Faculty

Dr. Eli Gottlieb

Dr. Eli Gottlieb

Director, Mandel Leadership Institute

Dr. Eli Gottlieb, a cognitive psychologist, has directed the Mandel Leadership Institute since 2007. Previously, he directed the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows program and the Mandel School for Educational Leadership. Eli was born in London, completed a bachelor's and a master's degree at the University of Cambridge, and was the national director of Bnei Akiva UK. While completing his doctoral dissertation on religious thinking at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Eli served in various positions at institutions providing leadership training for the fields of informal education and Israel-Diaspora relations. Eli writes and teaches about the links between cognition, identity, and culture, and about the implications of these links for education and leadership. During his tenure as director, the Mandel Leadership Institute was ranked twelfth in a list of the 100 most influential institutions in Israel, published by The Marker