Prof. Alean Al-Krenawi

Achva Academic College - Prof.Alean Al-Krenawi, President

(PhD) is president of Achva Academic College and Professor of Social Work at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He is former Dean of the School of Social Work at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He is the first non-Jew to be appointed head of an academic institution in Israel.


Prof. Al-Krenawi's research interests include multicultural, mental-health, political violence and Social work with indigenous population.  He conducted studies in Israel, Canada, the Palestinian Authority and other Arab countries. Among his numerous publications are books on Ethno-Psychiatry among Bedouin Arabs in Israel on multicultural social work in Canada and on the psychological effects of political violence. Prof. Al-Krenawi is currently working on a book dealing with polygamy and mental health in the Middle East.


The cornerstones of Prof. Al-Krenawi's educational vision are an emphasis on participatory instruction attuned to the needs of the student, applied research producing workable models for educational and practitioners and engagement in the community by the both; students and faculty.