BZU Faculty Ibrahim Makkawi is Selected for International Alumni Award


Dr. Ibrahim Makkawi, Assistant Professor
in the Psychology Department at BZU, was selected as the 2012 International
Alumni Award recipient for Kent State University’s College of Education, Health
and Human Services Third Annual Hall of Fame Awards.


Makkawi received his Ph.D. in educational
psychology in 1999 from KSU. He also earned a master’s of education degree in
adult education from the University of Minnesota, and a master’s of arts degree
in social psychology from Hamline University.


is actively involved in the Community Psychology Program at Birzeit University,
and has published six journal articles and presented papers at more than 20
conferences in a variety of countries over the last 15 years.


State University represented an ideal place for me to pursue my doctoral thesis
about the impact of Palestinian student movement on collective identity
development, especially combining mixed method research design. I was fortunate
to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Vilma Seeberg in cultural foundations
and Dr. Linda Rogers in educational psychology. My academic experience at KSU
helped me to transform and maintain the spirit of my commitment to larger
issues in a way conducive to an academic career,” said Makkawi.


College of Education, Health and Human Services will honor Makkawi and six
other distinguished alumni on 28 September 2012.