Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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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

President

Joseph G. Jabbra, Ph.D.

President’s Office

  • Diane Nauffal, Ph.D., Assistant to the President for Institutional Research & Assessment
  • Christian Oussi, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the President for Public Affairs
  • Saad A.A. El Zein, B.S., Assistant to the President for Special Projects

Provost

George E. Nasr, Ph.D.

Provost’s Office

  • Barbar Akle, Ph.D., Assistant Provost
  • Rula Diab, Ph.D., Assistant Provost
  • Charbel Azar, M.B.A., Director of Continuing Education
  • Nashat Mansour, Ph.D., Director of Liberal Arts and Academic Compliance
  • Ghada Naous, M.S., Director of Freshman and Honors Program
  • Mario Rebeiz, M.A., Director of Grants and Contracts

Vice-Presidents

  • Charles Abou Rjeily, Licence, Finance
  • Roy Majdalani, B.E., M.B.A., Administration
  • Elise Salem, Ph.D., Student Development & Enrollment Management
  • George Najjar, Ph.D., University Advancement

Assistant Vice-Presidents

  • Gabriel Abiad, M.B.A., Strategic Communications
  • Camille Abou-Nasr, B.E., Information Technology
  • Charbel Aoun, M.B.A., Human Resources
  • Abdo Ghié, M.P.A., Enrollment Management
  • George Hamouche, M.S., Facilities Management
  • Elias Kassis, Licence, CMA, Finance - Operations
  • Abdallah Al Khal, M.B.A., Alumni Relations
  • Nadya Mikdashi, M.A., Development   New York
  • Nassib Nasr, M.P.H., Development
  • Jassem Othman, Business Services    Acting
  • Simon Sakr, M.B.A., Finance - Corporate
  • Elie Samia, M.A., Outreach & Civic Engagement

General Counsel

Nour Hajjar, LL.M.

Academic Deans

  • Elie Haddad, Ph.D., School of Architecture & Design
  • Cathia Jenainati, Ph.D., School of Arts & Sciences
  • Wassim Shahin, Ph.D., Adnan Kassar School of Business
  • Lina Karam, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow, School of Engineering
  • Michel Mawad, M.D., Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury  School of Medicine   
  • Costantine Daher, Ph.D., Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing  Interim
  • Imad Btaiche, Pharm.D., School of Pharmacy
  • Samer Saab, Ph.D., Graduate Studies & Research

Deans of Students

  • Raed Mohsen, Ph.D., Dean of Students  Beirut
  • Makram Ouaiss, Ph.D., Dean of Students  Byblos

Academic Officers

School of Architecture & Design

Dean

  • Elie Haddad, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

  • Sophie Khayat, D.E.S.

Chairs

  • Randa Abdel Baki, M.F.A., Art & Design
  • Maroun El-Daccache, Ph.D., Architecture & Interior Design

Associate Chairs

  • Melissa Plourde Khoury, M.F.A., Art & Design
  • Roula El Khoury, M.U.P., Architecture & Interior Design

Directors

  • Silia Abou Arbid, B.Arch., Foundation Program
  • Abdallah Kahil, Ph.D., M.A. in Islamic Art Program

School of Arts & Sciences

Dean

  • Cathia Jenainati, Ph.D. 

Associate Dean

  • Haidar Harmanani, Ph.D.

Assistant Deans

  • Samer Habre, Ph.D.
  • Robin Taleb, Ph.D.

Chairs

  • Danielle Azar, Ph.D., Computer Science & Mathematics
  • Rima Bahous, Ed.D., Education    
  • Vahid Behmardi, Ph.D., Humanities
  • Victor Khachan, Ph.D.,  English
  • Jad Melki, Ph.D., Communication Arts   
  • Marwan Rowayheb, Ph.D., Social Sciences
  • Sima Tokajian, Ph.D., Natural Sciences

Associate Chairs

  • Nadra Assaf, Ed.D., Communication Arts
  • Dany Badran, Ph.D., English
  • Sami Baroudi, Ph.D., Social Sciences
  • Hussein Hassan, Ph.D., Natural Sciences
  • Azzam Mourad, Ph.D., Computer Science & Mathematics

Director

  • Paula Habre, M.A., Writing Center

Adnan Kassar School of Business

Dean

  • Wassim Shahin, Ph.D.

Associate Deans

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

Chairs

  • Wissam Abdallah, Ph.D., Finance & Accounting
  • Ghassan Dibeh, Ph.D., Economics
  • Raed El Khalil, Ph.D., Information Technology & Operation Management
  • Maya Farah, Ph.D., Marketing
  • Said Ladki, Ph.D., Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Josiane Sreih, Ph.D., Management Studies

Associate Chairs

  • Ali Fakih, Ph.D., Economics
  • Silva Karkoulian, Ph.D., Management Studies

Directors

  • Jalal Armache, Ph.D., E.M.B.A. Program
  • Khodr Fakih, Ph.D., Legal Studies
  • Rabih Nehme, Ph.D., M.B.A. Program

School of Engineering

Dean

  • Lina Karam, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow

Associate Dean

  • Michel Khoury, Ph.D.

Chairs

  • Caesar Abi Shdid, Ph.D., Civil Engineering
  • Wassim Habchi, Ph.D., Industrial & Mechanical Engineering
  • Dani Tannir, Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering        Interim

Coordinators

  • Caesar Abi Shdid, Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering
  • Ali Ammouri, Ph.D., Beirut Campus Engineering Programs
  • Dani Tannir, Ph.D., Mechatronics Engineering
  • Pierrette Zouein, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering

Gilbert & Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

Dean

  • Michel Mawad, M.D.

Associate Dean

  • Sola Aoun Bahous, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Education

Assistant Deans

  • Vanda Abi Raad, M.D., Continuing Medical Education
  • Rajaa Chatila, M.D., Graduate Medical Education
  • Naji Riachi, M.D., Clinical Research
  • Alain Sabri, M.D., Faculty Recruitment
  • Tony Zreik, M.D., Business Development

Chairs

  • Elie Abi Nader, M.D., Anesthesiology   Acting
  • Chahine Assi, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery & Trauma​
  • Bassem Safadi, M.D., Surgery
  • Noha Bejjani, M.D., Pathology   Acting
  • Nicola Ghazi, M.D., Ophtalmology
  • Hussein Farhat, M.D., Laboratory Medicine  Acting
  • Daniel Mahfoud, M.D., Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Therapeutics   Acting
  • Jacques Mokhbat, M.D., Internal Medicine
  • Naji Riachi, M.D., Neurology
  • Alain Sabri, M.D., Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Zeina Tannous, M.D., Dermatology
  • Gerard Wakim, M.D., Pediatrics   Acting
  • Tony Zreik, M.D., M.B.A., Obstetrics and Gynecology

Director

  • Vanda Abi Raad, M.D., Clinical Simulation Center

Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing

Dean

  • Costantine Daher, Ph.D.  Interim

Assistant Dean

  • Myrna Doumit, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

School of Pharmacy

Dean

  • Imad Btaiche, Pharm.D.

Associate Dean

  • Roy Kanbar, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Academic Affairs     Acting

Assistant Dean

  • Lamis Karaoui, Pharm.D., Student Affairs

Chair

  • Mohammad Mroueh, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Soumana Nasser, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Practice

Director

  • Lamis Karaoui, Pharm.D., Experiential Education

Graduate Studies and Research

Dean

  • Samer Saab, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

  • Walid Marrouch, Ph.D.

Faculty Senate

  • John El Khoury, Ph.D., Chair  Byblos
  • Mirvat El Sibai, Ph.D., Vice Chair  Beirut
  • Gretchen King, Ph.D.

University Enterprise Office/ LAU Consult

  • Walid Touma, Ph.D., Director

Libraries

  • Marie-Therese Mitri, M.S., Director    Interim

Student Development & Enrollment Management

Vice President

  • Elise Salem, Ph.D.

Deans of Students

  • Raed Mohsen, Ph.D.  Beirut
  • Makram Ouaiss, Ph.D.  Byblos

Athletics

  • Sami Garabedian, M.S., Senior Director of Athletics Beirut
  • Joe Moujaes, M.A., Lead Director of Athletics Byblos

Residence Halls

  • Assia Kanaan, M.Ed., Senior Residence Hall Supervisor  Beirut
  • Suzy Saba, T.S., Senior Residence Hall Manager   Byblos

Enrollment Management

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

Admissions

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

Student Recruitment

  • Abdo Ghié, M.P.A., Director   Acting

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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

Registrar

  • Annie Lajinian-Magarian, M.A., Senior University Registrar

Outreach & Civic Engagement

  • Elie Samia, M.A., Assistant Vice-President of Outreach & Civic Engagement & Director of USAID

Office of International Services

  • Dina Abdul Rahman, M.B.A., Director of International Services & Director of MEPI-TL Grants

Finance Officers

Vice President

  • Charles Abou Rjeily, Licence

Finance

  • Elias Kassis, Licence, CMA, Finance - Operations
  • Simon Sakr, M.B.A., Assistant Vice-President for Finance - Corporate

Budget and Financial Planning

  • Naji Medlej, D.E.A., Executive Director

Business Office

  • Rola Fares, B.B.A., Comptroller  Beirut
  • Michel Chahine, M.S., Comptroller  Byblos

Human Resources & University Services Officers

Vice President

  • Roy Majdalani, B.E., M.B.A.

Human Resources

  • Charbel Aoun, M.B.A., Assistant Vice-President for Human Resources
  • Grace Nohra-Lebbos, E.M.B.A., Senior Director, Staff Relations & Development
  • Nicolas Majdalani, Licence, Director, Business Process Reengineering & HR Analytics
  • Ruba Nassar-Tohme, M.B.A., Director, Compensation & Benefits Byblos
  • Antoinette Fahed-Daher, Maitrise, Deputy Director, Compensation & Benefits Beirut
  • Indji Dagher, B.A., Director of Staff Recruitment

Facilities Management

  • Georges Hamouche, M.S., Assistant Vice-President for Facilities Management
  • Shaheen Bou Jaoude, B.E., Executive Director, Project Management & Contract Administration
  • Joseph Shebaya, D.I., Executive Director, Planning & Renovations
  • Roger Haddad, B.E., M.B.A., Senior Director, Physical Plant  Beirut
  • Ziad Haddad, B.E., Director, Physical Plant   Byblos
  • Nabil Bedran, B.E., Senior Director, Capital Construction Management   Beirut
  • Toufic Smayra, B.E., Senior Director, Capital Construction Management  Byblos
  • Emad Abdennour, Lead Director, Operations and Management
  • Roula Boustany, Lead Director, Operations and Maintenance

Information Technology

  • Camille Abou-Nasr, B.E., Assistant Vice-President for IT
  • Roula Matta Hage, Diplôme, Senior Director, IT Applications and Solutions
  • Rodolph Aouad, B.S., Director, IT Security
  • Hamid Saliba, Diplôme, Senior Director, IT Network, Telecom & Multimedia
  • Hadi Tanissa, Senior Director, IT Support

Business Services

  • Jassem Othman, B.E., Acting Assistant Vice-President for Business Services, Director of Auxiliary Services
  • Jean Rizk, M.B.A., Director of Supply
  • Antoine Faris, M.S., Senior Director of Purchasing  Byblos

Protection

  • Ahmad Hassouna, Director of Protection

University Advancement Office

  • George Najjar, Ph.D., Vice-President
  • Gabriel Abiad, M.B.A., Assistant Vice-President for Strategic Communications
  • Abdallah Al Khal, M.B.A., Assistant Vice-President for Alumni Relations
  • Nadya Mikdashi, M.A., Assistant Vice-President for Development   New York
  • Nassib Nasr, M.P.H., Assistant Vice-President for Development
  • Amal Abdel Massih, B.S., Executive Director of Advancement Services
  • Marjorie Pfleiderer, B.A., Executive Director of Operations  New York
  • Edward Shiner, M.M., Director Alumni and Special Projects   New York

Internal Audit Office

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