Aharon Kellerman

Prof. Aharon Kellerman was born in 1945 in Haifa, Israel. He completed his Bachelor’s degree studies in Geography and Jewish History at the University of Haifa, in 1969. In 1971, he received a High School Teaching Certificate from the same institution. He then went on to complete his Master’s degree in Geography, with honors, at the Hebrew University in 1972. In 1976, he completed his Doctoral degree, also in Geography, at Boston University in the United States.

Prof. Kellerman has advanced from teaching assistant to full professor at the University of Haifa, Israel. In the past, Prof. Kellerman has held an assortment of visiting and affiliateacademic positions: Oxford University, UK; Bar-Ilan University, Israel (16 years); University of Maryland, College Park, US (six times); Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; University of Miami, US; Boston University, US. He served as Vice President of Administration at the University of Haifa, 1995-2004, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Geography, President- designate, Academic College for Israel (under construction).

Prof. Kellerman has had much committee and administrative experience throughout the years, including his chairmanships over the Department of Geography at the University of Haifa, the M.A. and Doctoral Committees (also at the University of Haifa), and the Joint Research Committee of the University of Haifa and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. In addition, he has been involved in many professional organizations, including being the President, Vice President and Council Member of the Israeli Geographical Association, Editor and Co-Editor of Horizons in Geography, and reviewer for the National Science Foundation (U.S.). His public nominations include Member of the Awarding Committee for the Rupin Prize, the Team for Southern Haifa Bay Planning and the Consulting Committee for Economic Development for the City of Haifa. Currently he serves as chair of the Commission on the Geography of the Information Society of the International Geographical Union (IGU), following his service as vice-chair for the Commission on Telecommunications and Geography.

His list of publications includes four books; five monographs; over 60 refereed articles; 40 book chapters; proceedings; book reviews, etc. This, in addition to his consulting activities, paper presentations (over 80 in Israel and abroad), and theses supervision, has earned him many awards and grants during his career such as those from the Fullbright Foundation; Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture; Ben-Shemesh Award (Jewish National Found); the Moshkovitz Foundation; the Burda Foundation; and the Association of American Geographers (AAG).

Books:
Time, Space and Society: Geographical-Societal Perspectives. Dordrecht: Kluwer (D. Reidel), 1989.
Society and Settlement: Jewish Land of Israel in the Twentieth Century. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993.
Telecommunications and Geography. London: Belhaven ; New York: Halsted (John Wiley), 1993.
The Internet on Earth: A Geography of Information. London and New York: John Wiley, 2002.
Personal Mobilities. London and New York: Routledge, 2006.