It Successful?" [Hebrew] State, Government, and International Relations [Hebrew], Number 31 (Summer-Autumn, 1989), pp. 111-125.
13) "Protest, Television, Newspapers, and the Public: Who Influences Whom?" Political Communication and Persuasion, vol. 6, #1 (Fall 1989), pp. 21-32. Reprinted in: Herzog, H. & Ben Rafael, E. (eds.) Language and Communications in Israel (New Brunswick, London: Transaction Publishers, 2001), pp. 519-534.

14) "‘Am K’shey Oref’: Oppositionism in the Jewish Political Tradition," JUDAISM: A Quarterly Journal, vol. 40, #1 (Winter 1991), pp. 16-38.
15) "May’avdut Le’herut: Israeli Grassroots Revolts Against the Paternalistic Socialist System," SHOFAR: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, vol. 10, #1 (Fall 1991), pp. 11-22.
16) "Loyalty, Voice, and Quasi-Exit: Israel as a Case Study of Proliferating Alternative Politics," Comparative Politics, vol. 24, #1 (Oct. 1991), pp. 97-108.
17) "Copying the Master? Patterns of Israeli-Arab Protest, 1950-1990," Asian & African Studies, vol. 27, (1993), pp. 129-147.
18) "Expanding the Extra-Parliamentary Repertoire: Public Attitudes to Alternative Systems and the Use of Them" [Hebrew], Medinah, Memshal, Ve’yakhasim Bein-le’umiyyim, Number 39 (Summer 1994), pp. 31-60. (Co-authored with Gila Kurtz)
19) "The Media Campaign: The Negative Effects of Positive Campaigning, " Israel Affairs, vol. 4, #1 (Fall 1997), pp. 167-186.
20) "The Pendulum, the Slope and the Mediacracy: Yediot Akhronot vs. Maariv – Past, Present, and Future" [Hebrew], Qesher 25 (May 1999), pp. 6-19.
21) "The Tower of Babel vs the power of babble: Future political, economic, & cultural consequences of synchronous, automated translation systems (SATS)," new media & society, vol. 2, #4 (Dec. 2000), pp. 467-494.

22) "LA BELL(E) EPOQUE? A Comparison of Party Platform and TV Propaganda Ideology in the 1999 Israeli Elections," Israel Affairs, vol. 7, #2&3 (Winter/Spring 2001), pp. 245-268. (Co-authored with Atara Faran-Frankel)
23) "Political Ill-Health Coverage: Professional-Ethical Questions Regarding News Reporting of Leaders’ Ailments," Journal of Health Communication, vol. 8, #1 (January-February 2003), pp. 59-77.
24) "Whose News? Does Gender Determine the Editorial Product?" European Journal of Communication, vol. 18, #1 (March 2003), pp. 5-29. (Co-authored with Aliza Lavie)
25) "The Natural Life Cycle of New Media Evolution: Inter-Media Struggle for Survival in the Internet Age," new media & society (co-authored with Nava Cohen-Avigdor) (Dec. 2004, vol. 6, #6), pp.707-730. This article appeared earlier in Hebrew in PATUAKH: Journal of Politics, Communications & Society, vol. 5 (2003), pp. 64-113.
26) "Worth an Agora? 2003 E-lection Party Sites and Public Discourse," Israel Affairs, vol. 10, #4 (Summer 2004), pp. 242-262.
27) "The Method is the Message: Explaining Inconsistent Research Findings in Gender & News Production Research," Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, vol. 6, #1 (Feb. 2005), pp. 69-92. (Co-authored with Aliza Lavie)
28) "The Media in the 2006 Israeli Elections: Who’s Manufacturing Consent? Framing the Spin-Doctors," Israel Affairs, vol. 13, #2 (April 2007), pp. 418-442. (Co-authored with Dr. Atara Frenkel-Faran)
29) "Information Processing of Advertising Among Young People: The Elaboration
Likelihood Model as Applied to Youth," Journal of Advertising Research, vol. 47, # 3 (Sept. 2007), pp. 326-340. (Co-authored with Dr. Tali Harari-Teeni & Dr. Shlomo Lampert)

30) "The Importance of Product Involvement for Predicting Advertising Effectiveness among Young People," International Journal of Advertising, vol. 28, #2 (May 2009), pp. 203-229 (with Dr. Tali Harari-Teeni & Dr. Shlomo Lampert).

31) "Hard News, Soft News, General News: The Necessity and Utility of an Intermediate Classification," Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, vol. 11, #1 (Jan.-Feb. 2010), pp. 37-56 (with Dr. Michal Seletzky).

32) "Factors Underlying Organizations' Successful Press Release Publication in Newspapers: Additional PR Elements for the Evolving 'Press Agentry' and 'Public Information Models'," International Journal of Strategic Communication, vol. 4, #4 (October 2010), pp. 244-266 (with Dr. Michal Seletzky).

33) "Elite and Popular Newspaper Publication of Press Releases: Differential Success Factors?" Public Relations Journal, vol. 6, #1 (January 2012), pp. 1-25 (with Dr. Michal Seletzky):
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