Sari Havis


What I do

Teaching Professor of Hebrew & Coordinator of the Hebrew Program


Pedagogy Curriculum development Assessment Israeli culture

Professional Biography

Since joining DU in 2010 I have taught Elementary and Intermediate Hebrew levels, developed and taught the third year courses toward the Hebrew Minor and designed and taught Israeli Studies (AI) courses (Israeli culture and society through films).
For the past 6 years I have facilitated international collaboration projects between Israeli College students and DU's Intermediate level students.
I co-chair an International Hebrew Pedagogy Seminar for Hebrew professors which is hosted biannually at DU, and I am the Chair of the Test Development Committee of the SAT Subject Test in Modern Hebrew.


  • MS, Education, University of Kansas, 1993
  • BA, Psychology, Dominican College , 1989
  • BM, Piano and Music Pedagogy, University of Tel Aviv, 1977

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Professors of Hebrew
  • MOFET Institute

Key Projects

  • FY16 Marsico - Havis


  • Students' Perceptions of the Impact of L1, L2 or No Subtitles when Viewing Israeli Films of Hebrew language Acquisition and Leraning about Israeli Culture
  • Assessment in the classroom
  • Inclusion and Use of Power Point Presentation in Hebrew Clasrooms
  • Inclusion of Teaching Culture in the FL classroom


  • Nomination recognition, DU Career Services
  • Teacher Recognition Award, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Kansas
  • Award in recognition of distinguished academic achievement in the field of Psychology, Dominican College
  • Nomination Recognition, DU Career & Professional Develipment