Academic Catalog 2016–2017

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University Administrators

Former LAU Presidents

  • Frances Irwin, 1924–1935
  • Winifred Shannon, 1935–1937   Acting
  • William A. Stoltzfus, 1937–1958
  • James H. Nicol, 1941–1943  Acting
  • Rhoda Orme, 1954–1955   Acting
  • Grace Loucks Elliot, 1958–1959  Acting
  • Frances M. Gray, 1959–1965
  • Salwa Nassar, 1965–1967
  • Cornelius B. Houk, Feb. 1967–June 1967   Acting
  • Marie Sabri, 1967–1969 Acting
  • William H. Schechter, 1969–1973
  • Albert Y. Badre, 1973–1982
  • Riyad F. Nassar, 1982–2004

Executive Officers


Joseph G. Jabbra, Ph.D.


George K. Najjar, Ph.D.

Assistant Provosts

  • Mona C. Majdalani, Ph.D., Academic Affairs
  • Wassim Shahin, Ph.D., Special External Projects


  • Elise Salem, Ph.D., Student Development and Enrollment Management
  • Charles Abou Rjeily, Licence, Finance
  • Roy Majdalani, B.E., M.B.A., Human Resources and University Services
  • Marla Rice-Evans, B.A., M.A., TD, University Advancement

Assistant Vice-Presidents

  • Abdo Ghie, M.P.A., Enrollment Management
  • Simon Sakr, M.B.A., Finance
  • Sonia Hajjar, Ph.D., Finance
  • George Hamouche, M.S., Facilities Management
  • Camille Abou-Nasr, B.E., Information Technology
  • Nassib Nasr, M.P.H., Development Middle East and Europe
  • Robert Hollback, B.S., Development North America
  • Elie Samia, M.A., Outreach and Civic Engagement
  • Salim Chehab, B.E., Business Services
  • Charbel Aoun, M.B.A., Human Resources

Legal Counsel

Nour Hajjar, LL.M.

Academic Deans

  • Elie Haddad, Ph.D., School of Architecture and Design
  • Nashat Mansour, Ph.D., School of Arts and Sciences
  • Said Ladki, Ph.D., Adnan Kassar School of Business  Interim
  • George Nasr, Ph.D., School of Engineering
  • Michel Mawad, M.D., Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine  Interim
  • Anahid Kulwicki, Ph.D.,  Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing
  • Imad Btaiche, Ph.D., School of Pharmacy
  • Pierre Zalloua, Ph.D., Graduate Studies and Research

Deans of Students

  • Raed Mohsen, Ph.D., Dean of Students  Beirut
  • Mars Semaan, Ph.D., Dean of Students  Byblos

Academic Officers

School of Architecture and Design


  • Elie Haddad, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

  • Farid Jreidini, B.Arch.


  • Silia Abou Arbid, B.Arch., Fine Arts and Foundation Studies   Interim
  • Rachid Chamoun, Ph.D., Architecture and Interior Design   Interim
  • Yasmine Taan, Ph.D., Design

Associate Chairs

  • Pierre Hage Boutros, D.E.S., Architecture and Interior Design
  • Melissa Sinclair Khoury, M.F.A., Design, also Interim Associate Chair, Fine Arts and Foundation Studies

School of Arts and Sciences


  • Nashat Mansour, Ph.D.

Assistant Deans

  • Sami Baroudi, Ph.D.
  • Costantine Daher, Ph.D.
  • Samer Habre, Ph.D.
  • Iman Osta, Ph.D.


  • Danielle Azar, Ph.D., Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Nahla Bacha, Ed.D., English Acting
  • Roy Khalaf, Ph.D., Natural Sciences
  • Jad Melki, Ph.D., Communication Arts  Acting
  • Mona Nabhani, Ed.D., Education
  • Paul Tabar, Ph.D., Humanities Acting
  • Marwan Rowayheb, Ph.D., Social Sciences  Acting

Associate Chairs

  • Ralph Abi-Habib, Ph.D., Natural Sciences
  • Kristiaan Aercke, Ph.D., English   Acting
  • Nadra Assaf, Ed.D., Communication Arts and Humanities  Acting
  • Samer Habre, Ph.D., Computer Science and Mathematics  Acting
  • Paul Tabar, Ph.D., Social Sciences  Acting

Adnan Kassar School of Business

Interim Dean

  • Said Ladki, Ph.D.

Associate Deans

  • Abdallah Dah, Ph.D.
  • Salpie Djoundourian, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

  • Zaher Zantout, Ph.D.


  • Ghassan Dibeh, Ph.D., Economics, also Director of MBA Program
  • Khodr Fakih, S.J.D., Information Technology and Operation Management
  • Silva Karkoulian, Ed.D., Management Studies
  • Elias Raad, Ph.D., Finance and Accounting, also Director of Executive Education Programs
  • Josiane Sreih, Ph.D., Hospitality and Marketing

Associate Chairs

  • Guy Assaker, Ph.D., Information Technology and Operation Management and Management Studies
  • Maya Farah, Ph.D., Hospitality and Marketing
  • Armand Manassian, Ph.D., Finance and Accounting
  • Walid Marrouch, Ph.D., Economics

School of Engineering


  • George E. Nasr, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

  • Raymond Ghajar, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

  • Barbar Akle, Ph.D.


  • Caesar Abi Shdid, Ph.D., Civil Engineering Department  Interim
  • Jean Chatila, Ph.D., Coordinator of Engineering Programs  Beirut
  • Michel Khoury, Ph.D., Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Department, also Petroleum Engineering Program Coordinator
  • Zahi Nakad, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine


  • Michel Mawad, M.D.

Associate Dean

  • Zeinat Hijazi, M.D., Medical Education

Assistant Deans

  • Sola Bahous, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Affairs
  • Rajaa Chatila, M.D., Graduate Medical Education


  • ​Eddie Abdalla, M.D., Surgery
  • Elie Abi Nader, M.D., Anesthesiology  Acting
  • Noha Bejjani, M.D., Pathology  Acting
  • Jamal Bleik, M.D., Ophtalmology  Interim
  • Hussein Farhat, M.D., Laboratory Medicine  Acting
  • Daniel Mahfoud, M.D., Radiology  Acting
  • Zeina Tannous, M.D., Dermatology
  • Gerard Wakim, M.D., Pediatrics  Acting
  • Tony Zreik, M.D., M.B.A., Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Vacant, Medicine

Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing

Founding Dean

  • Anahid Kulwicki, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

  • Myrna Doumit, Ph.D.

School of Pharmacy


  • Imad Btaiche, Pharm.D.

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

  • Pascale Salameh Gerges, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

  • Jad Abdallah, Ph.D.


  • Roy Kanbar, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Soumana Nasser, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Practice


  • Lamis Karaoui, Pharm.D., Experiential Education

Graduate Studies and Research


  • Pierre Zalloua, Ph.D.

Faculty Senate

  • Ramzi Haraty, Ph.D., Chair  Beirut
  • Mazen Tabbara, Ph.D., Vice-Chair  Byblos
  • Janine Zakka, M.B.A., Secretary  Beirut

Institutional Research and Assessment Office

  • Diane Nauffal, Ph.D., Director

University Enterprise Office

  • Walid Touma, Ph.D., Director
  • Peggy Hanna, M.B.A., Special Advisor

Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World

  • Lina Abi Rafeh, Ph.D., Director


  • Cendrella Habre, M.S., University Librarian
  • Joseph Hage, M.A., Director Byblos

Student Development and Enrollment Management

Deans of Students

  • Raed Mohsen, Ph.D.  Beirut
  • Mars Semaan, Ph.D.  Byblos


  • Sami Garabedian, M.S., Director Beirut
  • Joe Moujaes, B.E., Director  Byblos

Residence Halls

  • Assia Kanaan, M.Ed., Supervisor  Beirut
  • Suzy Saba, T.S., Supervisor   Byblos

Enrollment Management

  • Abdo Ghié, M.P.A., Assistant Vice-President for Enrollment Management


  • Nada Hajj, M.S., University Director of Admissions

Student Recruitment

  • Michel Najjar, M.S., Executive Director of Student Recruitment

Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Ghada Abi Fares, M.B.A., University Director of Financial Aid and Scholarship Office (FASO)


  • Annie Lajinian-Magarian, M.A., University Registrar
  • Fouad Salibi, B.A., Deputy Registrar  Byblos

Outreach and Civic Engagement

  • Elie Samia, M.A., Assistant Vice-President of Outreach and Civic Engagement

Office of International Services

  • Dina Abdul Rahman, M.B.A., International Services Associate Program Manager

Continuing Education Program and Testing Services

  • Mimi Melki Jeha, Ph.D., Director of Continuing Education Program, Byblos, and Director of University Testing Services, Byblos

Finance Officers

Budget and Financial Planning

  • Sonia Hajjar, Ph.D., Assistant Vice-President for Finance/Budget and Grants

Grants and Contracts

  • Sonia Hajjar, Ph.D., Assistant Vice-President for Finance/Budget and Grants Comptroller
  • Simon Sakr, M.B.A., Assistant Vice-President for Finance/University Comptroller

Business Office

  • Naji Medlej, D.E.A., Comptroller  Beirut
  • Michel Chahine, M.S., Comptroller  Byblos

Human Resources and University Services Officers

Human Resources

  • Charbel Aoun, M.B.A., Assistant Vice-President for Human Resources
  • Nicolas Majdalani, Licence, Director, Business Process Reengineering and HR Analytics
  • Ruba Tohme, M.B.A., Director, Compensation and Benefits

Facilities Management

  • George Hamouche, M.S., Assistant Vice-President for Facilities Management
  • Shaheen Bou Jaoude, B.E., Executive Director, Project Management and Contract Administration
  • Joseph Shebaya, D.I., Executive Director, Planning and Renovations
  • Roger Haddad, M.B.A., Director, Physical Plant  Beirut
  • Ziad Haddad, B.E., Director, Physical Plant   Byblos
  • Nabil Badran, B.E., Director, Capital Construction Management   Beirut
  • Toufic Smayra, B.E., Director, Capital Construction Management  Byblos

Information Technology

  • Camille Abou-Nasr, B.E., Assistant Vice-President for IT
  • Roula Matta Hage, Diplôme, Director of IT Applications and Solutions
  • Brigitte Baroudy, B.S., Director, IT Security
  • Hamid Saliba, Diplôme, Director of IT Network, Telecom and Multimedia

Business Services

  • Salim Chehab, B.E., Assistant Vice-President for Business Services
  • Jassem Othman, B.E., Director of Auxiliary Services
  • Jean Rizk, M.B.A., Director of Supply
  • Ghassan Atwi, B.S., Director of Purchasing  Beirut
  • Antoine Faris, M.S., Director of Purchasing  Byblos


  • Ahmad Hassouna, Director of Protection

University Advancement Office

  • Nassib Nasr, M.P.H., Assistant Vice-President for Development, Middle East and Europe
  • Robert Hollback, B.S., Assistant Vice-President for Development, North America
  • Christian Oussi, M.A., Executive Director of Public Relations
  • Abdallah Al Khal, M.B.A., Executive Director of Alumni Relations
  • Edward Shiner, M.M., Alumni Programs Manager   New York
  • Amal Abdel Massih, B.S., Director of Advancement Services
  • Marjorie Pfleiderer, B.A., Director of Operations  New York

Internal Audit Office

  • Khaled Abul-Husn, M.B.A., C.P.A., Director