Ihab Aldaqqaq was the Director of the Master of Social Work Program (MSW) in the Department of Social Sciences (DSS)/ Bethlehem University; he also served as an Assistant Professor within the department. He was nominated to represent Bethlehem University in the Higher-Ed Scientific Research Committee. He also served as a member of the curriculum review committee, and a full-time lecturer at the School Liberal Arts, Kean University, NJ.
Ihab completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in New York. He also earned a Master of Philosophy (M-phil) in Social Work from Columbia University. Ihab completed his graduate studies in Human Rights and Democratization at the University of Malta in Malta. His undergrad training was in Sociology and Psychology and graduated with honors from Bethlehem University.
His research interests are focused in the area of human rights, gender equity and equality, social movements, domestic violence, immigrants & immigration, and domestic violence & gender based violence among immigrants. Ihab has extensively explored the status of the Palestinian Woman in the Palestinian community, both past and present. As of the last year, Ihab has focused his research on addressing the needs of cultural minorities and ethnic groups, in addition to addressing the needs of victims in conflict zones.
Ihab is the recipient of a number of awards and scholarships, including the “Palestinian Faculty Development Program” scholarship sponsored by the Open Society Foundation/ Soros (OSF) and USAID, and the “Mediterranean Master in Human Rights and Democratization” scholarship sponsored by the European Commission.