Dr. Tomer Levi, Director of the Brandeis University/Middlebury Program in Israel. 

A native of Haifa, Tomer received his B.A. (1998) and M.A. (2001) in History of the Jewish People from Haifa University. He then moved to the U.S. to study at Brandeis University, where he focused his studies on the modern history of Jews in the world of Islam. While at Brandeis, Tomer worked with the Hebrew faculty, and gained experience in Hebrew language instruction. He also taught Hebrew at Tufts University. After receiving his Ph.D. from Brandeis, Tomer returned to Israel (2009), and continued his research as a post-doctoral fellow at Ben-Gurion University, where he now serves as the director of the Brandeis University/Middlebury Program.