Avital Karpman
Associate Clinical Professor of Hebrew, Language Program Director

Dr. Avital Karpman is the director of the Hebrew program and has been teaching at UMD since 2007. She received her Ph.D. in Education from York University. Dr. Karpman is the author of Kisharim: A Textbook for Advanced Learners of Hebrew (2014) and Who Does This Language Belong To? Personal Narratives of Language Claim and Identity (2008). Recently, she was awarded an Andrew Mellon grant to develop materials for online teaching of less commonly taught languages (2018-2020) as well as a grant from the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education to research Hebrew teaching in public and charter schools (2018-2019).