Annette Koren, PhD
Annette Koren is a research scientist at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies. She is the principal investigator on projects related to enriching Israel education for Jewish college students. She is a co-author of the 2015 Israel Literacy Measurement Project Report, an attempt to create a valid and reliable measure of knowledge of Israel. She leads an ongoing evaluation of the Summer Institute for Israel Studies and is a principal investigator of the Israel Fellows and Israel Engaged Campus Programs. She is also the lead author for the Searching for the Study of Israel series, a yearly directory and report on courses about Israel offered on campuses in the United States.
She previously served as Consultant for Research and Evaluation at the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston (BJE). At the BJE, she helped Jewish educators make evaluation an integral part of their practice, and she conducted evaluation research on various educational interventions. Her published work from the BJE includes Reach and Retention: Findings from the Boston Area School Census 2001-02 and Special Learning Needs in Day Schools: Parent and Community Responses on the experiences of families of children with special needs in day schools. Prior to her work in Jewish education, she was a senior consultant at PIMS Associates of the Strategic Planning Institute and Market Research Manager at GTE Sylvania. She has also been a faculty member at Fordham University in New York City and Lesley College in Cambridge, MA.
Israel Studies Directory: 2013-14 Report Update; The Israel Literacy Measurement Project: 2015 Report; The Summer Institute for Israel Studies: 2015