Sheizaf Rafaeli

Sheizaf  Rafaeli
Sheizaf Rafaeli
Professor, Director, The Center for Internet Research, University of Haifa, Israel

SHEIZAF RAFAELI is the founding director of the the Center for Internet Research (InfoSoc, the Center for the Study of the Information Society) (1998 - present), and former head of the Graduate School of Management (2005-2011), University of Haifa Israel. He leads the "Serious Games for Executives" project, and serves as director in a series of public interest organizations and as a member of several Editorial Boards. He is co-PI and member of the Academic Management of the ICORE LINKS Center of Excellence for research on Learning in the Age of Information. 

His interests are in computers as media. He has published on this topic in journals such as Behavior and Information Technology, Communication Research, Computers and the Social Sciences, Computers and Human Behaviour (CHB), Journal of Communication, Information and Software Technology, Information Systems Research (ISR), Information Systems Journal (ISJ), the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), the International Journal of Electronic Business, the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS), Computers and Education, the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling (IJSPM), and the Journal of Broadcasting

Rafaeli served as founder and co-editor of The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and is proud of initiating and setting up the SHIL (Citizen's Advice Board) online serice. He is currently member of several editorial boards, including those of JCMC, ITSharenet and IJKL.

Over the past twenty five years he has taught courses on computers as media, and the social implications of new communication technologies, as well as numerous Information Systems' courses.