Michael Bar-Eli, Ph.D., is chair of the Business Administration Department and holds the Nat Holman Chair in sports research at the faculty of business and management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. At the Academic College at Wingate, he is Chairperson of both the Supreme Academic Council and the Supreme Promotion Committee.
Bar-Eli studied psychology and sociology in Israel and Germany. He has about 175 international refereed publications in English and numerous publications in Hebrew. Bar-Eli has served as associate- and section-editor of leading sport psychology journals. He has held senior psychology positions in the Israel Defense Forces and is a consultant to elite sports. Bar-Eli held senior positions in both the European and Asian-South Pacific societies of Sport Psychology. His scientific work has been recognized by awards such as a “Mercator Professorship” at the University of Tuebingen and a “Distinguished Invited Professorship” at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.