Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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Department of Social Sciences

Overview

The Department of Social Sciences at LAU is one of the leading academic entities in the field in the Middle East. It is committed to excellence in teaching and research, student-centeredness, and serving of the community. It is an interdisciplinary department with faculty committed to high quality undergraduate and graduate instruction across social sciences. In addition to the degree programs, the department offers a rich variety of courses in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum and specialized course work in the areas of gender studies, legal studies, and conflict resolution.

Degrees and Minors Offered

Faculty and Staff

Professors

  • Sami Baroudi, Ph.D., Political Science
  • Paul Tabar, Ph.D., Sociology/Anthropology

Associate Professors 

  • Huda Ayyash-Abdo, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Tamirace Fakhoury, Ph.D., Political Science & International Affairs
  • Marwan, Rowayheb, Ph.D., Political Science & International Affairs   Chair
  • Imad Salamey, Ph.D., Political Science & International Affairs    Associate Chair
  • Bassel Salloukh, Ph.D., Political Science & International Affairs
  • Maria-José Sanchez-Ruiz, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Ketty McGill Sarouphim,  Ph.D., Psychology & Education

Assistant Professors 

  • Rudy Abib Habib, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Michele Kelly, Ph.D., Human Ecology, Family & Child Studies
  • Myriam El Khoury Malhame, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Makram Ouaiss, Ph.D., Political Science & International Affairs   Dean of Students

Lecturers

  •  Elie Samia, M.A., Political Science & International Affairs

Senior Instructors

  •  Loulwa Kaloyeros, M.S., Psychology

Staff

  •  Samantha-Joe Beyrouthy, Lead Academic Assistant  Byblos
  •  Chantal Chaoul, Academic Assistant  Beirut

Contact Information

Beirut

  • Phone number: Extension 1981
  • Address: Orme Gray Hall 506
  • Website

Byblos

  • Phone number: Extension 2481
  • Address: Block A, Office 804 A
  • Website